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02 Clutch Install

My clutch has been slowly getting worse and worse. Usually just take-off and a little hard to shift as I imagine slave cylindar is going bad. I have a Luk clutch kit, anything else I need other the the regular tools? Have never done a clutch install but have an idea how and all weekend to do it. Also should I get my flywheel resurfaced? About how much and where can it be done? Thanks guys.
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you might want to get the slave cylinder and change that while your at it. It might be cheaper for you to buy a new fly wheel.
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^^he did mention he suspects the slave as being the culprit, thus he's probably swapping out the slave as well...


One thing you definately need to do when installing a new clutch, is get your flywheel resurfaced. Usually runs in the $20-40 range at a machine shop. Also replace your pilot bearing.

DEFINALY get yourself a set of external torx sockets. You need one of those(don't remember the size) to get the flywheel bolts off. Don't do what I did the first time......and ruin like four 8mm and 9mm sockets trying to get them off....and eventually taking a tie grinder to get the remaining bolts off, and havning to fork out $18 at ford for the new bolts you just ruined.

It's a cake job really. Make sure you have a clutch alignment tool as well.

Get yourself a Chilton's or Hayne's manual....it really does help out.
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everyone failed to add that you should run a shim after you get the flywheel resurfaced.
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a new fly wheel is like 50 bucks i hate my resurface fly wheel i wish they would of gotten me a new on when they did it but i was in SC and 700 miles from home.
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Ok thanks guys, the kit comes with the pilot bearing and slave cylinder so should be good there. Just need to get a new flywheel or resurface the old one. Is the master cylinder worth replacing truck only has 40k on it.
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REPLACE IT NO MATTER WHAT!!!




Daniel.....a shim? for what? never did it. To spacethe flywheel off the crank?
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Daniel.....a shim? for what? never did it. To spacethe flywheel off the crank?
yes.



i would leave the old master, if its still acting weird once everything is done then replace it.
they are difficult to bleed sometimes.
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once you machine the flywheel you should use a shim of the proper thickness between the flywheel and crankshaft. if you do not do this the clutch may not disengage 100% and reducing clutch life.
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replace the clutch, replace the slave, and replace the flywheel. The flywheel is $60. Its worth it.
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Where do you guys get your flywheels. Autozone looks like it's $70 and I imagine ford is threw the roof. Thanks for the help!
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I have replaced many clutches in my long lifetime and have never shimmed a flywheel due to resurfacing. I have never bought a new flywheel either. Some flywheels have been resurfaced more than once. I can't believe that .0010" to 0.020" removal of material would effect the clutch disengagement. The slave travel surely is not that precise that it can't travel at least another 0.020" to 0.050". I would think there could be that much variation in the manufacture of the clutch.
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I ordered mine from auto zone. So just get it
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yeah advanced auto parts here, I ordered mine from there.
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Anytime you remove the flywheel, I recommend replacing the bolts. If you pay over $8 at the dealership for them, you are getting screwed.
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Anytime you remove the flywheel, I recommend replacing the bolts. If you pay over $8 at the dealership for them, you are getting screwed.
$16 total i forked out......$2 each.

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I have replaced many clutches in my long lifetime and have never shimmed a flywheel due to resurfacing. I have never bought a new flywheel either. Some flywheels have been resurfaced more than once. I can't believe that .0010" to 0.020" removal of material would effect the clutch disengagement. The slave travel surely is not that precise that it can't travel at least another 0.020" to 0.050". I would think there could be that much variation in the manufacture of the clutch.
My thoughts exactly.
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