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clutch replacement

There are many benefits to pulling the engine out of your 944. Am I the only one who would pull my engine to change my clutch.

I've done it before

Just curious???
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When the time comes for my clutch replacement, I will do the same.
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If you can drop the engine and torque tube together, dismantle and replace the clutch on the ground and lift it all up as one unit again, that would be much easier. Is that even possible?
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My opinion is if you have to do anything to the motor like belts, seals, mounts, ect then pull it. If not then just drop the transaxle.

Dropping the transaxle is less tool intensive and you won't have to get an alignment (if you drop the engine rather than pull it).

I think when replacing the clutch you should inspect and regrease the cv joints. Also, it would be a good idea to replace the oil in the gearbox and maybe replace a couple of it's seals. You could even take a look at the ring and pinion if so inclined.
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For a clutch only job, I'd drop the the transaxel. I've done it several times, its not that hard.

If I was rebuilding the whole dang engine, then yeah, take it out.

If you find you have noisy torque tube bearings, you'll be dropping out the tranny anyway....
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My first 944 clutch job was a gearbox out, torque tube back and lay on your back and work above your head nightmare. There is so little room you can end up getting hurt (well I did!). Got it done though and it's quite straightforward in general. My second was an engine out job. The engine was being swapped so doing the clutch was a breeze with the block just sitting there. To be honest, if I had to do another I would probably pull the engine and do a lot of other service 'stuff' to it as well. I found dropping the engine easier than trying to lift it out - just my personal experience.
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The "lay on your back working above your head nightmare" is what I will want to avoid.
That would be the only reason I would need to pull the engine.
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Believe me , dropping the engine still involves plenty of laying on your back work(remove exhaust, starter,clutch slave,steering, cross member,radiator, and fiddly little job disconnecting the torque tube) but at least once the engine is out you can change clutch, pilot bearing and RMS in a more comfortable fashion. You need to lift the front bodywork so that the bottom of the valance is at least 25.5" off the ground. If you tdrop the engine whilst still mounted to the cross member it will save having to undo the engine mountings which have some awkward to get at bolts.
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I find it far easier to remove the transaxle for a clutch job. Less than two hours to get the clutch out. Of course, it may help that I have a two post lift and can do the entire job standing up under the car.............
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Either way you're going into your car pretty deep. With your engine out you can replace so many things that you'll be happy you did.
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I find it far easier to remove the transaxle for a clutch job. Less than two hours to get the clutch out. Of course, it may help that I have a two post lift and can do the entire job standing up under the car.............
X2,drop the box, clean it, repack cv's etc,don't drop the motor out from the bottom if you do the motor out job,out the tops easy.
With g/box and t/tube out of the way you can get to the bellhousing bolts by tilting the motor and on reassembly you can retorque the clutch bolts thru the starter motor hole.
Buy or make a flywheel lock, theres other stuff I may missed cause its been a while,good luck.
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