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Old 08-06-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Advice needed! Rebuilding clutch 89 YJ.

Hey there. Looking for advice, need to rebuild my clutch on a 1989 YJ 6 cyl. Have purchased the new clutch kit and ordered the new pressure plate. Anyone out there with tips, tricks, or advice for me before I get started? I would appreciate any you can give me!


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Old 08-06-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:33 AM   #3
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I rented a transmission jack from the local rental center for $26.00 for the whole weekend. Best money I ever spent.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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I'm doing one right now without the jack and it is a the trans jack. Also take your time it is a frustrating dirty job but you'll get through it.
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:24 PM   #5
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Take some pics!
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
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They have a special tool for pulling out throwout bearing. You can add lock-tight to your pressure plate bolts. Use your alignment tool to align the clutch before tightening pressure plate. Clean Bell housing. You can check your clutch slave and Master cylinder and line connections for leaks before you install the trans by hooking them all up first. Make sure you bench bleed your new Master Cylinder before install and bleed entire system after install.
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:33 PM   #7
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Bleed the shit out of the clutch hydraulics, they are a PAIN to bleed, so be patient, and bring extra brake fluid for the job...

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