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Old 04-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Installing a new clutch. any advice on a new one?

my clutch was going out when i was wheeling so i drove it straight home.
i have newver done this b4 but im pretty sure 600-900 is to much in the shop.

i got the transmission dropped and tom. ill be getting a new one. Any advice on what kind of clutch. i was suggested a button or a kevlar clutch vs the organic clutch.

whats your guyses advice?i have never done anything like this before.

also any advice for revmoving the clutch and reinstalling everything?

thanks alot
dan

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I replaced mine a few months ago. Luk clutch kit. 200 bucks. The kit comes with everything you need. Install isn't that bad. Just take your time.

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You can't do better than the Luk clutch that the factory installed, it is well known to be able make it past 200K miles without much problem. $160 or so for the entire kit from Dial-A-Clutch - Your LuK Clutch Kit Specialist which includes the clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft.
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You can't do better than the Luk clutch that the factory installed, it is well known to be able make it past 200K miles without much problem. $160 or so for the entire kit from Dial-A-Clutch - Your LuK Clutch Kit Specialist which includes the clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft.
mine ony madfe it to 70,000

can i pick this LUK clutch up locally?
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You can't do better than the Luk clutch that the factory installed, it is well known to be able make it past 200K miles without much problem. $160 or so for the entire kit from Dial-A-Clutch - Your LuK Clutch Kit Specialist which includes the clutch disk, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing, and pilot shaft.
is this the correct one?.. 05-065 - Jeep CJ5, CJ6, CJ7, SCRAMBLER, WRANGLER Clutch Kit
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mine ony madfe it to 70,000

can i pick this LUK clutch up locally?
I got mine from a local auto parts store. Haps auto. I didn't want to deal with shipping.
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mine ony madfe it to 70,000

can i pick this LUK clutch up locally?
Only 70K miles is highly (!) unusual. I replaced mine as a precautionary measure at just over 161,000 miles and it still had plenty of life on it. From the amount of material left on it at 161K miles, it probably would have made it to 200K miles. That was with a lot (!) of offroad abuse together with having literally smoked my clutch a number of times.

I doubt you can pick it up locally, especially not for the price you can get it for from the Dial-A-Clutch - Your LuK Clutch Kit Specialist site that takes just a few days to arrive from. I had mine in 2-3 days after ordering it.
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jerry i know you know your stuff. that being said, im having some problems removing the transmission. i have everything disconnected and what i thought was all the bolts off but i cant get the tranny to slide back and come down. do you know how many bolts are hold it to the motor?
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So long as you got the two e-torx out from the top and the visible bolts are off from the sides and bottom, the transmission should be ready to be gently jiggled out. I use a transmission jack to just take the transmission's weight off by jacking the transmission up until the engine barely moves upward then back off a scosche so the transmission is as weight-neutral as possible. That will reduce the binding between the engine's output shaft and the transmission's input shaft which is the source of binding. Once that is done, I just jiggle it gently until it starts to move outward.
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So long as you got the two e-torx out from the top and the visible bolts are off from the sides and bottom, the transmission should be ready to be gently jiggled out. I use a transmission jack to just take the transmission's weight off by jacking the transmission up until the engine barely moves upward then back off a scosche so the transmission is as weight-neutral as possible. That will reduce the binding between the engine's output shaft and the transmission's input shaft which is the source of binding. Once that is done, I just jiggle it gently until it starts to move outward.
i did see one of those e-torx. i didnt realise that was holding it in.thanks thats probably my issue.
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There are two e-torx bolts on top and they should be an E-12 size IIRC. E-10 IIRC on what holds the transfer case to the transmission.
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ok, it took me about a day to remove a stripped e-torx from the top of the tranny b/c it was so diff. to get to.now that thats out of the way im having some more problems.

the tranny is ready to slide back and drop, but i didnt remove the shifter. i have the NV3550 tranny. do you know how to get this dang thing off?
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There are four bolts that hold the shift base onto the transmission. Remove them and the shifter will lift out.
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all right Jerry, i need to pick your brain one last time. i ended up going with a sachs clutch b/c no place in town has the Luk and i need this fixed ASAP. the kit comes with three bearings.the pilot bearing. the release bearing (which i think is also called the throwout bearing) and then a third bearing. the haynes Manuel and the other Manuel i have don't say anything about the third bearing. do you know what this is? and where it goes? thanks a lot.
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There is no separate third bearing beyond the pilot bearing and throwout bearing. What does the complete Sachs description say? Maybe a bearing bushing, which is not a bearing, that is used with the pilot bearing?
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:14 AM   #16
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schieffer makes one of the best clutches on the market . check the surface of the pressure plate on the LUK the last one i used looked like it was beaten with a slag hammer . poor quality control . i'd never use another LUK product again .

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