clutch install

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  1. 94cc0rd

    94cc0rd New Member

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    i have a 98 240sx and i'm looking to get a RPS sport street clutch...

    i'm wondering how hard it is to install a clutch? should i leave it to my mechanic, or should i do the install with a friend who has more experience than me?

    i'm a newbie when it comes to working on cars... but i'm willing to try and learn as long as someone who knows what they are doing is there helping..
     
  2. S13Koop

    S13Koop OG Lurker

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    Its not entirely that hard if you have some basic knowledge.
    Friends are always a good help for a job like that.
    I say you both tackle it and learn something.
    The hard part I'd say is getting the transmission stabbed back on the engine, can be a PITA sometimes.

    And just because I don't mind doing it, I'd take the whole engine/tranny out altogether and clean up the engine bay, I'm sure its accumulated a lot of dirt and grease/PS fluid over the years.
     
  3. rockinpandas

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    i just got mine done at a shop
    would have just done it myself if i had the time and was able to get my car more than a foot off the ground
     
  4. Chiron

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    Its a pain in an S13. You have to twist the transmission to get it out/in. If you have a few floor jacks and four jack stands with a friend to help, it is doable.

    I've done it in 30 degree wether under an awning with basic tools. It'll just take some time if you don't have access to a lift. Thankfully I now do. Pay your dues I guess, you'll save loads of change.
     

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