Clutch job on '86 5kq

Huw Powell human747 at
Wed Dec 11 15:16:28 EST 2002

> The clutch in my car is *really* tired, and I'll be replacing it soon.
> I've ordered a new clutch, pressure plate and throwout bearing. I will
> replace the rear main seal and transmission input shaft seal if
> they're leaking, but what if they are dry? I'm on a very limited
> budget (college student), so money is absolutely an issue..

My tranny input seal looked fine, and I had forgotten to remember to get
one anyway...

> Is it *very* stupid not to replace them while I'm in there? :-)

Feels that way now that it leaks, yes.  Smells bad, too.

Some people also replace the lightweight metal sleeve thing around the
input shaft that the throwout bearing rests around.

This will also be the easiest time ever to replace the tranny oil.

Huw Powell

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