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Old 08-05-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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i just bought a new ranger and its a manual it has no engine it right now i wann check the clutch before i put it in, how do i check it? and how does it go in lol, its in a box right now
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It has no engine?

Usually the clutch is attached to the flywheel, which is attach the engine..

However, if you have the clutch in a box, take a look at the clutch disc, does it look worn out/worn down? Maybe post a pic and we'd be able to tell you.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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If the engine is out I would not play around with a used clutch, it's not worth the trouble for what a new one costs.
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ok so it attchaches then slides in? and yeah ill post some pics tommorow mornig. and how much is a clutch worth
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ok so it attchaches then slides in? and yeah ill post some pics tommorow mornig. and how much is a clutch worth
How much is a used clutch worth? Uh, I wouldn't buy one used that's for sure... Unless I knew it hadn't been installed...
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on the 88 for a new clutch kit: clutch disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing and several pilot bearings were about 100 to 180 dollars depending where i bought it. Add another 100 - 200 for a new flywheel, maybe 50 from a junk yard and 40 to reface it.

Hope the harnesses for the engine are still there.
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i wasnt going to buy a used cltuch... i was asking how much a new one is, and i have two wiring harnesses the truck i bought has the engine and its all complete just torn apart. and also if i posted a pic of the clutch could u tell me what if it was good still? and if this new engine was an auto do i need to change the flywheel to run a manual in my truck
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i wasnt going to buy a used cltuch... i was asking how much a new one is, and i have two wiring harnesses the truck i bought has the engine and its all complete just torn apart. and also if i posted a pic of the clutch could u tell me what if it was good still? and if this new engine was an auto do i need to change the flywheel to run a manual in my truck

Yes, an auto uses a 'flexplate' instead of a 'flywheel'. The clutch attaches between the flywheel and pressure plate which is all attached to the engine.
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you need 1/16 minimum clutch material on the disc higher than the rivets and referencing the face on both sides, that will get you about 5000 miles before she starts to slip. Should be matte finish with no shiny spots, and no black metal parts. disc should also be reasonably flat say no more than .035 out of flat.

look for black marks on pressure plate either side if you have one. >> dish shaped thing with metal fingers in the center.

flywheel is heavy thing about 30+ lbs with gear teeth on the outside. if it doesn't weigh 30+ lbs then it is an automatic flywheel. no black here either, but can be resurfaced.

note: special bolts on pressure plate to flywheel, flywheel to crankshaft.

Sorry, you didn't indicate you had an engine or your skills level for repairs

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Old 08-06-2009, 01:55 PM   #10
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ok i have a fly wheel i know that for sure i have the fly wheel bolts, and a big box of other bolts what do they look like? i dont think theres any black marks on the pressure plate. i went and took some pictures ill post them up soon. thanks

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