Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Replaced clutch, transmission will not tighten against engine, need advice.

asked by on

I replaced the clutch in my Tc but when I try to get transmission to tighten against engine there is about a 1/4 in gap, when I tightened bolts transverse axle won't move and cannot manually crank the engine. I thin the pilot(clutch alignment tool bearing) bearing is binding against the input shaft. An I supposed to remove bearing after installing new clutch?

My car has 80000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: You should replace the pilot bearing anytim...

You should replace the pilot bearing anytime the clutch is replaced. You should have aligned the clutch to the pilot bearing with an alignment tool. When aligning the clutch disc you need to make sure it is centered perfectly as best as you can before tightening the clutch pressure plate.

If you have the clutch out of alignment then the input shaft will not be able to go into the pilot bearing or bushing. Also, make sure you do not use too much lube other than a light coat. The transmission can then be installed. Good luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Modify 4 speed transmission to 6 speed.

Unfortunately, undertaking a procedure such as converting an existing 4 speed transmission to a 6 speed transmission would be a task that may exceed the cost of the car to undertake. As you may know, your transmission is a complex...

Q: Clutch chattering when car is hot

Hi there. Replacing the clutch only 20,000 miles ago, there shouldn't be issues already. Assuming, proper procedure was followed at the time of clutch replacement, ie; the flywheel was surfaced, the throw-out bearing sleeve properly lubricated, pressure plate bolts evenly...

Q: My car won't go faster than 70 mph

This is a common sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being supplied to the motor....

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.