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Pointers for Clutch install

Came home after work yesterday and got my goodies! stage 1 clutch 12lb. flyhweel so going to be putting these on this weekend. Any pointers for removal, I got a tranny jack from a friend so just looking to see if any1 has any pointers on taking out tranny or old clutch and flywheel. Or if any advice for putting it back on or anything i should replace, seals or anything else etc. Please let me know b4 hand thanks all who can help.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

with a tranny jack you wouldn't have too many problems until you get to the point of flywheel removal. Thats going to be a PITA, the flywheel is going to spin every time you apply torque in order to remove those flywheel bolts. There are 8 bolts holding the flywheel to the crankshaft, these flywheel bolts are 17mm and you must use a 12-point 17mm socket on them. You must remove them in a criss-cross pattern.

- Spray PB-Blaster on the bolts holding the flywheel and leave overnight.
- If you have an impact gun you can now go to work and remove them bitches.
- If you do not have an impact gun, have someone hold the crank on the other side by the crank pulley bolt with a 19mm socket and breaker bar while you apply torque on the flywheel bolts.
- These flywheel bolts should come off with some force.
- When it comes time to reinstall your 12lb flywheel follow manufacturers torque specs and torque in 3-stages
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

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- If you do not have an impact gun, have someone hold the crank on the other side by the crank pulley bolt with a 19mm socket and breaker bar while you apply torque on the flywheel bolts.


even tho the crank pulley bolt is torqued down to 181lb-ft, i wouldn't really risk this coming loose using this method. i'd rather be safe than sorry and just buy the crank pulley holder tool.


other than that, i would highly recommend taking the entire front cross member (that the tie rods connect to) off, which will make it a thousssandddddd times easier to raise the tranny up and down, cuz there's like 1/8" clearance between the tranny and x-members.

and have 1 or 2 buddies to help if you can. altho it is possible to do it entirely yourself with an engine hoist, which i've done but absolutely suckedd. \

and loosen the axle nuts with all 4 wheels on the ground
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

hes right i did it like 2 months ago and my axle nuts were a little hard but nothing a good 3 feet craw bar cant fix, other than that is just a matter of being methodic when disconecting so u know where everything goes ohh and by the way this was my first time doing clutch on my prelude and my second time ever (first time was on a eg civic) and i did replace everything on my front end and it took me like 3 complete days of work meaning i had to wait two weeks to put everything back togheter, well thats considering im not really a mechanic but i do love working on my car, i had to do a little research on how to bleed the line (1st time my friend did it for me), ohh and if u gonna replace inner tie rods make sure u have the right tool (took me 3 trips to autozone and 1 to napa to get it right ). if u can its allways a good idea to have the helms around to check specs like torque etc, i had to google all that,
good luck men, i dont have a lot of experience and still i manage to do it all myself (except lifting the transmition on position wich we did whit some straps and a lot of lifting off course and two jacks).
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

Okay, I've been reading up so will i need to get any new like sealers or w/e like if u ever take valve cover off u should always get a new gasket? Also any pointers for bleeding the clutch? Really excited to do this one tomorrow, love working on the car. Anything helps I'll be checking this website every once an a while, while i do the install. And if you want me to i can prob maybe do a DIY if anyone would like me to.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

The only other thing I would check is the rear crank seal after removing the flywheel.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

I did my clutch install with a engine hoist, I raised the car up as far as possible, took off everything underneath the tranny, including that damned cross-member and lowered it down on to a piece of cardboard, then pulled the cardboard out, replaced clutch/flywheel, and reversed the process.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

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Okay, I've been reading up so will i need to get any new like sealers or w/e like if u ever take valve cover off u should always get a new gasket? Also any pointers for bleeding the clutch? Really excited to do this one tomorrow, love working on the car. Anything helps I'll be checking this website every once an a while, while i do the install. And if you want me to i can prob maybe do a DIY if anyone would like me to.
unless you plan on replacing either your clutch master or slave cylinder, you don't even need to touch the clutch hydraulic system, just unbolt the slave cylinder from the tranny, and move it outta the way while dropping the tranny.


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The only other thing I would check is the rear crank seal after removing the flywheel.
DEFFF get a new OEM rear main seal, like stated!! maybe get 2 new axle seals as well, but those aren't nearly as hard to swap out w/ the tranny in the car.
it would suck if you finish the clutch/FW install, than the old rear main starts to leak, then you gotta do the ENTIREEEEEE job over again
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

Okay well i teared it all down today and i spent the last hour and a half trying to separate the transaxle from the engine. I have an tranny jack holding it up as of now so when it does separate i can get it down. I've double check, triple checked, and quadruple checked for any bolts I may have missed and can't find a single thing...and my best guess is that over 17 years of being driven just build up of crap there has like sealed it together and you just have to pry enough? Any1 got any ideas of something to do cause i want to get this done tomorrow i cant get this damned transaxle separated from the engine block. Thanks in advance hoping for some quick replies.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

so you've taken both axles off, correct??

the only bolts holding the intermediate shaft (transaxle, as you call it ) to the engine block are those 3 bolts. once they're off, just use some muscle and pull that sucker outta there. might need to prying/banging/muscle tho
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

I got everything off 3 bolts on front the mounting bolt to the left side loosened the other 3, on the back side the 3 to the bracket and one from block to tranny. I took out the axles, dropped the passenger side tie rod. Everything is out that's need to be out the only thing i see that im unsure of is like to the left of the intake manifold down below 2 tubes going into the tranny and that one plug thing...Those wouldn't hold it from separating. I can't even get this thing to budge anyone got any ideas or anyone from central VA want to help if they know what they're doing. Everything is apart and I got work tomorrow trying to get this finished.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

those two tubes going to the tranny w/ the connector is your VSS (vehicle speed sensor), which wouldn't prevent you from dislodging the tranny.

sounds like you mighta forgot a bolt or two. if you have a prybar, stick it between the tranny and engine and see if you can even split it apart a lil bit. if you can, you prolly got all the bolts, but if you can't, there's prolly another bolt holding it on.
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Re: Pointers for Clutch install

We've went around the engine like 1000x and can't see anymore bolts...and every write up ive looked up and with my chilton's manual i kno i got every bolt the people ive talked to say it can just be a real b*** to get apart. When i put a pry bar maybe a 2mm gap will happen when i pry the VSS is the last thing connected everything else is out. Starter, axles, tie rod, etc.
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