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Hey All,

I need to replace the clutch on my 1998 626 2.0. I have been unable to find any write up anywhere, does anyone have a tutorial? I would get a Haynes, but I need to do it this weekend, and the parts stores can't have one until Tuesday.

Thanks

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Hey All,

I need to replace the clutch on my 1998 626 2.0. I have been unable to find any write up anywhere, does anyone have a tutorial? I would get a Haynes, but I need to do it this weekend, and the parts stores can't have one until Tuesday.

Thanks

1. Remove the battery, battery cover, and battery tray.

2. Remove the fresh air duct and air cleaner component.

3. Remove the wheels and tires.

4. Remove the splash shields.

5. Drain the transaxle oil into a container.

6. Remove the starter.

7. Remove all sensor connectors(backup,neutral,speedo)

8. Remove the clutch release cylinder

9. Remove the crossmember

10. Remove the linkages to the shifter from the trans side.

11. Remove the axle nuts

12. Break the each hub off of their respective balljoint.

13. Remove the two bolts to the strut

14. This should give you enough room to remove the half shafts if not you can remove the tie rod too....

15. Remove the joint shaft thats bolted to the block on the right side

16. Support the engine and remove all the mounts except the right side, and then remove the transvers member under the car(the foreward back looking crossmember)

17. Then remove the transaxle.

18. Install in the reverse order of removal.

19. Add the specified amount of the specified transaxle oil.

20. Warm Up the engine and transaxle, inspect for the oil leakage, and inspect the transaxle operation. Engine Mount Member Removal Note CAUTION: To prevent damage to the body, insert a rag into the gap between the fender and body, when installing the over bay engine brace(if used).

To change the clutch once the tranny is out....

Remove the boot clutch release fork and the collar. Lube them up at the contact points and lube the input shaft splines up before you put the trans back in..

Next remove the pressure plate the disc will follow...

Installation is the reverse using the special disc centering tool as you tighten the pressure plate.. The pressure plate torqued to 14-19 Ft/Lb, and in a criss cross fashion like a 6 lug wheel...

If you need any more info let me know.

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why not just pull th engine out the top.. its faster and alot less work..

the best part is you dont have to bleed the clutch

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why not just pull th engine out the top.. its faster and alot less work..

the best part is you dont have to bleed the clutch

You shouldn't have to bleed the clutch anyways. You remove the slave cylinder from the transaxle without disconnecting the lines..

You'de have to pull far more apart to pull the engine out.... its not easier or faster.......

times the electrical connections by ten, then you have to seperate the exhaust and the other mount I totally disagree with it being faster...

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Thanks for the help!

I actually had to replace the entire transmission, but it wasn't that difficult. And I completely agree, removing the engine would have been a complete waste of time and energy.

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i replaced clutch and flywheel about a month back, and yeah, removing the whole engine would have been a much large pain in the ass, and overall, it wasn't that big of a job

and that was a very short, yet informative, write-up MAZDAMANIC

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Thanks for the help!

I actually had to replace the entire transmission, but it wasn't that difficult. And I completely agree, removing the engine would have been a complete waste of time and energy.

No problem, glad I could help.

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How difficult is this, and how long did it take? I'm not very mechanical, but I was able to replace both the clutch master and slave cylinder in my 626. Is it a 2 man job?

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Thats what i need to know. has anyone done this as a one man job? im thinking I will need someone to get a bolt started while I hold the tranny up in place.

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shouldn't there be a gasket between the trans and motor? I cant find one online nor at the parts store?!?!?!?

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OK I'm considering get into this as I don't fancy the $500 labour to do it.

 

But how much of a dog is it actually to do?

 

And how high up do I need to get the car to get the box out form underneath.

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I kind of cover that in my auto to manual swap video.  Everything after 19:00 in Part 5 is the re installation of the clutch kit.  There are obviously going to be many procedures that I go over that are not part of a normal clutch replacement because of my swap.

 

You can pickup a free PDF version of the paperback manual I have from pmx626.info.

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I have a '99 626. I assume it's much the same. But what I need to know is if both the cv axles need to come out as well. 

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And no one ever did answer if this is feasibly a one-man job and not in a shop. And are any special tools required other than the clutch alignment tool (which came with the clutch plate kit?

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Yes both axles need to be removed otherwise how are you going to remove the transmission... ;)  If you would have watched the link to the video I posted you'll see I did the clutch myself as a 1 man job.

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Hey there.. I have a 93 chronos. Safe to assume the clutch replacement is the same?

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