Notices
928 Forum
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by: 928 Specialists

Got Clutch out, Now what????

 
Old 02-07-2006, 11:26 PM
  #1  
AO
Supercharged
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Back in Michigan - Full time!
Posts: 18,899
Default Got Clutch out, Now what???? (Update: Fianlly Done!)

Got Chaad here helping me...

We got the clutch out, but we're like 2 monkeys scratching our heads. How do we separate the release lever/bearing from the pressure plate.

We were going to just pry it off, but that didn't seem like the best idea... HELP!
Attached Images  

Last edited by AO; 02-25-2006 at 01:40 PM.
AO is offline  
Old 02-07-2006, 11:44 PM
  #2  
FlyingDog
Super User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Not close enough to VIR.
Posts: 9,429
Default

Big C-clip on the back of the release bearing which holds the big washer-like thing on.
FlyingDog is offline  
Old 02-07-2006, 11:47 PM
  #3  
Jim_H
Banned
 
Jim_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: The Great Northwest
Posts: 12,264
Default

I forget exactly how I did it but I know but I destroyed the release bearing getting it separated.
2 close up pics of each side of the to bearing would help though someone should pipe in soon with a bit more technical explanation than I can provide.
Jim_H is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 12:06 AM
  #4  
AO
Supercharged
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Back in Michigan - Full time!
Posts: 18,899
Default

pics.
Attached Images   
AO is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 12:13 AM
  #5  
Chris
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Chris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 1,180
Default

Per Matt, 1st pic remove c clip from inner groove, then it should come apart.

Chris
Chris is online now  
Old 02-08-2006, 12:15 AM
  #6  
FlyingDog
Super User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Not close enough to VIR.
Posts: 9,429
Default

That looks like the gap in the C-clip.
Attached Images  
FlyingDog is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 12:45 AM
  #7  
worf928
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
worf928's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: New England
Posts: 12,085
Default

Like they said - get that c-clip out.
worf928 is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 01:06 AM
  #8  
ErnestSw
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
ErnestSw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 4,328
Default

IIRC you need to put pressure on the bearing before the C clip will come out.
ErnestSw is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 01:13 AM
  #9  
Jim_H
Banned
 
Jim_H's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: The Great Northwest
Posts: 12,264
Default

You recall correctly.

Originally Posted by ErnestSw
IIRC you need to put pressure on the bearing before the C clip will come out.
Jim_H is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 01:42 AM
  #10  
Paul D
Addict
Rennlist Member

 
Paul D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Endwell, New York
Posts: 620
Default

When I did mine I thought I inserted heavy gauge (12Awg) wire spacers to each of the 3 posts on the pressure plate after applying pressure to the plate. This would release the pressure on the release bearing enough that you can remove the c-clip and slide the bearing out. I did this prior to having a digital camera, sorry no pics.
Paul D is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 02:02 AM
  #11  
UKKid35
Super User
 
UKKid35's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,506
Arrow Release Bearing

Have a look at how Jon928se replaced my release bearing, in the last two pictures in this section

http://www.928.org.uk/~ukkid35/clutch/index.html
UKKid35 is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 07:18 AM
  #12  
Garth S
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Garth S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 7,203
Default

As someone said early in the game, insert the spacers prior to PP removal .... no matter: a couple of big 'C' clamps and some wood blocks will do the trick. Just tighten down enough until the bearing housing can be spun .... and pull out the retainer.
BTW: there is something unsettling about a man that looks that happy with a crowbar in his hand .... .... asking for Swiss watch repair procedures ...
Good luck.
Garth S is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 08:57 AM
  #13  
deliriousga
User
 
deliriousga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA!!!
Posts: 1,407
Default

Originally Posted by Garth S
As someone said early in the game, insert the spacers prior to PP removal .... no matter: a couple of big 'C' clamps and some wood blocks will do the trick. Just tighten down enough until the bearing housing can be spun .... and pull out the retainer.
Aaahhh C-Clamps. God's gift to the auto mechanic. Make sure you have a bunch of sizes in the tool box for such occasions.
deliriousga is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 10:42 AM
  #14  
AO
Supercharged
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Back in Michigan - Full time!
Posts: 18,899
Default

Update:

Laptop ran out of juice in the garage last night. Since, I'm replacing the bearings and pressure plate, I decided to use the dremel to get that ring off. Bada-bing bada-boom! Came right off. Now I still have 2 issues.

1. How to get the pilot bearing out? Do I remove the flywheel or do it in situ? What should I use to pull it? I tried to fab a puller using some left-over oak flooring and a bolt, but the 3/4" flooring just bent - and the bearing didn't budge. Maybe I need to use some angle iron?

2. How do I re-assemble the new clutch pack? Do I need the "shim" the new pressure plate?

Note: The ball-cup bushing, while still functional, had separated into 3 pieces. No wonder I could remove the release arm from the ball-stud so easily.
AO is offline  
Old 02-08-2006, 10:46 AM
  #15  
AO
Supercharged
Rennlist Member
Thread Starter
 
AO's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Back in Michigan - Full time!
Posts: 18,899
Default

Originally Posted by UKKid35
Have a look at how Jon928se replaced my release bearing, in the last two pictures in this section

http://www.928.org.uk/~ukkid35/clutch/index.html
Saw this last night, but couldn't figure out what he was doing... until after I diassembled eveything. Now, it makes sense. Oh well.
AO is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Got Clutch out, Now what????


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: