Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 00:34:25 GMT
From: whale100removenopsamspring.com (Stephen Whaley)
Subject: Re: '89 900 Clutch replacement


hey you might try putting the car in gear and rock it back and forth so you have no load on the shaft, mine slid out real easy I had both front wheels in the air on jack stands a piece of cardboard will protect you radiator somewhat goodluck stephen "Eric Law" <elawnopsamexxx.com> wrote: >Robert, >Sounds like you're doing it right! Perhaps tapping on the head of the bolt >would jar the shaft a little and break it loose. >It sounds like the shaft is just rusted into the pilot bearing. The only >way to get that shaft out is to pry (carefully!), perhaps with a little help >from a hammer - sometimes the impact will break it loose. >If you pry *really* hard, you may end up damaging the pilot bearing, so you >probably should have a spare on hand - it's a good idea to replace it >anyway. >And, when you're reassembling, put a light coating of grease or anti-seize >on the end part of the shaft to prevent the problem from recurring. > Eric Law >Robert Coleman wrote in message ><7dmv0a$bo4$1nopsamy.prod.itd.earthlink.net>... >>Hi everyone - >>I thought I would try a weekend clutch replacement on the SPG and got stuck >>real quick. I am attempting to withdraw the input shaft using an 8mm bolt, >>washer, and pry bar (ball joint removal tool) and it won't budge. I even >put >>a four foot floor jack handle on the pry bar and it still won't budge. I've >>never done this before and thought that maybe I have over looked something. >>Here's what I've done so far: >>removed plastic clutch cover >>removed and re-routed hoses and wiring >>depressed clutch pedal and inserted #6 ground wire around pressure plate >>fingers. >>removed retaining spring, cover, and slinger >>threaded 8mm bolt and washer into slinger hole >>I'm having visions of the pry bar letting loose and planting itself in the >>radiator. Does anyone have any advise? >>Thanks - >>Bob Coleman >> >> >>

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