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Recently brought a Mk5b 1.4 (cvh) for £100 knowing the clutch was on its way out.

 

After just a few days the car was practically unusable and so here comes the difficult part,

 

How easy is it to DIY fit a clutch?

 

And does anyone have a "how to" guide?

 

Thanks

Usually i'd say to anyone "It doesn't matter how difficult it is, it needs to be done" but, seeing as you joined on my birthday. It's a doddle, jack it up as high as you can, theres a gearbox mount on the rear, take that off, i made the mistake of thinking i could squeeze it back on if i crept up on it, i had to take the mount off lol. When you come to take the last gearbox mount off, take the one at the front off last, put a trolley jack under the engine and lower it as far as you can without damaging anything, it then basically falls off. If you can get your hands on an old gearbox input shaft it makes lining the new clutch up easier.

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Excellent, Happy Birthday for the other day then :D

 

Aah I didn't think it would be too hard, the car has 10 months MOT which is what attracted me for the price :P

 

Now to look for a cheap clutch kit haha

Lol, ta pal! Try Euro Car parts, we get our stuff from there, been pretty good with us.

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Oh one more thing I forgot to ask..

 

Will I need any specialist tools? :S

For the clutch you will want some form of aligning tools, theres a tool especially for it, or to make it easier, go to a scrappy and cut off some CVH 1.4 input shaft, then you just put it all through the clutch, onto the spiggot and it's already in line.

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go to a scrappy and cut off some CVH 1.4 input shaft, then you just put it all through the clutch, onto the spiggot and it's already in line.

 

 

 

 

 

sorry to but in but cvh engines dont have a spigot bearing :thumb:

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Recently brought a Mk5b 1.4 (cvh) for £100 knowing the clutch was on its way out.

 

After just a few days the car was practically unusable and so here comes the difficult part,

 

How easy is it to DIY fit a clutch?

 

And does anyone have a "how to" guide?

 

Thanks

 

where abouts are you?

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I'm in waterlooville (near portsmouth)

 

I got the gearbox off, thrust bearing was smashed to pieces and some of the clutch fingers were shorter than others :P

 

Another problem has arisen, The clutch "fork"? one of 2 bits that stick out on in has snapped. Will post pics if I can get the camera to work

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I'm in waterlooville (near portsmouth)

 

I got the gearbox off, thrust bearing was smashed to pieces and some of the clutch fingers were shorter than others :P

 

Another problem has arisen, The clutch "fork"? one of 2 bits that stick out on in has snapped. Will post pics if I can get the camera to work

think the bits are roll pins they locate the thrust bearing you could get some from your local factors or you could get another clutch fork :thumb:

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