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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2000, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is changing t-out bearing a two person job?

I desperately need to change my t-out bearing. I'm not driving the Jeep at all while it's making noise, and I need my ride.
Can I do this myself? I am off Tuesday and that's it this week, and everyone else is working. I've done this a few times, but would like to know everyones opinion.

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Re: Is changing t-out bearing a two person job?

[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Sean,.....this is no problem if you have a floor jack or if you RENT a regular transmission jack. I couldn't COUNT the number of throwout bearings and clutches I have changed solo, going way back to hi skool days. I have even done it without a jack, by using a ROPE down through the floor of a truck to gently drop a big Clark five speed to the floor. You won't even have to let the tranny down very much so that makes it even easier.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Is changing t-out bearing a two person job?

I am definately going to rent a tranny jack. First time I changed the clutch we used regular floor jacks. Didn't go to smoothly, so when the t-out bearing got replaced a couple months ago I found somewhere that rented the tranny jacks.
It's really annoying all the work that goes into getting to the bearing and then it takes 10 seconds to swap in the new one.

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Re: Is changing t-out bearing a two person job?

For the little extra time and 5 bucks, you may want to save aggravation down the road and do the pilot bearing while you are there. Awful lot of work for a $5 part.

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Re: Is changing t-out bearing a two person job?

I don't know what it is with throw out bearings ,but mine is makeing noise also ,and it is just about a year old since I put my engine in,Since I am getting ready to put my NP435 in I am not real P/O'd
Dont forget to get two long bolts ,cut the heads off and slot the end to use to guide the trans in ,instead of trying to jiggle it in.
I bought a trans jack several months ago in preperation for this from Harbor freight.I looked at one that attaches to a floor jack ,but I looked at the wheelbase on my floorjack and decided it looked too skinny.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I recently mentioned this on another thread, but I CANNOT COUNT the number of T.O. Brg jobs I have done on everything from heavy equipment to dinky cars, and have had to MODIFY linkage to really get things like I wanted them to be. Wear, bending, bad factory design, and lack of lubrication can all cause the T.O. brg to touch and continue to spin when it should be just sitting there. NEVER assume the linkage is right. Check and provide for good clearance yourself, even if it means changing portions of the linkage, adding springs, beefing up links, increasing throw, the list goes on.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] Clutches have not changes since the early thirties and even late twenties, except that now we have superior friction material. The basic operation of the clutch pressure plate is the same. If the T.O. brg is not holding up, THERE IS A LINKAGE PROBLEM.....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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