My 87 Zuk clutch is slipping. Is there any adjustment for this, or is it time to replace. I tried adjusting the cable underneath, but it didn't seem to change much excep the pedal location. Secondly, what's a decent price? I was expecting maye $300, but I got one quote for $550 and one for $935. Yikes. Thanks.
Check out the clutch adjustment tutorial at Ack's FAQ (see signature). Do a search for clutch
Once you've followed the procedure there, you'll have a better idea of the condition of the clutch.
Which brings us to the second result of the above clutch search - an illustrated procedure for removing the transmission. You can also find a decent description for removing the transmission in the downloadable Factory Service Manual (FSM) at the FAQ. Your local public library should also have a copy of either the Haynes or Chilton repair manual for you to check out as a reference. They are not as good as the FSM but if you have a dial-up connection, they might be a bit more convenient.
Part of the requirements of owning a Samurai (there was a sealed envelope in the glovebox for you to open when you bought it, right?) is learning how to fix it yourself and save money!
The quotes that you received for replacing the clutch (plus the throwout and pilot bearings) are nothing more than customer convenience served with a large Bass-Boat payment - especially the $500 and $935 estimates.
A good auto parts store clutch with the pilot and throwout/release bearing - like the ones at O'Reilly Auto Parts - will run you about $150.
So, get together with some friends and throw a Clutch Replacement Party! Be sure to stock up on Refreshing Beverages and order up some delivery Pizza about half way through the job so it arrives when you are almost done.