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Didn’t get the clutch cover off yet. Been using a rubber mallet. I should be able to get it off again. Does it sound like the clutch cover bearing is the problem? If so I’d like to order one sooner than later. I read that you can get a replacement bearing from a bearing supplier, just don’t know the number.


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It takes patience. The dowels are a tight fit.. a couple of the cover screws hid pretty well. Make sure you have them all removed.

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Got it off. Used some metal rods routed to the other side of the engine to tap the tabs on the cover.

Bearing spins smoothly. I’ll get a replacement tomorrow. Clutches and belt still look good.



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I removed the snap ring before I took those pictures just to be clear. What is the best way to remove the bearing? I know for install I read that someone put the bearing in a freezer and then warmed the cover up slightly and it dropped in.


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Just heat the cover and it will pop out pretty easily.
 

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Tried heating up the cover but bearing wouldn’t come out. Put some water on and inside the bearing in order to try to keep it cooler than the cover. Still couldn’t get it. Going to try some more tomorrow.


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The cover is aluminum the bearing is steel.
 

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Installed.

I got the old bearing out using the bread and a shaft method. Worked great. Had the new bearing in the freezer and heated up the cover. New bearing went in relatively easy. Going to install cover now will update later tonight.


Here’s a link to that bearing removal using bread method video:

Some people also use grease and paper towel together:


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I’ve never had todo more than heat up the cover with a propane torch. They literally fell out.
 

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I’ve never had todo more than heat up the cover with a propane torch. They literally fell out.


I tried heating it up several times and couldn’t get it to work. What I did seems to be a good alternative if heating it up doesn’t work.


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Got the cover back on. I sanded the dowels and their holes to remove any rust and dirt. I tried reverse and low gear and its still doing the same thing as before. I made sure the shaft that goes into the clutch cover bearing was good before installing too.

What to check next? Remember that the problem went away with the clutch cover off. The clutch cover fits as it should, no gaps. The clutch faces are also clean.


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I need this ready for next weekend so if any ones got any ideas let me know.


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I brought it to my dealer and apparently the problem is a worn internal clutch and clutch drum. About $235 for the internal clutch and $350 for the drum. I can’t afford to get the dealer to repair it because they quoted around $1000 (including oil change, labour, shop supplies, new gaskets and a new clutch cover for some reason). I know a few places that might do the job for me. I was just wondering where to look for new drum and internal clutch?


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