I too can't get the Release Bearing to release tyring to replace clutch

Tiny
MERSMART
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  • 2000 HYUNDAI TIBURON
  • 4 CYL
  • 800,000 MILES

I am trying to replace the clutch and can't get the release bearing to release from the diaphragm fingers on this pull type clutch. Is there a known procedure for this or do I need a special tool? I have pryed gently but no luck and don't want to use more force in fear of breaking or bending something. I have about 1/4 inch all around the bell housing from the block but can't get any more movement. Please help.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 2:12 AM

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Tiny
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Car only has 80,000
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 2:25 AM
Tiny
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You have a stuck pilot bearing, use some oomph, it will take it.
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 2:39 AM
Tiny
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It isn't a pull type either, it is a push
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 2:40 AM
Tiny
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Still not able to to push it out, we put a bolt back in the transmssion and it still want come out. Anymore suggestions?
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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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I am shifting to my other computer, it will be just a tick mate.
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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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REMOVAL

Remove the battery (-) cable.
Remove the air duct.
Remove the air cleaner and air flow hose assembly.
Disconnect the backup light switch connector.
Disconnect the clutch tube and clip.
Remove the clutch release cylinder

Remove the speedometer cable.
Remove the select cable and shift cable

Remove the starter motor mounting bolts and the transaxle assembly upper connecting bolts.

Attach to the engine hooks using Special Tool (09400-29000)
Remove the transaxle mounting bracket and insulator.
Lift up the vehicle.
Remove the front tire.

Remove the under cover.
Remove the drain plug and drain the transaxle gear oil.
Disconnect the tie rod end, lower arm ball joint and drive shaft.

Remove the transaxle front mounting bracket.

Remove the front roll stopper mounting bolts.
Remove the rear roll stopper mounting bolts.
Remove the center member from the body.
Remove the bell housing cover.
NOTE: When supporting the transaxle assembly, make sure that the lifting force is applied to a wide area, not to a small localized area.

Remove the transaxle assembly lower mounting bolts with the transaxle assembly supported by a jack.
Remove the transaxle assembly.
INSTALLATION

Installation is the reverse of removal.

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