Can clutch be changed from above or below?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Rocky, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. Rocky

    Rocky Guest

    94 civic 1.5L lx 5 speed - when I change the clutch - do I need a hoist to
    remove tranny from above or a floor jack type cradle to remove tranny from
    below - doing the job this weekend in my driveway.

    special tools - just an alignement dowel tool?
    Rocky, Jul 19, 2005
  2. When we did my 87 prelude, we used a hoist to raise the trannie and get it
    clear, but then it has to come out the bottom. i lowered it onto my buddy's
    chest, and he rolled out with it on the creeper. its only about 120lbs or so,
    its manageable.

    if you plan to take off the flywheel to machine (highly recommended), make
    sure to have a set of 16 point sockets handy. Regular 6 sided sockets will
    strip those bolts.

    Don't forget to replace your release bearing, as well as the pilot bearing if
    your car has one (the prelude did not have a pilot bearing, just a tapered
    output shaft on the engine)

    Terry in Winnipeg
    T L via, Jul 19, 2005
  3. oops i meant 12 point sockets....

    T L via, Jul 20, 2005
  4. Rocky

    MAT Guest

    I was always under the impression that six sided sockets were better for
    high torque/stripping prone applications?
    MAT, Jul 20, 2005
  5. But these bolts are actually 12 sided.... Put a 6 sided socket on them and
    they would round out pretty quick....
    disallow via, Jul 20, 2005
  6. Rocky

    MAT Guest

    OIC, thanks!
    MAT, Jul 21, 2005
  7. Rocky

    SoCalMike Guest

    they the ones that look like a 12-pointed star?
    SoCalMike, Jul 21, 2005
  8. Rocky

    Rocky Guest

    are the bolts hard to break free or would I need air tools?
    my local parts store said they could resurface the flyweek in 45 min for I
    think $45 us but I might have my 45s mixed up.
    Rocky, Jul 21, 2005
  9. We did it without air, but it was a bitch. If you have access to impact and
    air, I would go for that.
    disallow via, Jul 21, 2005
  10. Yup. They were like that on the 87 'lude, as well as my 98 civic.
    T L via, Jul 21, 2005
  11. Rocky

    chip Guest

    honda says never resurface their flywheels. they are somewhat
    flexible and should not be ground. just hit the glaze with sand
    paper.. pull the tranny out the bottom, the almost fall out of a 94
    civic. less than 2 hours to change.
    chip, Jul 22, 2005
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