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Old 08-16-2008, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My clutch went out in my 92 525i. I bought the whole new clutch kit from sachs and i am trying to get prepared before i begin. I have help, but i still have some questions for some of the things i am doing alone. First of all I NEED to remove the whole exhaust and heat shields right??? Then take off the driveline right???
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My clutch went out in my 92 525i. I bought the whole new clutch kit from sachs and i am trying to get prepared before i begin. I have help, but i still have some questions for some of the things i am doing alone. First of all I NEED to remove the whole exhaust and heat shields right??? Then take off the driveline right???
Some help/advise would be nice....
RIGHT... and make sure you have adequate working space between the floor and the car. =)
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ok so i got the exhaust off and the heat shields. Now I'm at the drive line, and i was wondering how i should attack it?
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just remove all the bolts that are holding it in place... make sure you prop it correctly or have an assistant hold it up... otherwise, it will fall on your face...
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i have a 3/8 impact wrench but i cant get them off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
help!!!!!!
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i have a 3/8 impact wrench but i cant get them off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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are you using a wrench on the bolt to hold it in place?.. u should.

sometimes, an impact wrench isn't good enough. a breaker bar is a better choice of a dismantling tool (impact tools look sleek bt nothing beats "armstrong")

for the bolts holding the center support... spray them with WD40 or suitable lubricant and leave overnight. they should come off easy the nxt mrng
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ok so i got the driveline off, now should i begin by draining the transmission then? then??
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ok so i got the driveline off, now should i begin by draining the transmission then? then??
nope, you do not need to drain the tranny.

disconnect battery, disconnect any electrical wire attached to tranny.

detach the shifter

disconnect clutch linkage of slave cylinder(if needed); and then figure the bolts on the bell housing that need to be removed so u can drop the tranny. Make sure the tranny is properly supported when u do this.

(I'm not sure, but starter may need to be moved aside also...)

When bolts are out, rock the tranny slowly backwards until it separates from the engine.
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I disconnected the electrical wiring and found where the shifter, but its on top of the tranny and i cant see how to disconnect it, also will a floor jack be suitible for securing and droping the tranny?
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will a floor jack be suitible for securing and droping the tranny?
Only if you're REALLY good at balancing...
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where and how do i detach the shifter
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take out the shifter boot from the console, and it should expose the shift stick retainers
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I got all the bolts out of the bell housing, and got it loose, but now i'm just waiting for some manual help to get it all the way out.
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just curious, were you planning on installing a new throwout bearing and fork as well. and since you have the tranny out, might as well replace the front seal on the block as well so you dont have to go through all that hassle again when it goes.
also how much was yer clutch kit.
i got mine for my 94 530 for under $277, the site i use your kit there would be $225 and free shipping. check em out next time you need parts, and yes its a sachs OEM clucth kit to. Your Parts Search Returned 1 Part(s)
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oops meant rear main seal.
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