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post #1 of 14 Old 11-22-2019, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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My 2011 jeep wrangler sport just hit 100,000 km and is showing signs of needing a new clutch. I am a very broke university student so im planning on replacing it myself with a lot of help from my good friend the internet. i was wondering what other things should i replace besides the clutch disc and pressure plate.will i need gaskets? bolt glue? hardware? Ive read that the thrust bearing and slave cylinders should also be replaced. if so are these usually included in clutch kits? whats a good website to purchase from? thanks for your guys help.
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There is an excellent write-up on here somewhere. Rock auto is a good choice for parts and the Luk kit is a common choice.

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You should get @libordemise to help you. I think he lives in Canada too.

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From the way you wrote up your post, I would suggest staying away from tools. Although this is a simple job for a seasoned mechanic, someone trying to do this themself for the first time I would not recommend you trying to do this. But If you do please post pics when you eat the transmission.

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@Fklein6768 thanks! have you ever used extreme terrain?

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@rich6700 , i cant afford to spend $1000 at a shop so im looking for some tips as i plan to do it myself. however if being rude online is what makes you feel good about yourself have at her
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@rich6700 , i cant afford to spend $1000 at a shop so im looking for some tips as i plan to do it myself. however if being rude online is what makes you feel good about yourself have at her
Not being rude just giving you the cold hard facts. So go ahead and try to pull it apart. Be prepared to pay for towing and the additional labor of doing the job when you figure out your over your head.

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@rich6700 , i cant afford to spend $1000 at a shop so im looking for some tips as i plan to do it myself. however if being rude online is what makes you feel good about yourself have at her
Not being rude just giving you the cold hard facts. So go ahead and try to pull it apart. Be prepared to pay for towing and the additional labor of doing the job when you figure out your over your head.

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From the way you wrote up your post, I would suggest staying away from tools. Although this is a simple job for a seasoned mechanic, someone trying to do this themself for the first time I would not recommend you trying to do this. But If you do please post pics when you eat the transmission.

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I was going to recommend a transmission adapter for the jack but realized broke and college kinda threw that out as an option. Anything is possible when dollars are tight. I did a clutch in a k-5 blazer twice in January (bad pressure plate first time) with about a foot of snow in the driveway at 18.

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I was going to recommend a transmission adapter for the jack but realized broke and college kinda threw that out as an option. Anything is possible when dollars are tight. I did a clutch in a k-5 blazer twice in January (bad pressure plate first time) with about a foot of snow in the driveway at 18.

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Reminds me of countless clutch replacements on my 93 fox body. Those were easy.

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Plus, I kinda feel being rude and wrong is my thing, so y'all quit stepping on my toes.
I learned more about how to do stuff on my vehicles by doing it with no experience than I did by not doing it. If you fuck up your clutch doing it, it can always be redone.

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Replacing the clutch itself is the easiest part. The hardest is getting access to it.

Recommend a transmission jack - it has adjusters that will allow you to precisely tilt, pitch, and roll that bitch back where it belongs haha. Might even be able to remove/install the transmission and transfer case without separating them (separating would be a real pain in the ass). Also recommend doing the job on a smooth concrete surface - that'll make it easier to roll the jack around as you're getting it back together.

As for replacement parts, I'd recommend replacing as much as you can afford while you're in there. Obviously clutch, but also throwout bearing and the pilot bearing in the crankshaft (they're maybe $40?). Harbor Freight sells a set of blind hole bearing pullers that will help with the pilot.

Good luck, and post up some pictures of the job. I'll bet most folks here will see something you did better than them in their youth haha.
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EVERYTHING said here. ESPECIALLY the transmission jack and flat surface. Find one to rent. I had to drive an hour and a half, ONE WAY, to rent one. I would NEVER TRY TO REPLACE another without one. Saves you tons of time and grief. Most clutch replacement kits come with the throwout bearing and pilot bearing. Replace them all.

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Replacing the clutch itself is the easiest part. The hardest is getting access to it.

Recommend a transmission jack - it has adjusters that will allow you to precisely tilt, pitch, and roll that bitch back where it belongs haha. Might even be able to remove/install the transmission and transfer case without separating them (separating would be a real pain in the ass). Also recommend doing the job on a smooth concrete surface - that'll make it easier to roll the jack around as you're getting it back together.

As for replacement parts, I'd recommend replacing as much as you can afford while you're in there. Obviously clutch, but also throwout bearing and the pilot bearing in the crankshaft (they're maybe $40?). Harbor Freight sells a set of blind hole bearing pullers that will help with the pilot.

Good luck, and post up some pictures of the job. I'll bet most folks here will see something you did better than them in their youth haha.

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