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Just bragging..finished my clutch job on my 98 2.0 yesterday....pretty stoked...before this the biggest thing I did on it myself was the timing belt.
 

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Congrats, I know mine has the original clutch (202k miles) and is due anytime now. I might need to get up with you for a few questions later when I get around to doing mine. Is there a DIY thread around here for that job?
 

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I did research in the Hynes manual but found better info for what to take apart by this YouTube vid. I still used the manual for torque specs and a few other things .

https://youtu.be/XJshGRgU28g

I am able to take my time doing it as I have my 03 GMC pickup to drive also. So it took me ...a month ha ha ..as I was lazy doING it..and needed my 2 sons to help me take the tranny out and put it back in....there isn't much room to manuever it out. I also made a 2x4 engine brace/lift instead of the nice one they showed in the vid. Worked great ..with an 8" long bolt and short chain....watch the vid a few times before doing it .

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cool vid I just wonder how much different it would be for the 1.8t engine like mine. I thought the clutch wheel had to be aligned a specific way when you put back in. I noticed the pressure plate and actual clutch wheel came out as one unit then came apart. Did you have the fly wheel machined/resurfaced? Did you replace the 3 seals he talked about in the vid?
 

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The seals were good. And the clutch did go on only a certain way. The pins only line up one way
 

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That tool you keep installed in the clutch plate through the pressure plate until you tighten it up to keep the clutch plate aligned

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That's a clutch alignment tool! Keeps the disc centered (before you tighten down the pressure plate); so, when you stab the trans it will perfectly align with the input shaft. Basically it is replicating the input shaft; before you stab it in. On my air cooled bugs; I had a extra old input shaft, I used as a alignment tool.


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It worked great...but that manual Trans is a bugger to get back in place I will tell ya that !!

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Yeah, unless the car is on a lift and you have a trans jack; I would assume it would be tough on the ground with jack stands! Just be thankful you had the 5 speed and not the 02M six speed! Those are hard to get in and out; even with a lift! Ask me how I know! :)

By the way; which clutch did you go with?


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That tool you keep installed in the clutch plate through the pressure plate until you tighten it up to keep the clutch plate aligned

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oh okay cool, now it's starting to clear up on me. I have a tranny jack I found dirt cheap in craigslist years ago and ready for when this job comes up. Thanks for the help guys
 

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That's a clutch alignment tool! Keeps the disc centered (before you tighten down the pressure plate); so, when you stab the trans it will perfectly align with the input shaft. Basically it is replicating the input shaft; before you stab it in. On my air cooled bugs; I had a extra old input shaft, I used as a alignment tool.


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