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Can I get Help with S-10 Clutch install??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, May 23, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Hey folks, its a chevy. My kiss ass neighbor, hell he's like my big brother, needs a new clutch in his S-10 4x4 adn Im gonna do it for him I was just wondering if someone here could send me some do's and donts or quickies, short cuts, anything to help out. Or anything that I should know that I dont.
    I've done clutches before, but not on an S-10 P/U.
    Its a 90 4.3 4x4.

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    I swapped out an automatic tranny in my old S10 a couple months ago. It was a total nightmare. Chevy has managed to pack 300lbs of of stuff in a 10lb bag on those trucks. I had no room under there for air tools on half the bolts, and lost hope 2 minutes into the job. It might be a little trickier removing a stick tranny, since you have to slide it backwards, but it can be done without a shop. Just give yourself more time than you think you'll need... And go buy some long 3/8" or 1/2" extensions. Oh, yeah, pull and tie up all the harnesses around the bellhousing before you start or after you get the tranny out, because with the tranny up there going back in, you won't be able to reach up and push them out of the way if they get caught.

    Good Luck!!!

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  3. Burt4x4

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    Duno about an S10 but when I put my CenterForce kit in my SM465 I made guied pins for remounting the trannie. What I did was buy longer bolts that fit into the bell housing and cut the heads off. Then as I slid the trannie forward the homemade pins keep it all lined up for reinserting the mounting bolts.
    I did this without seporating the xfercase man that was a heavy sucker and waboly too....
    Good Luck bro

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    I know that on the S-10's with 700R4's, the manual says loosen the body to get the tranny out. Seriously. I would assume the manual is smaller, so you can probably just slide it backwards anyway. The guide pin idea is excellent, I've used it on my car, and it saves a lot of time.

    Make sure to take the slave cylinder off the bellhousing, and at all costs avoid having to bleed it, as they can be a pain in the a$$ to bleed correctly.

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    I plan on seperating the T-case. and Yes, I can see that Gm was playing stocking stuffer on these damn things.
    We are putting new everything. SLave cylinder and all. So we be having to bench bleed it anyway. I knew I was gonna hate doing this, but I have to try.

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    Well, cant compare at this time. He is bringing it over Friday afternoon adn we are going to start the tear down. then Sat morning planning on taking the flywheel first thing to have it turned. Then HOPEFULLY we can have it all back together by Sat afternoon, but will have till Tuesday morning to finish. So we'll have lots of extra time to get in in adn bleed. If not he can use my rig to we get it back together.

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    I did grab the ,manual this afternoon and it references the guide pins. Also about loosening the body mount bolts. I dont htink Im going to have to go that route. I think I can just lower the rear of the trannt down with the T-case still in and get top bolts out. Just need to get someone to watch the distributor, dotn need to break it with the firewall.

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    I have done several trannies in s-10's. Auto and manual.
    Not a fun job.
    The easiest way is like someone stated. remove the body bolts and jack the body off the frame and place 2 2x4's between the body and frame in the front corners.
    Oh the bumper and all that has to be removed to do this.
    What a pain in the butt.
    I have done one with out doing this and it was a total nightmare.
    Good luck.


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