Kia Troubleshooting Questions? Ask a Mechanic
Hello I will help,
Remove the lever the slave cylinder moves then the fingers on the shift rod can pivot out of the ears on the TO.
Let me know if that works for you
How hard have you pried?
Can you look in and see if the disc material is wrapped around the input shaft? Is there a ball of kevlar in there?
That is on the type with a shaft and forks that run through the ears of the throw out bearing. I though you had this type at first but I see it is a convention push type clutch not the pull type you have to pull the lever off.
I suspect the disc material has shredded and is wrapped up with the bearing and input shaft.
How do you have the engine supported? From above?
And with the subframe out? Is the transmission on a jack?
Click here for TSB
That shows the whole procedure
I think you are just bound up and if you put a prybar on each side of the transmission and work it side to side it will come free. There should be nothing holding it if you have the axles out and you can pull it back 1/2 inch.