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Old 05-09-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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clutch replacement for my tj

so i was driving down the road going about 55 mph at 2200 rpm and i noticed my rpm growing without my mph gaining on flat ground and i could smell a burning smell. im guessing my clutch went? im weighing my options here i have about a 700.00 budget im willing to do it myself however i have never dropped a tranny before. does anyone have any tips, directions,videos,quotes that can help me out im in a pinch

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Old 05-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #2
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Not to difficult to do if you have some help. A few things you will need. A torx E-12 socket, pilot bearing puller (rent at any parts store) and a good set of tools. There are some youtube video's that show the major points.

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it must be clutch season, mine went out then a couple friends went out then I started noticing and increase in the forums about clutch replacement. Must be contagious....

I have no mechanical skills, so I had to hire it done. I called and got several estimates and ended up paying right around $500
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #4
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Not to difficult to do if you have some help. A few things you will need. A torx E-12 socket, pilot bearing puller (rent at any parts store) and a good set of tools. There are some youtube video's that show the major points.
Are the Torx socket head bolts common for specific years as I have done clutches on 99 and 2000 TJ an have yet to see them ?
Just wondering.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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E-12 is the size of the two extended torx bolts on top that hold the transmission to the bell housing & is used on all TJs. Some people use a 10mm (IIRC) 12-pt socket instead but an E-12 is the correct size. The t-case uses similar but slightly smaller E-10 bolts at the top to hold it to the transmission.

For the clutch Sdbarnes23, I'd stick with a Luk clutch kit (not their Gold kit) which includes everything you need... clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft.
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E-12 is the size of the two extended torx bolts on top that hold the transmission to the bell housing & is used on all TJs. Some people use a 10mm (IIRC) 12-pt socket instead but an E-12 is the correct size. The t-case uses similar but slightly smaller E-10 bolts at the top to hold it to the transmission.

For the clutch Sdbarnes23, I'd stick with a Luk clutch kit (not their Gold kit) which includes everything you need... clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft.
X2 on the Luk clutch.

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