- Jul 17, 2008
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- Tom Landry Middle School
If you have a transmission jack or a helper it's not bad. You can do it without a transmission jack, it just gets a bit sketchy. Replace the throwout bearing at the same time if its mechanical. If its hydraulic, that's your call. Hydraulic throwout bearings can be a nightmare to bleed sometimes. I actually have to pull a vacuum on the one in my racecar AND pump from the top, still takes an hour on a good day. Only specialty tools you should need are a flywheel wrench/stop to keep the engine from turning over while you torque the pressure plate down, and a torque wrench.Im going to be due for a new clutch here in the next year or so probably, i am right at 65K miles since it was last done (damn I drive too much)
When I did the front drive shaft conversion last month it got me thinking that with the lift its pretty easy to get under the jeep and (now that I watched a few online videos on jeep clutch replacement ** printed out a google expert certificate) this does look like the bulk of the work is removing shit that is in the way and lowering the transmission is the part that makes my risk sensor go up?
Other than having to disconnect and lower the tranny, remove the drives shafts the bulk of it appears to be lots of unbolting and bolting things back on?
I think some of yall have done this before but is it worth taking a weekend and learning something new and putting in a clutch for parts at around $800 bucks or should I just pay the $1800 bucks to have someone do it and enjoy my weekend?