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Changing a camaro clutch....any tips?

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by NITRO, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. NITRO

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    im goin to tackle this this weekend. are there any ideas on how to make it easier?? im going to have it lifted up with forklifts and get it all stabilized and such. juss need some ideas on how to make it easier. thanx

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    hope my pointer's helped...its way easier than dropping an auto out....

    I forgot to mention on a manual there is usaually 4 bolts that mount the tranny to the bellhousing, those are easiest to remove first and then remove the bellhousing from the engine...makes it easier to realign the clutch when reinstalling

    remember to use redlocktight

    Remember if its hydro to unbolt the slave cylinder from the bellhousing, if its manual disconnect the linkage
     
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    What year camaro?
     
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    86 with the T-5 trans.

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    thats the slave cylinder and such...im tlakin about the clutch disk itself.

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    it's the same as on any car.
    support the trans, take the driveshaft out, slide transmission back unbolt pressure plate, inspect throwout bearing and flywheel, take new clutch disc, insert pilot tool, insert into pilot bushing, bolt pressure plate back up torque to spec (not much, 20-40 ish if i recall) slide transmission back in after screwing with input shaft till it works it's way in, bolt bellhousing and cross members back up and bleed clutch if necessary. re install driveline.
     
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    im confused....do i hafta take the 6 bolts out that hold the bellhousing to the block like how it is on an auto??

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    Yes you do have to take out the six bolts, Its a lot easier to remove the trans itself first then go back for the bellhousing, its really simple, just remember to put back every thing You take off, clean your fly wheel and clutch with brake clean there cannot be any oil (fingerprints included ) on them. And torque your pressure plate bolts with a torque wrench, They are cake just take your time.
    sorry about that link.
     
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    thanx soo much bro. i decided to wait a week till i have less homework for school. but i looked at it today and saw that its held in by like 4 star drive bolts to the bellhousing. looks like a very small/light tranny. this should b and experience. thanx for all the info
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