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Date: 22 Sep 2004 22:08:59 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: Any special tools required for a clutch job on a C900

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 18:02:28 -0400, dave <> wrote: > > "Dave Hinz" <> wrote in message > >> The clutch job is made immensely easier with >> a "clutch spacer tool" which goes for 20 bucks at the dealer; keeps >> the clutch disk depressed while you take it out, without which it's >> nearly impossible to do the job without swearing. > > Have the book. Yeah, I see that on re-reading your post, sorry 'bout that. > Just looking for those "gotcha's" that have snuck up on me > in the past. Like that "clutch spacer tool" you mentioned. I don't suppose > there is a substitute for said clutch spacer tool, the dealer is quite a > hike from where I am. Thick wire, or anything flexible and non-compressable. But, put it this way - I've done more than a few of 'em, and this time, I'm buying the tool. Getting too old for this improvisation crap. >> What are the symptoms of the clutch problems you're seeing, exactly? >> It's easily a saturday job, with just basic tools. > Clutch slips under power. This has been creeping up on me for a while. > Doesn't matter if it's a slave cylinder, worn clutch pads, or god forbid a > crankshaft seal (likely not, no visible oil seepage in that area), I'm still > in that neck of the woods. Yup, do 'em all. The "clutch kit" has all of those in and is cheaper than buying them individually. Don't forget the pilot bearing and as you say the seal, which are -not- part of said clutch kit. Dave Hinz

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