On a scale of 1-10....one being completely dumbfounded when it comes to any car maintenance, and 10 being expert mechanic....what is the skill level needed to replace a clutch DIY style
+1. I have done a number of clutch jobs on other vehicles-actually just BMW's-but always used a combination of a regular floor jack and my arms to remove and reinstall the transmission. When I recently had to remove my automatic transmission from the Jeep, I bought the $80 transmission jack from Harbor Freight and it was worth every penny. If you don't remove the transfer case, then the jack definitely helps to manage the larger size of the transmission/transfer case combination.having the right tools for it will make all the difference in the world...especially a transmission jack.
Definitely DIY if you enjoy working on your Jeep. The job is hard to screw up and relatively easy as far as clutch replacements go and good parts (Luk) are readily available and cheap. When done you will be very satisfied and have some bragging rights among your less adventurous buddies and if you get in a jam you will find plenty of help here.Nice, thanks for all the advice. So at what point on the scale should I just say screw it and pay someone to do it haha