Join Date: Mar 2006
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Re: How to: Change Clutch 96-2003 2.2 and 4.3 5speed
Mhy 96 ZQ8 didn't slide out or back in at all. You will have to rotate, twist, and turn the tranny to get it to come out. Try to remember the angles you used as they can make it much easier to get back in. I put some minor dents in the floor pan as well to help the transmission clear.
To those who plan on using the Centerforce 2 set up, beware. I had to take a file to the back of the pressure plate as the burs would have torn up the disc instantly. Make sure you check this before you install it. Obviously, you should wipe it clean. I used a rag dampened with paint thinner.
Check your yoke and U-joints while you have the driveshaft out. If your yoke has any gouges, go buy a new one. If you have an old yoke laying around from a TH350, it might fit in to keep the grease from leaking out on the floor. Make sure it is cleaned, and it should slide in easily. If the U-joints don't move easy or feel akward, take your driveshaft to the local driveshatf repair facility.