How to Replace a Clutch in your Car or Truck (Full DIY Guide)

  • Published: 17 January 2019
  • Learn how to replace a clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, throw out bearing (aka release bearing), pilot bearing and rear main seal in this video!

    My clutch was fine but my throwout bearing was bad so I decided to show how to replace all of the wear items while the transmission was off. This includes replacing the pilot bearing which the transmission input shaft goes into, the throwout bearing which engages the pressure plate via the clutch fork, the flywheel which I upgraded to an aluminum light weight flywheel, and finally the rear main seal because that is a common wear item which causes oil leaks in higher mileage motors. With the transmission out, it is worth it to replace all of these parts now instead of having to do this all over again. Most clutch kits come with the throwout bearing and pilot bearing so you just need to buy a rear main seal.

    How to Replace a Transmission (Full DIY Guide):

    Thanks Advance Auto Parts for supporting the video.

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    Rear Main Seal:

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Comments • 8 917

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   11 months back

    I set out to create the most in-depth clutch replacement video in the world! Hopefully the video was helpful!

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    • JP Castillo
      JP Castillo  4 days back

      Awesome. Absolutely brilliant. Great job. Too much to learn but very helpful at the end of the day.

    • Tiel Hood Aguas Aguas
      Tiel Hood Aguas Aguas  3 weeks back

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    • DavidsGuns
      DavidsGuns  2 months back

      What about torque specs on transmission ??????????????????

    • Muhammadh Luqman
      Muhammadh Luqman  3 months back

      Hey instead of grease and bread can we use wax from candle

    • Robert T Liana
      Robert T Liana  3 months back

      1 mistake. Maybe you didn't put it in your video but, you have to, repeat, have to lubricate the lip on the seal with a light grease. If you don't ,as soon as you start that engine. kiss that seal goodbye. You just cooked that seal lip and it will die prematurely. This goes for any seal replacement.Good video, though. Thx

  • James Mcrory
    James Mcrory  4 hours back

    That is not simple for a DIY-ER:) I would rather pay a professional to do it :) least then it’s all done correctly

    • Zato
      Zato  5 hours back

      Very thorough and very simple to follow. Awesome job!!

      • Cozy Toob
        Cozy Toob  22 hours back

        11:36 oh no... ive seen this before

        Spongebob reference

      • Me Again
        Me Again  22 hours back

        But what if I'm in Alabama and it snows 1/8" and I can't find any bread anywhere? O.o

        • Dmitry Dzhemilev
          Dmitry Dzhemilev  1 days back

          2011 crysler town and country turns over but won't start I wrred on forums fuel pump bad and TIPM

          • Mahesh M V U
            Mahesh M V U  1 days back

            “It’s actually very simple”

            • James
              James  2 days back

              Chris fix has such awesome videos

              • Elm Ross
                Elm Ross  2 days back

                Wet newspaper works the same

                • Robb Flynn
                  Robb Flynn  3 days back

                  very very good you obviously know your stuff, well done

                • Kissa samson
                  Kissa samson  3 days back

                  Chris where do you learn all these things? How could someone think of bread and grease?

                  • ChrisFix
                    ChrisFix   3 days back

                    You pick stuff up when you work on cars a lot!

                • Alexis Cabrera
                  Alexis Cabrera  3 days back

                  i though he was messing around when he said he was going to use the bread method

                • AlEx Karanja
                  AlEx Karanja  4 days back

                  Hey Chris Fix
                  I would like you to explain how truck transmissions actually work (range change gearboxes)
                  Thank you and great work

                • rondhole
                  rondhole  4 days back

                  Thanks ChrisFix. I am glad I always get Toyota or Mazda Automatic Transmission that never need clutch replacement. I also hate dual clutch automatic in Ford Focus, or DSG in VW that keeps failing.

                  • Javytls
                    Javytls  4 days back

                    Bruh, how do you have that much room under the car with just I barely have room to move my breaker bars far enough

                    • ChrisFix
                      ChrisFix   4 days back

                      I used larger jack stands!

                  • Vegiakumar Nagapan
                    Vegiakumar Nagapan  6 days back

                    Replace front suspension

                    • Revvin the 417
                      Revvin the 417  6 days back

                      Loved the video... hated looking at a mustang for so long.

                      • Sam Phear
                        Sam Phear  1 weeks back

                        I wish that you can do all of theses thing on a Honda cr-v 2004 ti manual transmission becuse you explain so well and clear. Very nice and good job!

