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My girlfriend has a 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.0 and it needs a new clutch, and she can't afford the labor to get it done.

The entire clutch kit is only $150, but with labor it's close to $1000.

I'm an LS1 Camaro owner, and I've done a good bit of work on cars in the past, but mostly older ones, all autos, and never on an import.

How feasible is it for me to buy the Chilton's for her car and change the clutch my self?
 

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well i did a clutch job on a ga16de motor which wasnt to difficult. I would recomend getting a repair manule and if you our mechanicaly inclined i would say go for it. Most everything is straight foward if you run into any special problems email me at [email protected] and ill see what i can do. I would say if she doesnt need the car for about a week just go at it. You can finish it faster than that but i say a week just in case you know. Eaither way good luck and i hope all goes well

Peace
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What's the most recomended book for the car, and are there any specialty tools needed ?
 

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Well when i did my clutch job i used the hayness repair manule as a refrence i would also try the chilton too. The haynes was OK it could have been better. I also used this site as a refrence too.
http://www.nissanperformancemag.com/september00/clutch.shtml

I really didnt have to use these that much do to fact that it was pretty much straight foward. As long as you a familure with the parts of a car how things go together then i would say your all set.

GOOD LUCK

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As always, one of the first places you should check is SE-R.net. Here's a link to clutch stuff there.
 

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BillyT said:
What's the most recomended book for the car, and are there any specialty tools needed ?
The defacto guide is the factory service manual, but they can be expensive ($50-$75) and are a bit hard to come buy at times.

No real special tools needed, except that air tools would make the job easier.

Aaron
 

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YO WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED, MY BOY CAN DO IT FOR ABOUT $150
 
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I'm in NJ right outside NYC.

Does anyone know a good place in my area?
 

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Sorry guy my boy lives in Miami, but I'm sure there are a
couple guys in that area that could hook you up!!!!!!
 
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So is there anyone from NJ/NY that can recommend a good place in my area?

I dont want her to end up taking it to "Abdulla's Exxon and Quickie Repairs" :D
 

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It's been a long time since I've had a clutch replaced on a car (my 200's an idiotmatic.../cry) but last time I had it done it was $500 for parts and labor. You sure they listed it for close to $1000 for both parts AND labor? Maybe they're trying to sneak something in on you for a little extra bucks on the side? Plus, it only took them a couple of hours to do it (was a 87 Escort GT Crapmobile, hehe).
 

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The www.se-r.net link to how to do a clutch job is no longer available. Ronald Chong's site has been down for quite some time now. I had a printed copy of his procedures and scanned it in as text, modified it some and posted it on my site. Here is a great resource for a clutch job on a SE-R. I used it to do my G20 clutch a few months ago. Only used the FSM for the torque specs, but you can get those out of Haynes or a Chiltons.

http://nismopc.tripod.com/clutch_job.htm

Enjoy! And print it off for future reference!

By the way, two of us worked on it. It was a our first time to replace a clutch and we did it in less than 8 hours. Approx. 6 hours if you don't include lunch and piss breaks.
 

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Two of us just took a tranny out of a '91 SE-R and fixed the disc (was put in backwards - not by me :D) and put it back in within 2 hours. this was Thrusday.

Took another hour or so to get all the bolts torqued down, all the intake back on, and then we replaced the plugs, wires, cap & rotor and fuel filter.

It's not that hard.
 

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I just installed a act extreme pressure plate with perfomance disk 4 weks ago and I love it. Doing the job my friend and I did it and had a haynes manual for torque specs. They way i look at it is just put it back in the way you take it out. Just remember to support the engine with another jack and removal of the crossmember is not necessary. The hardest part was actually removing the driver side axl and removing the pass side axl from hub. RUST and shit I think. Ended up just removing the trans with the driver side axl still on and removed it while I had the tranny on the ground. I would suggest to replace the axl seals too at the same time. pilot bearing looks hard to remove but it is just a matter of removing some bolts. SOme people freak out at the sight of it. Whole job took 6 hours with a case of beer and taking the flywheel to get resurfaced. if you need any help or have questions just email me. Good Luck!:)
 
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