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Old 12-30-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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94 yj-replacing a blown clutch

anyone know if tis absolutely necessary to resurface or replace the flywheel? i cant get it off. whats the worst case scenario if i dont resurface it?

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Let me guess... it just spins?

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But yes the flywheel will have groves in it from the last clutch disc. It is highly recommended to get it resurfaced or replace it.

Replacement will be less than $100 at any joe-smoe auto parts store.
You can have it turned at an O'riely's for $20 on average.


If the flywheel is turning when you try to remove the bolts holding it on.....


Put one of the bell housing bolts back into the back of the block half way////Use a flat bar or a larger flat head screw driver against the bolt and stick it into the teeth of the flywheel to hold it while you loosen the bolts holding the flywheel.
It wont spin then.
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good advice i agree, replace or resurface, it isn't that hard to get off. sometimes they're stuck, use a pry bar to work it off, if it is stuck pretty good and it takes a lot of work to get it off, just replace it.
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Did you get it off?
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i decided to leave it. it doesnt look like its grooved or scored or anything. i left the pilot bearing also. im reinstalling it now and cant get the spline shaft lined up with the pilot bearing. i have no idea how im gonna finnish this job.
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i decided to leave it. it doesnt look like its grooved or scored or anything. i left the pilot bearing also. im reinstalling it now and cant get the spline shaft lined up with the pilot bearing. i have no idea how im gonna finnish this job.
Clutch alignment tool.

Also you may not see it but the flywheel is grooved and probably wash boarded too.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:23 PM   #8
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alignment tools suck. autozone sucks too.

i ended up taking off the bellhousing, loosening the bolts on the pressure plate and fitting the trans into the motorto line up the clutch with the spline, then tightening the bolts on the pressure plate. but then you gotta back the tranny out again, bolt back up the bellhousing and reinstall. i left the flywheel and pilot bearing. they looked alright and werent comming off even with my impact gun. so far the clutch works great.

apparently i didnt tighten down the bolts on the rear u joint enough because i left my driveshaft on the highway yesterday. that was interesting- running down the middle lane of rt 146 during rush hour. massachussetts drivers arent too understanding either.

also, i gotta patch my exhuast now because i had to cut it in order to drop the trans. any suggestions on that?

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