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Clutches...

So I finally paid my truck off. I got to celebrate that for about a week, then took a corner, and the contents of the clutch slave cylinder dumped themselves out on the road.

Unfortunately, the cylinder is behind the bell housing, which means that I have to remove the tranny to replace $5 in o-rings. I'm wondering if I should replace the clutch while I'm in there, its 40k past replacement, but still works great.

Just thought I'd share...



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 06:11 AM
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That sucks. Congrats on the truck ownership though. I'd say it depends on how much personal free time you have. If it wouldn't be hard to fit that in before Fall I wouldn't bother but if you find it hard to have time for anything, make the time investment now since you'll have it out anyway.

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dont forget to flush the system before you rebuild it...I got to do my jeep 3 times because of this...

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Depends on how much you enjoy pulling the trans out. If your like me and found it a bitch to do then save yourself some grief and do all the work at once (machine flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, whatever else). However if you feel like you could pull the trans weekly then putting it off is an option but you really can't tell if it's doable until you see how much material is left on the disc compared to a new one.

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dont forget to flush the system before you rebuild it...I got to do my jeep 3 times because of this...
Why'd you have to flush the system? You didn't listen to the auto parts kid and put gear lube in the hydraulic clutch reservoir did you? You may laugh but I actually witnessed an auto parts store employee telling a woman that gear lube is what she needed to fill up the hydraulic clutch reservoir, fortunately I was there to save the day, and her POS car.
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My mechanic wanted $200 for the labor, I figured it would cost me $50 to rent his shop for a couple of nights, and at least the same amount to bribe a friend to help (its a two person job). So I would have $100 in savings that would disappear with the first stripped bolt. So I'm letting him do it. New clutch is in the mail, with luck I will not need a flywheel.



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Why'd you have to flush the system? You didn't listen to the auto parts kid and put gear lube in the hydraulic clutch reservoir did you? You may laugh but I actually witnessed an auto parts store employee telling a woman that gear lube is what she needed to fill up the hydraulic clutch reservoir, fortunately I was there to save the day, and her POS car.
my fluid was full of crap....

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my fluid was full of crap....
Gotta stop putting crap in your car, some hydraulic systems are prefilled and sealed so you can't flush them.
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I guess that clutch fluid had been in there since 1980...it had flakes of something floating in it....

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