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Clutch Replacement I need to replace the clutch in my 93 Saturn SL1, I've replaced two clutches (in other cars) and didn't think this would be a big deal, but I am told I have to pull the motor and trans to install a new clutch kit (--disc, pressure plate, and throw out bearing) Can I just to slide it over to the subframe and add another support, like jackstand, to hold it up? Do I have to remove the motor?

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THe answer to your question is YES. No need to remove the motor. You do have to pull both axels (make sure you drain the lubricant first). I just did one last weekend that way and it worked ok.

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I just checked my AllData repair info. It does not mention removing the engine to replace the clutch. It does say that you'll have to support the engine to remove the transaxle. If done on jack stands, this is easily done with a floor jack and block of wood under the engine's oil pan.

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