Replacing a clutch

Tiny
EYEMDUN
  • 1997 SUZUKI SIDEKICK
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,500 MILES

How to change the clutch?

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Friday, November 19th, 2010 AT 6:58 PM

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Hello,

You must first start by raise the car up and disconnect the battery. Here is a guide to help you do that.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Here is a guide and video of the job being done so you can get an idea of what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-clutch

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/transmission-replacement-removal-manual

Remove transmission and transfer case shift levers. Remove breather hose from clamp at rear of cylinder head. Release clamp at rear of intake manifold to free wiring harness. Disconnect harness connector. Remove starter motor. Remove transmission mounting bolts. Raise vehicle and drain fluid from transfer case. Remove front and rear drive shafts. Disconnect clutch cable. Remove clutch housing lower plate. Remove center exhaust pipe. Remove engine-to-transmission mounting bolts and nuts. Disconnect speedometer cable.
Support transmission/transfer case assembly with floor jack. Remove rear engine mount cross member. Move transmission/transfer case assembly to rear and lower. Remove wiring harness and breather hose.

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken

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