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Randall, ASE Master Tech
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Experience:  ASE Master Tech, 32 yrs, Auto trans diagnostic and repair
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How to change clutch and trowout bearing on 86 samurai

Customer Question

How to change clutch and trowout bearing on 86 samurai
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

Hello, sorry for the delay , do you still need help with this question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

have you started to job?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No not yet.. Planning on changing clutch. Throwout bearing, keeper bearing..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Going to check clutch release cable as well..
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

ok, back then the repair manuals really offered no pictures, The fact is the trans comes out as we know, Once out? the TO bearing is simply held on the arm by 2 clips, unclip it and slide it off the nose of trans, NO biggy at all.

then unbolt pressure plate, remove it and clutch disc, the kit will come with an alignment tool to align disc etc,

I have inlcuded a couple links showing repair to pull trans and picture of the TO bearing, Once trans is out, it is straight forward and just remove the 3 parts and reverse procedure to put new ones in, Once trans is out, it is easy from there. I know the file says 1987 but is the same

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could not download first file, not found error..
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

then you cant open a .pdf file. here is how it is written

  1. Remove battery ground cable.
  2. Remove four bolts fastening outer gear shift lever boot and slide boot toward shift knob.
  3. Remove three gear shift lever case bolts, then the gear shift lever.
  4. Disconnect back-up light and fifth gear switch electrical connectors from transmission.
  5. Disconnect wiring from starter, then remove starter.
  6. Remove fuel hose clamp from transmission case.
  7. Raise and support vehicle.
  8. Remove transmission drain plug and drain oil.
  9. Disconnect clutch wire from clutch release lever.
  10. Remove propeller shaft from transmission to transfer case.
  11. Remove propeller shaft from transfer case to front differential.
  12. Remove clutch housing lower plate from transmission case.
  13. Support transmission with a suitable jack, then remove bolts securing transmission to engine.
  14. Remove support pipe and exhaust center pipe.
  15. Remove transmission rear mounting bracket from chassis and transmission.
  16. Ensure all connectors are unfastened from transmission, then carefully lower transmission from vehicle.
  17. Reverse procedure to install. Torque bolts/nuts to specifications.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you know torque spec
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just to run by you again.. Knocks when clutch is not engaged, noise goes away when clutch engaged.. Clutch or TO bearing..?
Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

100% To bearing, I will send torquew specs next, You have 100% exact symptoms for a bad TO bearing

Expert:  Randall replied 1 year ago.

more than you need specs wise so you need flywhell and clutch cover bolts, here is link to those specs