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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
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Separate Engine/flywheel from Clutch.

Spent all day yesterday stripping my engine bay for an engine swap. Unbolted the transmission and engine mount. However the damn clutch won't let go. I can get 3" of space to where I almost fit my hand in the bell housing. However it won't budge. Am I missing something here?

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From what I'm reading. The process is going to need to be similar to that of replaceing a clutch. Complete disassembly of the tranny. Someone please tell me I'm not going to have to do that. I'll be starting it back up tomorrow.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 08:15 PM
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Did you actually lift the car off of the engine cradle? You're going to have a hell of a time getting to the clutch without having the engine cradle completely separate from the car first.

See the LSJ power manuals... it goes over removing the engine for clutch replacement: http://www.gmperformancedivision.com/pulse/manuals.aspx


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Went ahead and disconnected the transaxle. Supported the tranny by a jack and shifted the transmission the the side. Now it pops out. I hate FWD lol.
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Went ahead and disconnected the transaxle. Supported the tranny by a jack and shifted the transmission the the side. Now it pops out. I hate FWD lol.
That is exactly how we did it when we did a swap a few months ago in Foximus's car.




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