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here u go adam here is some pics of the install and of what the old stuff looks like. this install was a pain in the @$$ . I purchased the SPEC stage 2 clutch and SPEC lightened flywheel. sweet package and came with a throw out bearing.

i was driving to work downshifting to pass someone and the clutch pedal stayed on the floor luckily i was only going 45 , i was able to get in neutral and slow the car down. the clutch didn't feel any slipage or anything. just boom dead


 

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here is the install pics

remember to support the engine from the top

lift her up in the lift

pop the axles


support the rack and pinnion so it does slip out of the column, and bend all lines up. that would be bad.

drop the cradle, have fun with that

remember to support the transmission from underneath so u dont kill ur top motor mount

pull tranny apart from engine

look at the damage


WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAPPEN.....VERY VERY BAD AND EXPENSIVE



what a flywheel is not supposed to lood like , kinda hard to resurface.......gotta get a light weight one

INSTALL NEW SLAVE CYLINDER (came with the kit...... :D)

the goodies that came in my package.....

SPEC 9lb lightened flywheel

SPEC stage2 clutch

and the clutch installed in my baby


this install was easier for me because i had the lift and air tools. i cant believe it when i hear about people doing it in there driveway, unless u pull the entire engine out of the car
 

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Excellent post !


Thanks so much for those pictures. I recently had my clutch replaced but it's nice to see what it actually looks like apart when you do it yourself. If only I had the time. Anyway, great post again !
 

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i didnt need a lift. i did mine in my garage. why did you go with the ss2? i went with the ss1. the kevlar compound of the ss2 scared me away. it easy to glaze and f%ck up.
 

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i am trying to push as much i can out of the 2.5L and I do plan on using a built 3L and i felt better using the ss2 than the ss1
 

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i wish she still had more miles. the slave cylinder crapped out really bad. the pedal was on the floor and i had to pick it up off the ground with my hand and it would just fall back on the floor. i have to rebuild the tranny or just do what predator is doing and get a second tranny and rebuild that one and then just swap
 

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Oh man, you are a life saver! I was going to swap it out this past weekend but couldn't figure out how to support the engine and pull the subframe.

We have airtools which will make it easy, but this works out perfect! I'm taking pictures of everything also. I got great documentation on how to install a Torsen LSD with a video clip of it spinning in the tranny.
 

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thats why i posted it :thumbsup: one here should it get stickied?? :confused:
 

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cool cant wait to see the video and the install on that. we want that so soon.
 

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now you get to do it ALL over again FordRule :-(
 

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yep this is true . i just replaced my trans with a rebuilt one from terry haines( HMS)


and yes i just repeated this process and i just endured the suck..again . I just cant bite the bullet and pay 500 to have someone eslse do it

i must add remember to be careful with the shifter cables when removing them from the transmission because they are expensive.
 

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how long did it take you to do the whole thing? FYI if you learn the duratec quite well you can pull it successfully in 4 hours, install the new shizzle, and then another 4-6 hours of reinstalling
 

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if we had all the right tools we would have done it a lot quicker ,but it was a lot quicker than the last time
 

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this was stickied?
 

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should this be stickied again? on fastcougar it was?
 
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