1993 Splash in SC


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Oh, why didn't anyone tell me there is absolutely no way I could do a clutch job in one day by myself? Other than taking a lot of time, it's going well. Everything is out, the new rear main seal is installed, flywheeel is bolted on waiting for me to find the torque specs, new slave cylinder and throwout bearing are bolted in and I did a quick, rough cleanup of the transmission. Twenty minutes on the lathe was well spent making a "hydraulic plunger" for removing the pilot bearing. It popped out in about 20 seconds.


Eric,

Looked in my Haynes manual and found these specs. Let me know if they are what you need.



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Yes. Everything I need is in those pictures. That helped a lot.

Thank you. Thank you!

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Here are a few additional observations about the clutch project.

1. My new master/slave cylinder kit included a little plastic tool for disconnecting the line at the slave cylinder. The tool worked great. Might be a bit flimsy. But it was adequate and I have no horror story to tell about stuck quick-connect fittings.

2. The hydraulic method of removing the pilot bearing worked well for me. I had piece of 5/8" brass rod that I use as a punch. Turned it down to 0.59" for a length at least double the length of the bearing. Pack the old bearing and cavity with grease. Stick the tool in and hit it with a hammer a couple times. Voila! The bearing is out. Photos below.

3. Replace the rear main seal while you're at it. Carefully drill or punch 2 small holes 180* across from each other in the old seal. Drive a sheetrock screw into each hole just enough for it to grab. Now you have handles on the old seal. Pull carefully with pliers and it should come out. Clean the area and install the new seal carefully. Use a brass, aluminum or nylon punch that is wider than the seal and gently work your way around the seal. Tap the punch lightly with a hammer and work your way around the whole seal. Keep going around just moving it a little bit with each tap. Patience. Don't try to drive it all the way in just one or two hits with the hammer. You'll mess it up. Fel-Pro sends their seal with a thin sleeve that makes it easy to get the seal started on the OD of the crankshaft.

4. Hardest part I have encountered so far was removing the exhaust cross-over pipe. Those bolts can be a real pain. PB Blaster, 1/2" breaker bar with a cheater handle extension and lots of extensions to make it reach way up in there. That's what it tequired on mine.

5. Can't say how much I appreciate my Skyjacker 6" lift. The extended radius arms are perfect for supporting the engine during this job. I just cut a piece of 2" x 4" board to lay across the radius arms and under the oil pan. Adjust the height with shims on each end. 6" lift plus 35" tires also give plenty of room to work under the truck. Just block the wheels so it can't roll.


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The grease trick is slick. :icon_rofl:

I usually use a small tree branch if I have nothing on hand. Whittle it to approximately the right size and go to town.
 

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The grease trick is slick. :icon_rofl:



I usually use a small tree branch if I have nothing on hand. Whittle it to approximately the right size and go to town.
Wooden dowel is a good idea. Cheap and easy to shape. Could probably put a piece in a drill press and machine it down to size with a file or rasp.

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Finished the project this morning. For an amateur with good tools, that's a solid 16 hour project. Less if it's a 2wd truck. I had some significant interruptions. So my 16 hours were spread over 3 days. The only parts I didn't have on hand were new u-nuts for the cover where the shifter comes through the floor.

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i have always used bread and a long bolt wrapped in tape, to get the pilot bearing out. for what its worth i can change the clutch in 6-8 hours. but i also had a hell of a time once getting the clutch to work. so ive pulled a trans out of these like 30 times, and its also way easier once you know the tricks, and the bolts have been out several times, plus impacts!

that little plastic sleeve, i ussually spray some pb on there when i start the job, then move it around to try and get out all the dirt.

i never knew that was what the metal sleeve was for, i got it one time and i thought for some reason it was supposed to go in with the rear main :ROFLMAO:, it doesnt fit.

that fuse panel is nifty!
 

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Oh, why didn't anyone tell me there is absolutely no way I could do a clutch job in one day by myself? Other than taking a lot of time, it's going well. Everything is out, the new rear main seal is installed, flywheeel is bolted on waiting for me to find the torque specs, new slave cylinder and throwout bearing are bolted in and I did a quick, rough cleanup of the transmission. Twenty minutes on the lathe was well spent making a "hydraulic plunger" for removing the pilot bearing. It popped out in about 20 seconds.
My cousin (he has owned 3-4 Rangers) once told me that I could "just put a new EGR plug in the manifold" when mine was leaking.

12 days, headers, J&C Heads, new exhaust, M5OD and BW 1354 later... :sick:
 

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You're in my neighborhood! Well sort of. I live in Greer! Building a Prerunner over here, come by if ya want!
 

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You're in my neighborhood! Well sort of. I live in Greer! Building a Prerunner over here, come by if ya want!
I just moved to Wellford. Even closer now. Once I finish moving, maybe we can get together for a beer.
 


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