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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2014, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2.2L 5 speed. After a bunch of Toronto driving, teaching 4 or 5 people to drive standard, and kicking the crap out of my car (I know, it's only a 2.2), my clutch is starting to slip. Good news, I'm a mechanic and have use of a hoist. Bad news, I absolutely HATE doing clutches or anything transmission - just not fun for me.

So, as I have delayed this as long as possible, I have a few questions. Firstly, how hard of a job is this?

Any tips or tricks?

Is it worth installing a torque dampener while doing this or are there no noticeable improvements?

Any place that sells GM parts (or better) that is reasonably priced?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 07:18 AM
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Gmpartsdirect is a site lots of people order from. Good prices. Coby will probably give you a few sites. He alsways finds awesome prices. I don't know about changing the clutch though, sorry. Someone will chime in though

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If you're going to replace your clutch, you might aswell go aftermarket and pick up something beefier, even if you're not making the torque. They are built tougher and should last longer. Check out ZZP.

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We did a clutch in my 2.2 many years ago, I had done the same thing I tought a bunch of people how to drive a manual, and a couple trips to the track basically killed it. It wasn't hard to do. It was my first clutch change but I was coached through it by a friend that had change 2 or clutches on cobalts. I don't remember a whole lot from it though sorry. It took us about 12 hours total but we were in no rush, and drinkin beers too....

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Yeah always give yourself extra time. I'd figure you being a mechanic helps out here since you have a lift and the tools needed most likely.

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What about a torque dampner like the Ingalls? Would I feel anything in a 2.2L? All I've really done performance wise are Injen CAI and the TC exhaust
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Would it be easier to pull the engine rather than to drop the transmission?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 04:20 PM
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Take out fuse block out support engine drop cradle when the cradle is out of the way its pretty ready take Trans out from the bottom, your better off with a rotated Trans mount good luck

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