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GooeyGus2
08-27-2003, 04:21 PM
I am taking the tranny out of my car so i can put in a functioning one. The trans is fully unbolted and its just being supported by two jacks. Now heres the bad part... i cant get this damn clutch line disconnected. I have done it before but this time its not going. i push the ring back and then try to pull the line but the ring just pulls back up with the line. then if i push the line in, the ring goes in with the line as well. how can i tell when the ring is pushed all the way back? i have been using a tiny screwdriver, lightly tapping on it with a hammer and its like the plastic ring wont separate from the fitting thats supposed to pull out. so is there any tool i can buy that will make this a lot easier? if so, where can i get it and whats the part number? thanks :)

gldiii
08-27-2003, 06:51 PM
Here's one:

http://www.autopart.com/TOOLS/TOOLSMAIN/tool/T_A371.htm

Snap On lists one:

http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/pro_det.asp?search=true&item_ID=51457&PartNo=YA7646&group_id=1619&store=snapon-store&tool=all

Should be at your local automotive store as well.


http://www.autopart.com/Tools/pictures/300dpi/CDefault-338.jpg

GooeyGus2
08-27-2003, 07:55 PM
hmm.. i saw that today at napa. But i dont really see how one would use it. does it push back the nylon ring in the fitting just as you would do with a screwdriver? becuase the metal looked too thick to reach in there. could it possibly disconnect the line AT the slave cylinder, before the fitting? i am confused :confused:

gldiii
08-27-2003, 08:20 PM
The tool is for the quick disconnect at the slave cylinder. The manul says to "depress the white retainer bushing with tool while pulling slightly on the line."

The "U" shaped part of the tools slides over the bushing and you push the tool towards the tranny while pulling on the line. You may need to raise the tranny back up a bit to make sure you have no tension on the line.

GooeyGus2
08-27-2003, 08:32 PM
oh i see... becuase when i pull on the line... the ring pulls out too. so now if i have that there blocking it, it should just pull out while retaining the ring in one spot. i'll go down and pick it up :)

jambird
09-02-2003, 09:53 PM
a screwdriver worked awsome for me.

RandenSC
09-03-2003, 11:00 AM
hey if you can, when you buy the tool, take some pics of you using the tool so i know what the heck i am doing also if you dont mind. thanks a lot

livn
09-03-2003, 02:58 PM
you really dont need that tool.
spray the whole fitting and surrounding area with brake cleaner then wipe clean and spray with wd 40, then take a slotted screw driver and push white retainer in with slotted screwdriver while pulling on line,
it comes out very easy using this method

Smutty
11-20-2005, 01:16 PM
On my replacement transmission the person cut the clutch line so I was able to practice the screwdriver method. Popped off real easy.
Went under my 89 supercoupe.... not so lucky, white ring will not go in toward the slave cylinder. Autozone and Advanced auto have no Idea what tool I'm looking for. I even brought them a picture.
I screwed up one white ring, now I'm switching them and trying again.

Smutty
11-20-2005, 02:01 PM
It didn't go well. I had to break it. I don't like breaking things but that nylon ring would not go into the slave cylinder. Time to break out the grinding wheel and cut the sucker off.
http://www.thunderbirdsupercoupe.com/images/DSCF0294.JPG

90XR7Cougar5spd
11-20-2005, 04:37 PM
I cut mine here a few months ago but i was able to get it fixed. If you do happen to cut it, just take a small peice of tubing, small enough to fit in side the line, then go to your local parts house and get i think its called a farrow nut, take it apart, put on the nut part first,then put the little metal sleeve over the line, thread it back on to the i guess bolt portion of it, and tighten it up, repeat for the other side. Works like a champ, ill have to take some pics of mine so yall knw ~~~ im talking about...........

Derek

Smutty
11-20-2005, 06:03 PM
Oxidation it looks like. The fingers were filled with a white powdery substance. There was no way the nylon ring was going in there...
http://www.thunderbirdsupercoupe.com/images/DSCF0304.JPG
http://www.thunderbirdsupercoupe.com/images/DSCF0305.JPG
http://www.thunderbirdsupercoupe.com/images/DSCF0306.JPG

Mike8675309
11-20-2005, 09:35 PM
Bummer. should look like this:
http://www.frontiernet.net/~miketoni/images/tbird/clutch/clutchfittingline.jpg
Inside of the fitting looks like this:
http://www.frontiernet.net/~miketoni/images/tbird/clutch/slavefitting.jpg

Mike8675309
11-20-2005, 09:37 PM
I cut mine here a few months ago but i was able to get it fixed. If you do happen to cut it, just take a small peice of tubing, small enough to fit in side the line, then go to your local parts house and get i think its called a farrow nut, take it apart, put on the nut part first,then put the little metal sleeve over the line, thread it back on to the i guess bolt portion of it, and tighten it up, repeat for the other side. Works like a champ, ill have to take some pics of mine so yall knw ~~~ im talking about...........

Derek

That would be a compression fitting. It can work but they tend to not be a good idea in a connection that get's flexed or lots of vibration.

Smutty
11-22-2005, 07:41 PM
Well I put it all back together after rippin' it all apart. Put in a used transmission, Come to find out it doesn't have a second gear syncro. I guess I have to find another transmission and take it all apart again..... another 2 days wasted.
-Smutty
P.S. A Scion TC is looking nice right about now. Chicks dig Toyota products.