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remove clutch and flywheel

can anyone help me with removal of my flywheel and clutch
i want to replace them but iwas wondering if anyone had done it.

or better yet if you had some basic instructions.

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RTFM.

Seriously, with jobs like this, you really should be referring to a factory service manual.

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Here's how to get the Toyota manuals:
http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=218650

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i dont k now why but it doesnt find any manuals

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its amazing that when you ask for help on a actual technical question.
no one responds

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You expect too much, perhaps. I don't think any US Elise has reached the point where it actually requires a clutch replacement, with the sole exception being the R&D cars being used for forced induction modifications.

I could give you basic instructions to give you an idea of what you face, but you really do need the manuals to complete this job. As a quick overview though, the transmission needs to be removed to gain access (which involves removing many other parts, disconnecting the axles, etc). Then you just unbolt the existing parts, install the new flywheel and clutch (using a clutch alignment tool to align the disc), and reattach the transmission.

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matt the post was not directed towards you, im just venting

i signed up for lotus tech but was not given a password.
tried toyota website but unable to find the manuals.

any help will be appreciated, i am installing a rps 6 puck clutch and a fidanza flywheel

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but you really do need the manuals to complete this job.
To emphasize what Matt said, this is a section of the Factory Service Manual (downed it from LCU for $25) - note that it refers to other, more detailed sections for disassembling the suspension, drive-shafts, and removing the transmission:
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Aztec..the car is pretty simple...the bits are pretty accessible too.
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thank you guys,

any other place to purchase these manuals.

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any other place to purchase these manuals.
Sure for something like $500+.

If you can't download them from LCU, then there is some kind of problem that can be worked out. Probably a software firewall or something on your computer. Do some searches for the thread about getting the manuals, and see what other people have had problems with...

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For the Toyota manuals, you might want to just buy the paper copies from a local dealer. See if they can order part number RM930E (from linked thread above), then of course you'll still need to Lotus manuals too.

You say you tried the Toyota website but couldn't find the manuals? Did you try the link I posed above, and did you follow the instructions therein? Or is the problem not knowing which vehicle to search for? If you choose Corolla, you can then select the 2ZE123 that thread references (whether or not that's actually right, I can't say!).

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...i signed up for lotus tech but was not given a password....thanks
Check your spam folder, I had the same problem.
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Get some ARP flywheel bolts from MWR. The stockers shouldn't be reused but they can be if you clena the threads and reloctite them but for 40.00 don't risk it. They also have a house brand of chromoly flywheel and a large clutch selection.


Get the manuals. It is a great investment.

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http://hosting.dynamis.net/littleroc...opManual_2.pdf

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WELL this is really alot of work

i called newport european to get a quote and they said 1,500 for 15 hours labor

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WELL this is really alot of work

i called newport european to get a quote and they said 1,500 for 15 hours labor
The Lotus manual makes the job seem like something a free evening and a
6-pack would handle.I have done a few clutch and trans R+R's on elise race cars. It's not fast or easy with or without a trans jack.
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