Access to clutch and flywheel, 69 FJ40: Easier way?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by melvinjo, May 17, 2018.

  1. melvinjo

    melvinjo

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    I need to change out my clutch plate on my 69, FJ40.

    What's the easiest way to access:

    1. Remove transmission and high low gear box and remove clutch pack with egine still in vehicle?

    OR

    2. Remove motor after removing the four, bell housing to tranny bolts and changing out the clucth pack with the engine out?
     
  2. pjohnson

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    Many more items to disconnect with option 2.

    Rent a tranny jack and bribe a couple friends to help.
     
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    I did my early '70 with the engine left in-place. It took me more time to remove the interior to get the transmission hump off than it did to drop the transmission/xfer case as one and and get the clutch replaced.

    If your oil pan or rear main seal leak, your rear motor mounts need replacing, or your flywheel needs to be machined, now's the time to do that as well, since you'll already have the majority of the work done needed to address those items.
     
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    Don't forget the rear u-joints!
     
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    If you are also rebuilding the engine, pull the both out the front. If not, take out the seats, and probably the gas tank, remove the hump and pull it out that way, either from the top with a jury rigged hoist, or transmission jack from below. I have done it alone, but cursed a lot. It should be a two man job.
     
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    Is this a floor shift or colum shift? I’ve changed a clutch without removing any interior parts on s colum shift.
     
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    Option 1 is the route to take and, while in the neighborhood, replace ancillary clutch parts.
     
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