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96 Saturn SC-1 clutch replacement problems

My fiance's 96 Saturn SC-1 is a good car - but has a lot of miles on it. About two weeks ago, the clutch went out on it. He and a friend pulled the engine out (took them four days. I have no idea why some men feel the need to be DIY'ers, and why those men are typically the ones who are not capable of doing it themselves.), got the fly wheel resurfaced, etc. The clutch is totally put together - the problem is that the shaft that slides from the motor through the clutch disk and pressure plate isn't going through the pilot bearing. Any ideas??

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    The clutch kit that they used had an alignment tool. I know because that was my first thought, too, that maybe it wasn't fitting together right because there wasn't enough length on the shaft. He said that the pilot bearing that they used came with the clutch kit. Any other ideas?

  • jenny_andrew Feb 14, 2009

    i was getting off the freeway and went to put it in a lower gear, i was able to but i couldnt go, any ideas?

  • Jerry Koski
    Jerry Koski May 11, 2010

    did they change out the pilot bearing ? if so maybe they put too big of bearing in it ? just an idea

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Sounds to me like there is an alignment issue witht he clutch disk. DId they buy a clutch kit with install tool? If not then good chance its not aligned and will need to come back out to align. you can also pick up a universal clutch alignment tool from autoparts store.

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