What Are the Steps Involved in Removing a Clutch?

Remove a clutch by jacking up the vehicle and blocking it securely on jack stands; removing the drive shaft, electrical connections and speedometer; supporting the transmission with a jack; unbolting the jack from the engine and removing the jack. Finally, unbolt the clutch pressure plate to remove the clutch.

Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise the front of the vehicle, and place it on stands to provide enough room to work under the car. Raise the rear if needed, and support the engine with a hoist or jack under the oil pan.

Remove the shifter knob so it can pass through the console and floorboard, and remove the drive shaft from the transmission. Remove the clutch linkage and then the starter. Disconnect any electrical connections on the transmission. Support the transmission with a jack, and remove the transmission mount and cross member. Remove the transmission-to-engine bolts, and slowly lower the jack while sliding the transmission away from the engine.

Inspect the clutch pressure plate and flywheel for alignment marks. If there are , mark the pressure plate and flywheel to ensure they are reinstalled in the same position. Insert a clutch alignment tool, and unbolt the pressure plate. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disk.