Re: Very basic question about SS clutch line replacement
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Re: Very basic question about SS clutch line replacement

--- Matt wrote:

> So here goes... It was my understanding that the
> clutch line connects from the master cylinder to
> the slave cylinder, and that the slave cylinder can
> only be accessed while the transaxle is out.
> Does this mean to replace the old plastic clutch
> line, the transaxle must come out??? 

I swapped my clutch a few months ago and as far 
as I can remember this is not nessecary... If you want 
to swap out the slave it would be handy to be able to 
reach everything, but even then I don't think it's a "must do".

The clutch-line connects to a fitting on top of the tranny that
CAN be reached with every thing in place, it's just a bit of a 
hassle and an "open box wrench" is IMHO most handy
to get the connection loose. 
By "open box wrench" I mean a box wrench with a slot in
it at the top, so you are able to slip it over a pipe, an open
wrench won't give you enough turning space under there.
Something like the bottom one in this pic:

If you feel you can't reach in there enough, you COULD 
diconnect the forward tranny mounts, but then you'd have 
to have a jack under the car to support the tranny.
And the jack would then be in your way...

Good luck,

Jan van de Wouw
Thinking Different... Using a Mac...
Living the Dream... Driving a DeLorean...

#05141 "Dagger" since Sept. 2000

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