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relative4 01-12-2013 08:19 AM

Disconnect driveaxles to replace clutch?
Preparing to do a clutch job on my '05 LGT. I'm seeing conflicting information on whether I need to disconnect the driveaxles from the transmission, or whether they allow the transmission to move far enough back that I can clear the input shaft without disconnecting them. Anybody know?

Nolmers06LGT 01-12-2013 08:31 AM

I didn't remove mine and I still had enough clearance to access everything I needed. You get roughly 5 inches of clearance

slowGT 01-12-2013 11:49 AM

I didn't remove the shafts as well. Next time I would remove them though. It makes lining the trans back up easier without the axles in place. I fought against those axles for way too long.

ScottFW 01-14-2013 09:55 PM

I changed my clutch last month without pulling the front axles. The trans moves back far enough that the front of the bellhousing can kind of rest on the rearmost part of the front subframe. Plenty of room.

As for whether it makes it harder to reattach the trans, I can't speak to that. I was working alone so it was going to be a pain in my ass either way. By moving the trans jack up & down to set the height at the front of the bellhousing, and using a separate floor jack under the rear of the trans to adjust the pitch, I eventually got it.

ericem 01-14-2013 10:10 PM

I usually pull the engine forward and leave the PS and AC lines attached but undo some wiring gives me enough slack and I am working ontop which is way easier. obviously you will need to pull the rad but might not be the best option for those without a engine lift.

Nolmers06LGT 01-14-2013 10:46 PM

I ended up pulling my hood too. It was only a few bolts and it made things much easier.

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