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Date: Mon, 29 Mar 1999 09:12:22 -0500
From: "Eric Law" <>
Subject: Re: '89 900 Clutch replacement

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$bo4$>... >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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