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How to remove and install a clutch

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C4paulC4   
Sun Dec 08 2013, 06:06am
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Joined: Dec 01 2013
Location: durham
Right i assume you have the drive shafts out and oil drained

1. Take all the bell housing bolts of from the bottom of the box you can take them all out with out removing any thing else

2. Next take out the bell housing bolts on the top you will need to remove the battery cradle to do this

3. there is a 16mm nut on a stud on the top and bottom of the box remove this

4. remove the starter motor the starter has 3 bolt 2 you will need to take out of the motor from underneath the other one goes through the bell housing on the top next to the 16mm nut

5.take off the top mount completely the mount the plate the mounting pin and the pin plate

5. take the weight of the box with a trolly jack

6. take off the slave cylinder and gear linkages use force to get the linkages off

7. there is one bolt next to the manicat undo the threads and work the box loose then under the treads again repeat until bolt is complete out of the box

8 take off the metal bar/lower mount from the gear box

9 remove the inner nearside wheel arch

10. using a leaver bar trolley jack and a lot of swearing push the box through the wheel arch

11. when you have enough room take the bolts out of the clutch plate 1 at a time turn the fly wheel to access the other bolts

12. use brute force to remove the plate and friction plate from out of the location

13. take off the thrust bearing use a leaver bar

14. grease the pinon cog on the box

15 fit you new thrust bearings make sure to locate the bearing with the tabs

16 fit new clutch and plate use a 1/2 extension to align the clutch

17 take out the lower stud from the bell housing (the 16mm one earlier)

18 get the box on the top stud and refit the lower mounting bracket this should align your gear box

19. push the box back towards the bell housing

20. using the bolt near the manicat tighten the bolt up so the box plus into place

21 put all bell housing bolts in and starter motor

22 put drive shafts in and fill the box up

23 put everything back on make sure every thing is tight and don't for get the gear linkage

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 Web Admin Only (08 Dec 2013 : 07:11) , barrie (08 Dec 2013 : 10:26)
Web Admin Only   
Sun Dec 08 2013, 07:12am

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I like no 12. 'use brute force' (a bit of ignorance sometimes helps as well )
C4paulC4   
Tue Dec 10 2013, 12:12pm
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Joined: Dec 01 2013
Location: durham
Thanks Dave every thing I do on the car I will make a little write up I restore Cortinas so the C4 is alien to me !!!
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 BigJohnD (10 Dec 2013 : 12:57)
BigJohnD   
Tue Dec 10 2013, 12:58pm

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Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
I know exactly what you mean - everything on a Ford is alien to me!
Web Admin Only   
Tue Dec 10 2013, 01:14pm

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C4paulC4 wrote ...

Thanks Dave every thing I do on the car I will make a little write up I restore Cortinas so the C4 is alien to me !!!

Yeah but rear wheel drive cars are so, so much easier to drop the gearbox on and change the clutch.

Modern front wheel drives often require the engine/gearbox combo to be dropped to make it easier to access as they seem to be 'shoehorned' into the engine bay.

Having said that, the Traction BL which is an 80 year old, front wheel drive design, really does need the engine/gearbox taken out to do anything with the clutch!
 

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