Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Nissan 240 SX, Clutch Replacement
I own a ‘93 Nissan 240 SX. The clutch hasn’t
failed yet but is getting close. I want to replace it myself
to save money and get the knowledge. I’ve got the
Chilton book and the process is very labor intensive. Do
you have any short cuts or tricks that might be helpful?
It has me disconnecting the drive shaft starter and exhaust
just to lower the transmission to gain access to the clutch
assembly. Any tips?
the cultch in any drive vehicle is a labor-intensive job.
In your case it is easier due to the vehicle being a rear
wheel drive. That transmission configuration requires less
specialized equipment. But, you should also know, that you
may need a tool or 2 that are not found in the home tool
box. As for short cuts they are far and few between when
it comes to removing and installing a transmission in your
vehicle. You have to get it all out of the way to properly
install the new clutch. Be careful, use safety stands and
secure the vehicle correctly, transmissions are heavy, but
not a heavy as a car.