I smoked mine pretty hard in a mud hole. Should have been pulled out, but the dip dots watching wouldn't come get me. I worked it back and forth till I could get myself out. Then I dumped the clutch on pavement and killed it the rest of the way. So has anyone changed one yet and how did you aces it? Motor back or Trans forward?
You access by removing the transmission. It isn't a super hard job. I do have video to help some with removal. Basically you remove the drive shafts, shift linkages, front support mount then unbolt. It requires removing the seats and console as well.
I would suggest you remove the seats and console and look things over and find mounting bolts at the bellhousing. They are three different sizes. It will require being up on 4 jack stands as well. Use jack stands for safety. Don't use blocks.
Once you have looked things over and have all the tools required ready and handy we can get that thing out. Replacement of the clutch is the same as replacing any automotive style clutch. If you have experience with doing them you have half the battle won.
3" lift, Supercharged 100hp, Water/Meth injection, Dynojet Power Commander w/autotune, SuperTrapp mufflers, 31/10.50/15 Cooper STT tires, K&N, PRP seats, BOR Walker Evans shocks, Flaming River rack & pinion, heater and a crap load of other improvements.
Jack up and put on 4 jack stands. Remove seats - 4 bolts each. Remove console and firewall cover to access from inside. Remove cable shifter and bracket from transmission. Ground cable is here. Unplug 4 wires going to transmission or sensors and tuck them out of harms way. From below, Drain Transmiission or get oil everywhere. Remove the bolt on one side of the brace (I did passenger side) that goes across the motor for easier access to bell housing bolts. Pull it up a little to access them later. Remove cable from clutch arm and from transmission mount and tuck out of the way. Remove the 2 bolts holding the front drive carrier bearing, it will slide over giving enough slack and the front CV joint can be pryed off the transmission without any other drive line disassembly. Remove the transmission mount 3 bolts to transmission and 1 to the rubber mount (drive shaft will be in the way if not done 1st) Trans doesn't weigh 80 lbs and won't hurt hanging on motor at this point. Remove 2 10mm inspection cover bolts. From top, remove 2 starter bolts and let it stay there. 4 bell housing bolts 2 on top 14mm and 2 from below, 1 is 8mm Allen bolt. Pry off rear CV shaft and it will take 2 to slide the transmission back and thread it out safely, I removed it solo but took 2 to get back in afterwards. 8 bolts hold the pressure plate to the flywheel and you have it out. Reverse to assemble.
Last Edit: May 5, 2017 13:27:12 GMT -5 by nflcamper
Forgot and wanted to add; Tools needed are 10mm, 12mm,13mm, and 14mm sockets,rachet, and extensions and same size wrenches. 8mm Allen socket or wrench Pry bar and a large flathead for a little prying to pop CV joints that come out of the transmission, and lining things up.