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|Get the Luk master cylinder as well
You can re use your OEM hydraulic line, or you can order a new one of those also
clutch line (can re use your old)
Flywheel (can re use your old)
Dorman shifter bushings are a great idea, the nylon rings wear out and shifting gets sloppy.
Yes the new clutch set comes with a pilot bearing, driven disc, pressure plate and alignment tool. They usually come with the tool to release the line from the slave cylinder also, but a pair of flathead or good set of needle nose can work too
You do not have to buy a new flywheel you can re use your old one and have it turned at a local shop, should cost around $15-25.
I have also just used sand paper and brake cleaner and refresh the old flywheel. Honestly I have never had an issue this way, especially with 140K miles (low miles).
As long as your old flywheel is in good shape you can semi re surface it yourself with fine wet sand paper , PB blaster followed by brake cleaner. Look for any hairline cracks and check thickness, otherwise good.
You can even leave the flywheel on the engine this way and use a piece of bread to push the old pilot bearing out....yes a piece of bread. It works so well and leaves no mess.
Clean pilot bearing of grease, moosh up a piece of bread with your hands and start stuffing it in the center hole...mash the bread into the pilot with something round that fits the hole and a hammer... as soon as you get enough bread in there the pilot bearing slides out. Then you are left with a bread "plug" which comes out clean...no mess
The discount code goes in the spot that says "How did you hear about us"
It will save you 5%, rock auto actually encourages us to share these codes. I almost always have one since I order so many parts for myself and customers...
My first clutch job when my BII was all stock took 4 days! That was working in front of a friends house, borrowing his tools and knowledge about 25 years ago now. then a couple years later I did my clutch/trans 4 times in a couple of weeks, trying to get it to work right after the 4.0 conversion. Years later I would learn about the air bubble in the master cyl getting trapped and realized that was probably my issue the whole time. I installed two different transmissions and a few different clutch setups, eventually converted my truck to automatic because I never could get 1st gear easily. Auto trans are better for 4x4ing anyways and light towing which is what my BII was built for early on.
Now I have done countless clutches in Rangers, Explorers, diesels, even a few mustangs (3rd bolt on the starter WTF????!) and a full size bronco.
I can do a 4wd ranger clutch in about 4-6 hours....you learn alot in 25 years.
You can do this!!
Knowledge is power and power can save you $$$$!!!
Last edited on Thu Aug 15th, 2019 05:20 pm by 410customs
I build custom RBV, specializing in drivetrain conversions, wiring, suspension and complete custom trucks