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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  • 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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    • OneOfKind Leo
      OneOfKind Leo  4 days back

      "Chris Fix" Cut the Video, I need my Stand In Actor, To break this bolt" Ok Time in …"LOL" You cant fool us all Mr. Fix

    • JP Castillo
      JP Castillo  1 weeks 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  4 weeks back

      @Amazon Sk W1000000.1291991ㅐㄴㅂ

    • 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

  • Gašper Ajdnik
    Gašper Ajdnik  5 hours back

    I allvais learn samting new obout cars. Tanks to crishfix 👍☺️

    • Mr. Aldrich
      Mr. Aldrich  12 hours back

      This troll says subscribe to Mr.Aldrich and remember this is a Gearbox not a transmission...

      • contreras lencho
        contreras lencho  14 hours back

        MY HERO !!!!!!!!!!

        • bobby vini
          bobby vini  22 hours back

          Can you make a videos about rebuilding engine would be awesome to watch😎

          • Shelby Brewer
            Shelby Brewer  2 days back

            Oh only if I watched this when I redid mine I tried to grab my flywheel expecting it to be as heavy as a flexplate and I dropped it and when it dropped it caught my fingers and crushed them to the ground with a nice little bounce and landed back on my fingers the pressure from it popped the tips of my fingers like balloons and swelled them up I have definitely had better days

          • Benjamin Chen
            Benjamin Chen  3 days back

            Obligatory thanks for the captions

            • James Richardson
              James Richardson  3 days back

              Never thought I’d have a tool with an expiration date on it!

              • Ahmet Ozgun
                Ahmet Ozgun  4 days back

                what a clearly jop man

                • Colson Xu
                  Colson Xu  4 days back

                  Next video: how to install new engine with a banana.

                • OneOfKind Leo
                  OneOfKind Leo  4 days back

                  "Chris Fix" Cut the Video, I need my Stand In Actor, To break this bolt" Ok Time in …"LOL" You cant fool us all Mr. Fix

                  • ChrisFix
                    ChrisFix   4 days back

                    lol I hope you are kidding around. I wish I was on the level to have a "stand in actor"

                • ArmyofTwo
                  ArmyofTwo  4 days back

                  Congrats with all the new parts you've replaced you're now driving a 2019 mustang :)

                  • Sana Raja
                    Sana Raja  4 days back

                    chrix can you replace your throttle body of your mustang

                    • Dakota Nieman
                      Dakota Nieman  5 days back

                      I bet the auto parts store love him bc of how much he spends there!

                      • James Mcrory
                        James Mcrory  5 days 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 days back

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

                          • Cozy Toob
                            Cozy Toob  6 days back

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

                            Spongebob reference

                          • Me Again
                            Me Again  6 days 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  6 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  6 days back

                                “It’s actually very simple”

                                • James
                                  James  7 days back

                                  Chris fix has such awesome videos

                                  • Elm Ross
                                    Elm Ross  7 days back

                                    Wet newspaper works the same

                                    • Robb Flynn
                                      Robb Flynn  1 weeks back

                                      very very good you obviously know your stuff, well done

                                    • Kissa samson
                                      Kissa samson  1 weeks back

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

                                      • ChrisFix
                                        ChrisFix   1 weeks back

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

                                    • Alexis Cabrera
                                      Alexis Cabrera  1 weeks back

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

                                    • AlEx Karanja
                                      AlEx Karanja  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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   1 weeks back

                                          I used larger jack stands!

                                      • Vegiakumar Nagapan
                                        Vegiakumar Nagapan  2 weeks back

                                        Replace front suspension

                                        • Revvin the 417
                                          Revvin the 417  2 weeks back

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

                                          • Sam Phear
                                            Sam Phear  2 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  2 weeks back

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

                                            • groovydrew
                                              groovydrew  2 weeks back

                                              Ford to Chris means Fix or repair daily (ford)

                                              • The One
                                                The One  2 weeks back

                                                Anybody going to comment on the rotational mass concept? Lol

                                                • Rand0m Randy
                                                  Rand0m Randy  2 weeks back

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

                                                  • michael Dunn
                                                    michael Dunn  2 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.