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Old February 14th, 2005, 5:50 pm   #1
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89 pgt... my clutch slips in the higher gears and i am planning on putting in a dxd clutch but i need to know how first
i have all the tools needed and a hoist i just need to know how to do it

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Old February 14th, 2005, 6:10 pm   #2
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Alli know is you dont have to take the engine out. Youhve to beable todrop the tranny, so anything in the way has to go. We you remove engine mountsyou have to have the engine supported. After you get the tranny out im lost.
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Get a manual... In all honesty pictures are worth a 1k words. If I were you I would buy a haynes or chilton manual and look over the procedure. Then if you still have questions post back. Changing out the clutch is a fairly straight forward procedure but is still fairly difficult.
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Get a manual... In all honesty pictures are worth a 1k words. If I were you I would buy a haynes or chilton manual and look over the procedure. Then if you still have questions post back. Changing out the clutch is a fairly straight forward procedure but is still fairly difficult.
ok i will get one thanks
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Old February 14th, 2005, 8:34 pm   #5
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Like Marcot said get a book. And we'll be happy to answer any questions. Just to let you know one thing up front, You don't need to remove the passenger side axle, just leave it in place. I didn't remove the exhaust as well. It'll save some time. I learned the hard way.
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when i was 16, i seriousely had never touched a car, not even sumthing as simple as a alt swap, but i blew my clutch in my 89 dodge colt turbo, took me about 150 bux total, and 2 weeks, with no book, and no knowledge of what the hell to do. only issue i had was i couldnt figure out how to remove the axles (they just pop out) but at the time, as i said, i had no clue. pulling the trans is a really easy thing, its just time comsuming.
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Like Marcot said get a book. And we'll be happy to answer any questions. Just to let you know one thing up front, You don't need to remove the passenger side axle, just leave it in place. I didn't remove the exhaust as well. It'll save some time. I learned the hard way.
how the hell are you gonna slide off the tranny bell housing from the back of the engine without removing the half shaft?
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how the hell are you gonna slide off the tranny bell housing from the back of the engine without removing the half shaft?

You do the same thing as if you were removing the shaft, Pry on it. I've done it it works. I got this tip from another PP member. It helps to have an extra hand though.
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after swapping out my tranny once I think there are a lot of things I would do differently then what the haynes manual says now that I know what I am doing. but following the directions in the manual will get the job done.
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after swapping out my tranny once I think there are a lot of things I would do differently then what the haynes manual says now that I know what I am doing. but following the directions in the manual will get the job done.
Yeah... but it'll get the job done in 2 years. Whereas if you know what you're doing it'll only take.... 1 year
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I don't like working on a car randomly from bits and pieces of information I pick up off the internet. You tend to break things and waste time doing unnecessary work when you don't know what your doing and decide to wing it. Once you get some experience under your belt you can start to figure out what part of the instructions you need to adhere to and what is easy to bypass.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 7:15 pm   #12
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If you need a manual go to clicky AMAZON clicky Then scroll down to where the NEW used books are they are dirt cheap and shipping is only a buck or two.

I ordered both the Haynes and the Chilton's manual it was under $15 for the both of them shipped and they came within one week.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 6:28 pm   #13
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well i got it in last night. it wasnt as bad as i thought it was going to be
thanks for the help
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