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Old 07-22-2009, 11:26 PM
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So I'm going to have to replace my throw out bearing. Question is, can I just unbolt the tranny..or am I going to have to take off the H pipe too? Still has stock manifolds on it though. Reason I ask is because it's going to probably be a pain in the @$$ to get to the bolts that connect the manifolds to the H pipe right?
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Pipe must be removed.

How many miles on clutch and how does it feel? Probably a good idea to replace the clutch too as it is a lot of work to get in there.

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Pipe must be removed.

How many miles on clutch and how does it feel? Probably a good idea to replace the clutch too as it is a lot of work to get in there.

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About 72,000. It whines and chatters as soon as your foot his the clutch pedal. The clutch itself seems to grab just fine. Doesn't slip at all.
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Yes, the pipes have to come down/ No, it's not that hard to get at them if you have a decent set of tools. At 72,000 miles, change that clutch, it's on it's way out anyway.
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Yes, the pipes have to come down/ No, it's not that hard to get at them if you have a decent set of tools. At 72,000 miles, change that clutch, it's on it's way out anyway.
...+1......an h/x pipe can be swapped out in an hour or so layin on your back....its not hard at all to remove....you will need to drop it
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Pickup a socket swivel joint and that bolt will be much easier to reach. I agree - replace the clutch while you're in there.

Also, you might want to look at your pilot bearing and rear main seal and replace if needed. To Jazzer for confirmation.
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Thanks guys. It's going to be a winter project at this rate considering it keeps raining just about every day.
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Originally Posted by PaintballFreak View Post
Pickup a socket swivel joint and that bolt will be much easier to reach. I agree - replace the clutch while you're in there.

Also, you might want to look at your pilot bearing and rear main seal and replace if needed. To Jazzer for confirmation.

Yes.... replace that clutch and best to get a pilot bearing while in there along with ALL the moving parts. Will not cost that much to get the clutch fork arm and the round-head bolt that supports it.

I also recommend you hit up my T-56 swap thread and consider Jazzer's Super-Duper T.O. bearing magnetico retraction device as linked in there (< I am going to lobby MF's to put "Jazzer" in place of Google )

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