Clutch change in ST185?

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Clutch change in ST185?

Postby Zalek250 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:34 pm

Hey all, my new Gt4 I just bought seems to have a slipping clutch. I heard from doing a bit of research that clutch jobs in these cars are literally insanely hard to do. Is there an easier method than taking the whole motor out to do a clutch?
My apologies if I'm in the wrong board, for most cars a clutch job would be general maintenance, for these cars from what I've read.... Not so much lol.
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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby DanG » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:39 pm

Zalek250 wrote:Hey all, my new Gt4 I just bought seems to have a slipping clutch. I heard from doing a bit of research that clutch jobs in these cars are literally insanely hard to do. Is there an easier method than taking the whole motor out to do a clutch?
My apologies if I'm in the wrong board, for most cars a clutch job would be general maintenance, for these cars from what I've read.... Not so much lol.


I’m currently trying to get mine out without pulling the motor. Some have said it can be done so I’m trying. I’ll let you know how it goes.


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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby underscore » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:59 pm

It can be done, but it's not easy. From my understanding you need multiple jacks and multiple people to be able to do the rotating needed to get it back in.
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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby Locker » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:15 pm

just pull the motor...
gives you a chance to do other maintenance as well.
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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby GT4_DRED » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:11 pm

Locker wrote:just pull the motor...
gives you a chance to do other maintenance as well.

X2.. Given that you just bought the car, you might as well take the opportunity to do the main seals, timing, water pump, etc.. Oh, and a few of the hard to reach hoses..
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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby awdmofo » Tue May 01, 2018 9:12 pm

GT4_DRED wrote:
Locker wrote:just pull the motor...
gives you a chance to do other maintenance as well.

X2.. Given that you just bought the car, you might as well take the opportunity to do the main seals, timing, water pump, etc.. Oh, and a few of the hard to reach hoses..


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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby audiodjmp77 » Wed May 02, 2018 7:53 pm

When my clutch got replaced, it took the garage about a day and a half and they said it was a pain of a job.

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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby Zalek250 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 pm

I've decided to pull the motor out, in the process I will be doing rear main seal, and downpipe. I'll let you guys know how it all goes. I ended up buying Clutchxperts stage 1 kit.
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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby Zalek250 » Fri May 04, 2018 1:11 pm

Update of sorts?
And a question.
When you guys pull the motor to do the clutch, do you leave the Tcase and Trans in the car? I'd imagine that would be the easiest way yes? Then I have my friend telling me that it will be easier to pull the motor, trans and transfer case all at once all still assembled.
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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby DanG » Fri May 04, 2018 1:23 pm

Zalek250 wrote:Update of sorts?
And a question.
When you guys pull the motor to do the clutch, do you leave the Tcase and Trans in the car? I'd imagine that would be the easiest way yes? Then I have my friend telling me that it will be easier to pull the motor, trans and transfer case all at once all still assembled.


Most people pull the whole thing as a unit. Best to have an engine leveller for your engine crane if you’re going to pull it out the top. Some folks drop it to the ground and lift the front of the car with the engine crane to get the engine out from underneath.


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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby zaluss » Sun May 06, 2018 2:44 am

Pull the motor. Much easier.

I prefer to slide it out from under the car.

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Clutch change in ST185?

Postby DanG » Sun May 06, 2018 3:42 am

zaluss wrote:Pull the motor. Much easier.

I prefer to slide it out from under the car.

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Just curious could you get the front of the car high enough with the jack and Jack stands or did you have to lift it with the crane?


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Re: Clutch change in ST185?

Postby zaluss » Sun May 06, 2018 5:27 am

DanG wrote:
zaluss wrote:Pull the motor. Much easier.

I prefer to slide it out from under the car.

Just curious could you get the front of the car high enough with the jack and Jack stands or did you have to lift it with the crane?


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