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    Registered User svynx's Avatar
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    Installing new clutch

    How difficult is it going to be to put a new clutch in a 02 WRX? I've got all the common tools, but don't know if there is a specialty tool that I will need. Any suggestions from past experience? I'm looking to do this soon, and don't really want to have to pay someone to do it. My only problem is that I've never replaced a clutch before.

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    Replacing the clutch is fairly straightforward. You're going to need more than just basic tools though. I would make sure you have another car available while you're doing it to make runs to a store to buy the tools you don't have. Here's the general procedure for replacing the clutch:
    1. Jack up and block car.
    2. Hang engine from engine lift.
    3. Disconnect many of the things that connect to the engine. Basically anything that's really tight and won't allow you to move the engine. This isn't always necessary but can make your life much easier in getting the tranny out.
    4. Undo engine mounts and suspend engine.
    5. Disconnect speedo cable from tranny.
    6. Put tranny lift or dolly under tranny.
    7. Disconnect tranny from engine and remove.
    8. Remove and replace clutch plates.
    9. Put it all back together.
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    I've got an engine lift, car lift and air tools as well. I was curious if there was a specialty tool used only on subies that I would have to buy/rent to do the swap.
    Thanks

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    no real (speacialty tools) u may need to use a flat screwdriver or chisle to seperate the engine and tranny bc of corrosion between the engine and tranny.

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