The transmission has to be removed and entails quite a lot of work.
1. Disconnect battery terminals and accelerator linkage. Place shift lever in Neutral position. Remove shift lever boot, snap ring or nut, shift lever pin and shift lever. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Disconnect exhaust pipe from manifold. Remove bolts mounting exhaust pipe bracket to extension housing or rear engine crossmember (if necessary). Remove exhaust pipe insulator. Disconnect all electrical connectors from transmission. Disconnect speedometer cable.
3. Mark drive shafts and companion flanges for installation reference. On 4WD vehicles, remove front and rear drive shafts. Remove front differential carrier crossmember and torsion bar springs.
4. On 2WD vehicles, separate center support bearing from crossmember. Remove drive shaft. On all vehicles, plug rear of transmission to prevent fluid loss. Remove slave cylinder. Support engine and transmission using jacks. Loosen rear engine mount attaching bolt.
5. Remove rear engine mount bracket. Support transmission. Remove starter and engine-to-transmission bolts. Slide transmission rearward and remove transmission. Loosen pressure plate bolts using a crisscross pattern to relieve spring pressure. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc.
1. Lightly lubricate clutch disc splines with molybdenum grease. Slide clutch disc onto mainshaft splines. Remove clutch disc. Wipe off excess grease. Install clutch assembly onto guide dowels. Use clutch aligning tool to center disc and pressure plate.
2. Using a crisscross pattern, tighten bolts evenly one turn at a time to specification. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.
Adjust clutch pedal height and free play. Refill transmission. Bleed clutch hydraulic system.
Saturday, February 19th, 2011 AT 8:00 PM