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 Changing a clutch 
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So I was just wondering is this an easy job like I'm a noob at this and my clutch is slipping and I'm planning on doing it myself I just want to know what kind of gear oil I need and where do I fill it and where's the drain plug is at btw I have a 1.6 sohc


May 11 2013, 5:42 PM
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Ok, if you think you need gear oil for the clutch, then this is NOT a job for you. If, on the other hand, you know enough to realize you need the gear oil to refill the tranny, then changing the clutch is a fairly easy task.

You will need some wrenches, a torque wrench ( NON NEGOTIABLE!!!), a crow bar or a big flathead screwdriver (for the CV axles), and just a few hand tools. Your big PITA in the whole job will be to take the axle nuts off. The rest is to take off the tranny, get rid of the old clutch, make sure the pressure plate's surface is good (and ideally send it to a machine shop to be resurfaced, or replace it if needed), assemble the new clutch, center it with the provided centering tool, and torque all the nuts to within specs. And then reassemble everything, and fill up the tranny with the gear oil (75w-90). That's it. The tranny's filling hole is through the speedo's sensor assembly.
Good luck. Take your time, and ask questions BEFORE screwing up. :)

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May 11 2013, 6:20 PM
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The axel nuts can be a real pain. Try an impact wrench to start and if that doesn"t work use a bar with a 5 foot pipe with a 275lb guy bouncing on the end of it. Worked for me. Some people have cut the nuts off with a dremmel tool. http://www.mx-3.com/manuals/showimg.php ... /H-016.gif

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May 11 2013, 10:50 PM
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How to remove the tranny...

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May 11 2013, 11:28 PM
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Ya, what wyt said. lol

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May 12 2013, 12:03 AM
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If you have what you need and the ability to remove the tranny you can change the clutch. The only difficult part is getting the tranny lined up and in place. Especially if you don't have help.

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May 12 2013, 1:07 AM
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Alright I got my clutch in but there's this wire that got snapped off itsgreen I believe and it went down all the way down on the bottom what kind of sensor is it


May 18 2013, 10:49 PM
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That's probably the reverse sensor. Its a two wire sensor that screws into the bottom of the tranny. If it broke off right at the sensor your best bet is to hit a junk yard and pull a sensor off any mx-3 gs or any 93-97 v6 Ford probe tranny.

The reverse sensor from a 93-97 mx-6/626 v6 tranny is different.

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May 19 2013, 1:01 AM
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Would my reverse light not work or something would I be able to pull it off a automatic


May 19 2013, 1:51 AM
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No your reverse light won't work and no, the auto is different. IF that's what it is. I'm guessing without a picture of the sensor.

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