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post #1 of 5 Old 07-02-2019, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Clutch cover won’t budge

Everything disconnected and all 13 bolts are out. Clutch cover won’t budge for removal. Any tricks to this?
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-02-2019, 02:23 AM
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Try tapping around the casing with a rubber mallet, to shock the casing loose and if necessary, apply a bit of heat to soften the gasket seal. Either way you will need to change the gasket.
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There should be two alignment pins installed. Which means the cover has to come straight off not sideways. Tap around the cover with a soft blow hammer carefully. The gasket alone will often lock the cover in place. I have had to tap a box cutter blade into a few to get it started. Be careful not to damage the sealing surface. An eight of an inch max should get it started. Then tap more around the cover. Pick a not so visible spot at a bolt with a boss proud of the case to reduce possible damage to the surface that seals against the gasket.
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Remove the dip stick, put in some padding so you can't damage the threads.

Use a long leaver or a ratchet strap to apply pressure then tap with a rubber mallet.

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