                      • Jeran Rafanan
                        Jeran Rafanan  1 weeks back

                        Who’s that mustang in the background in the right 2:12

                        • groovydrew
                          groovydrew  1 weeks back

                          Ford to Chris means Fix or repair daily (ford)

                          • The One
                            The One  1 weeks back

                            Anybody going to comment on the rotational mass concept? Lol

                            • Rand0m Randy
                              Rand0m Randy  1 weeks back

                              Shady restaurants after this vid
                              New dish: greasy bread with grilled pilot bearing and sautéed pressure plate

                              • michael Dunn
                                michael Dunn  1 weeks back

                                twin turbo

                                • Pentecostes Sigue Vivo
                                  Pentecostes Sigue Vivo  2 weeks back

                                  Grease and bread 😂😂😂

                                  • Jon Carter
                                    Jon Carter  2 weeks back

                                    Porque no esta en español ?

                                    • BeamingNG
                                      BeamingNG  2 weeks back

                                      Never forget about the bread! when replacing the clutch.

                                      • Goran Svraka
                                        Goran Svraka  2 weeks back

                                        Also do a quick video on what tools we should have and buy to do such work

                                        • Goran Svraka
                                          Goran Svraka  2 weeks back

                                          Man that was awesome. Doesn't seem too hard just gotta have the right tools first. I can change car engine oil and filter hopefully this adds to my knowledge.

                                          Do you have any engine swap videos? Or turbocharging a car?

                                          • Darien Jimenez
                                            Darien Jimenez  2 weeks back

                                            I love my abrasive side, abrasive side, abrasive side


                                            • Jack Mulligan
                                              Jack Mulligan  2 weeks back

                                              Did anyone noticed the clutch looks different in the picture

                                            • Moreno Meloni
                                              Moreno Meloni  2 weeks back

                                              Sei un grande !🛠

                                              • Robert M
                                                Robert M  2 weeks back

                                                I used to own a similar Mustang, and one thing I was told was to lift the clutch pedal by hand once in a while. Apparently this helps prevent excessive wear on the clutch cable.

                                                • HARINDRANATH T.J JAYAPRADEEP

                                                  If the throw out bearing continuously touches the pressure plate the bearing will worn out,so can you give me a explanation on that

                                                  • Raxis
                                                    Raxis  2 weeks back

                                                    you dont want the throwout bearing in contact with the pressure plate when adjusting the cable, you want to run it in till it is, then back it off a mm or 2 so the throwout bearing is not in contact all the time, keeps the bearing good for decades instead of a decade

                                                    • Unixsystem
                                                      Unixsystem  2 weeks back

                                                      Next, we're just going to hammer the bread into the bearing.

                                                    • JOHN CHEMO
                                                      JOHN CHEMO  2 weeks back

                                                      SO YOU LIKE TO SPEND AN EXTRA DOLLAR FOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTAINANCE WHILE IT'S ALL don't care about the speedo sensor in the output shaft...of the just installed...o....k...! ...HADAFKHA!

                                                      • Bryan Hernandez
                                                        Bryan Hernandez  2 weeks back

                                                        So I replaced my clutch on my 2003 Subaru Forester. A stage 2 EXEDY clutch and after installing there is very minimal resistance when pushing it in. Why is there very little resistance?

                                                        • Michael Sim
                                                          Michael Sim  2 weeks back

                                                          Chris, I’m one of the new age millennials with a “gluten intolerance”. As when I’m in restaurants, I take any opportunity I can to mention it and seek attention, so I was just wondering - does your pilot bearing trick work with gluten free bread? as that’s all I can have in my cupboard

                                                          • Mr BamBoozled
                                                            Mr BamBoozled  2 weeks back

                                                            How much does it cost to do this yourself?

                                                            • Laura Pfister
                                                              Laura Pfister  2 weeks back

                                                              You, sir, are a hero.

                                                            • nu sizudes
                                                              nu sizudes  2 weeks back

                                                              can u do a replace turbo video?

                                                              • ChrisFix
                                                                ChrisFix   2 weeks back

                                                                I have one coming up!

                                                            • Brian White
                                                              Brian White  2 weeks back

                                                              this guy makes such nice videos, talking like things are so easy like he must be half assing everything but does a really nice job, too bad he doesn't have a video for every make/model and problem :)

                                                              • Jeffrey Hodge
                                                                Jeffrey Hodge  2 weeks back

                                                                Take a shot every time he says brake cleaner

                                                                • Derek Nguyen
                                                                  Derek Nguyen  2 weeks back

                                                                  can u do a in depth video on how to remove an transmission on an automatic trans?

                                                                • Ali-Irwin Pablo
                                                                  Ali-Irwin Pablo  2 weeks back

                                                                  Yep, that settles it. I need bread in my toolbox.

                                                                • Robert Tracy
                                                                  Robert Tracy  2 weeks back

                                                                  I can not get enough of these how to videos..I'd even recommend it to family and friends..
                                                                  Keep up the great work chris.

                                                                  • GonnabeRACEING7 Plays Forza and more!

                                                                    I wonder why there are two mustangs

                                                                    • Jericho Sama
                                                                      Jericho Sama  2 weeks back

                                                                      bolt hole sounds like butthole