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 Created by: aznsurfer
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Oct 1, 2012 08:30AM Spitz  
Oct 1, 2012 08:28AM Cup Cake Edited: Oct 1, 2012 08:30AM 
Oct 1, 2012 07:03AM notabmw  
Oct 1, 2012 02:31AM aznsurfer  
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 Posted: Oct 1, 2012 08:30AM
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I've done it with an AC car with engine in situ.

Not a massive problem.

You can undo and lift the brake servo out of the way with the lines attached......place a blanket on the fender and lay it there.
The biggest pain is getting at two of the bolts at the bottom of the clutch housing.
The second biggest pain is the flywheel....hopefully you have a puller that will fit in there and the flywheel comes off easy for you.


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 Posted: Oct 1, 2012 08:28AM
 Edited:  Oct 1, 2012 08:30AM
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Difficult but do-able. You have to undo the engine  mount bolts and lift the clutch end of the engine to get the bottom clutch cover bolt out. After that its the same procedure as with the motor out. When you reassemble leave the bottom bolt out or slot the cover for the next time. I did this for the first time recently to chnage the throw bearing and I find it preferrable to taking the motor out.

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 Posted: Oct 1, 2012 07:03AM
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Not an easy task... Even more difficult with a stuffed engine bay...

My vote is pull the lump.

90% of being smart is knowing what you are dumb at. 

 Posted: Oct 1, 2012 02:31AM
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can i change the clutch without pulling the engine out? if so are there any detailed instructions anywhere? i also have an a/c.

thanks much