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Old 06-23-2005, 01:01 AM
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the new record...

this is a story board to see who has the record of incidence - of having to remove the most parts and go thru the most meticulous crap just to fix one problem...

did i get this idea by swapping the clutch in my 944? yea.

its a 9 step process in the Haynes and starts like this .... remove exhaust system, remove starter, remove transmission... you get the point.... whatever - its tedious sometimes


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Old 06-23-2005, 06:59 PM
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This one is a close second;at least I didn't have to lie on a creeper all day.
About 2 weeks ago,I replaced the heater core and A/C evaporator in my Dodge Ram.At the high point of the job,the entire dash,heater/A/C boxand any interior trim foward of the seat were all out of the truck and on the benches and in the bed of the truck.The only items still close to their correct locations were the steering column(laying on d/s floor )and some insulation,ducts and wiring on the firewall-talk about legroom!
I took my time,cleaned up all the various dash and guage parts,replaced all the foam duct seals,tested all the vacuum operators and cleaned out all the air intakes. Total time for the job was about 14 hours,including vacuuming down and recharging the A/C system.
Tedious-yes.PITA-yes.Worth it-yes. Would I do it again-I WON'T pay the $750 labor for a half-***** job that my local stealership wanted,and need to go back at least 3 times to get everything working again.
Next time,I'll just burn the truck.
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Old 06-23-2005, 07:53 PM
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maybe this story will fit in here...
i had a 70 5 door chevy suburban,
after be bopping thru the woods all day. i wound up at the service station i worked at .
after busting on a bud that worked there about his ford. i start up my chevy knock knock !
i had a detonation problem that backed the screw out of the carb and broke #5 piston. (250 6 cly 1 bbl)
after the rebuild , which had to be gone into twice cause the mech@ work forgot to tighten up one of the rods.

I didn't get the converter in all the way wiped out the trans.
the jerks i had rebuild the trans it took 11 times before they got it right... yes ELEVEN i got to the point by my self in the dirt with hand tool and a POS little floor jack .3 or 3 1/2 hours from start to finish down the road.
im surprised i didn't wear out the nuts and bolts
after all that i drove it for a number of years

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Ahhh, yes. My son asked me to assist in a clutch replacement on his T-Bird Supercoupe. I had envisioned the usual: Drop driveshaft, disconnect linkage, pull trans, etc. Nooo! You have to remove the complete exhaust system and drop the gas tank before even getting to the driveshaft. Then, the trans is about 30' long and I won't even talk about the hydraulic clutch.
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Do a rear main seal in an '84 2.8 powered 4X4 S-10 Blazer........If you can successfully complete this job without having extra parts, or attending therapy afterward, you are a true Mechanic in my book.........Dan
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Old 07-02-2005, 10:44 PM
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I replaced the heater core and A/C evaporator in my Dodge Ram.At the high point of the job,the entire dash,heater/A/C boxand any interior trim foward of the seat were all out of the truck and on the benches and in the bed of the truck.The only items still close to their correct locations were the steering column(laying on d/s floor )and some insulation,ducts and wiring on the firewall-talk about legroom!
ditto on that only chevy van heater core and 25 below

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Old 07-02-2005, 11:22 PM
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How about a clutch in a Toyota Supra Turbo?? 13 book hrs R&R

I'm so lazy, I just pulled the whole engine and trans!

The worst I've ever done are the 4x4 s-10 transmissions {as mentioned} especially the 4.3 '96 or so models!! Or the V-8 4x4 Durangos. LOL, now that one will make you want to throw some tools!
or seen done
the new taurus V6 tranny & the toyota/ lexus es 300 trannies. you've got to drop the entire subframe from the cars and totally disassemble the front suspension as far as i know.

and i've heard horror stories about having to pull the motor up in the testarossa to change oil. now what kind of person would design such a thing{s}?
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:27 AM
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heater core on my 71 lemans
pull right fender and well and half the dash talk about lazy i had to drive it and took a piece of angle and went from fire wall to rad support .drove it like that for probably 4 months man those open tire sure spray a lot of water in the rain
alot of weird looks too

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Old 07-03-2005, 12:50 AM
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Ahhh, yes. My son asked me to assist in a clutch replacement on his T-Bird Supercoupe. I had envisioned the usual: Drop driveshaft, disconnect linkage, pull trans, etc. Nooo! You have to remove the complete exhaust system and drop the gas tank before even getting to the driveshaft. Then, the trans is about 30' long and I won't even talk about the hydraulic clutch.
Just a little tip, next time drop the diff and slide the drive shaft rearward above the differential. It's a whole lot easier, especially if that tank is full.
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Old 07-03-2005, 01:04 AM
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Clutch in 91 SHO

1)Jack up car
2)Remove front tires
3)Remove brake calipers,rotors
4)Remove tie rod ends
5)Remove lower control arm
6)Remove sttering rack and support with wire
7)Remove axles
8)Remove exhaust
10)Support engine ,remove lower sub frame
11)Remove clutch cable quadrant from pawl,remove back up light switch,remove shifter rod(Mine has rods )
12)Set transmission jack,and break trans free from block
13)Lower engine and trans/assembely enough to slide trans from under car
14)Remove clutch assembely
Then put it all back togather in reverse order.


There were several S.O.B steps also,insert them in between each step listed above.
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