Originally Posted by Brawl623
Thank you for all your responses and advice. I guess the best thing to do if I am going to open the clutch assembly up is to replace both the pilot and throwout the bearing, and get a new clutch kit as well, and also replace the slave cylinder. Now the decision of do I want to tackle the job myself, or have it done?? I'm hearing it is quite a major job...
Hi Brawl623 -
It is not very complicated, and does not require a lot of exceptional mechanical prowess.
I just did one for a friend in my garage this past fall.
It is a two day job if you take your time and do it right.
You need a blind bearing puller (available at Harbor Frieght) to remove the old pilot, a good selection of sockets and wrenches, a t15 torx driver, a cycle/atv lift or cheap trans jack (also harbor frieght) and some jack stands to lift the car up.
You also need a good torque wrench.
I have a lift, so it was a little easier to be able to raise the car up and lower it down when needed.
The C5 is a very straight forward car to work on.
I am working on a "how to" for C5 clutch R&R, but I am not done.
Also - the slave cyclinder and the throwout bearing are a one piece item.
Do plan on doing the pressure plate, flywheel, pilot bearing, slave/throwout and inspect the master cyclinder as well.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to shoot me a pm.
best regards -