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Clutch replacement in 04 N/A ??

So I need a new clutch now after 70 k? I reckon the last fella had the tow bar fitted for towing a caravan. Do the best price I can get to fit it is 250 euro. How bad a job is it? If I could get the car up to a good 800mm height is it a diy job at all?

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Im in the middle of doing a tranny swap and was able to pull the old transmission just fine on jack stands. If you've wrenched on cars in the past it shouldn't be too bad.
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Im in the middle of doing a tranny swap and was able to pull the old transmission just fine on jack stands. If you've wrenched on cars in the past it shouldn't be too bad.
x2, its possible to do it on jack stands. But its kinda a pain in the *** job. i wouldnt recommend it for a noobie, but someone who's mechanically inclined and half way knows there way around the car, id say go for it. you'll get it done in a couple hours.
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Cheers lads! Gonna try it, I've helped mechanics do clutches in scania artics and have done a fair bit of work I this before so I recon I'll try it for sure, worst case I have to ask for help.

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Depending on your tools/time/space, pulling the engine can be an easier way to go about this job. I can get an engine out in <1hr. I just find it easier than pulling axles and driveshaft. It means less time under the car. Up to you.

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If I have a lift I slide the trans back. If I don't have access to a lift I pull the engine but I try to combine it with other labor like HG or timing belt.

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I havent got an engine hoist and imagine thats the way you would suggest to pull it. I have got however a high lift jack that lifts over 800mm so I recon I could easily let the box down, how heavy is the box in these? Drop the exhaust, open the bolts on bell housing, drop cross member on jack?

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I havent got an engine hoist and imagine thats the way you would suggest to pull it. I have got however a high lift jack that lifts over 800mm so I recon I could easily let the box down, how heavy is the box in these? Drop the exhaust, open the bolts on bell housing, drop cross member on jack?
Its not really that heavy. The 6mt's are the fat girls.
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