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ATTN PDX: anyone have a clutch alignment tool?

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My engine is hanging on the cherry picker and can't go back in until I find one. I need the one for the EA81 clutch.

 

I have tried everywhere and the only place who has one in stock is NAPA, and you gotta buy the whole clutch kit:mad:

 

I don't believe you can just install the pressure plate hand tight and tighten the bolts through the starter hole due to the smaller clutch size. before I separated teh engine I tried and coulden't fit a socket in there, I might be wrong though.

 

So if anyone local has one I would be much obliged if I could borrow it for ten minutes.

 

 

thanks

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Nicky, just loosen up the pressure plate a bit, enough to move the clutch disc around with a bit of force, and use a screwdriver and your eyeballs to line it up. I've done this on numerous Subarus before I got my EA81 and EA82 alignment tools

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Yeah - I sugested that too.... can't hurt to try if it's on a picker right? Only if you can write off the time investement if you can't get it to work I suppose..... :rolleyes:

 

The splines are slightly beveled near the end, and I think it should work - the springs in the disc should afford it a small amount of play doing it this way....

 

GD

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I have one. I may be able to swing by and drop it off if I have time. The wife is about to go on vacation so I may be super busy. I will try to get back online in the morning to check on this thread if time permits.

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if you get time to swing by that would be rad,

 

I think I have it lined up pretty close, but I would like to make double sure, no sense pulling the engine twice.

call me @ the number in my first post, I will be home most of the day.

 

thanks Flow!

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Probably been said already, but...

My brother is my clutch aligning tool. (no, his not a tool. but he does a good job at being one.)

He uses a screw driver, and his eye. His done it 3 times for my EA81 and it always went straight on no probs. I have tried it a few times, but only got it right after the third try.

So anyhow, doing it by eye is completely possible. It does help if you have a engine hoist and engine leveler for it too.

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You really should give me a + board rating for that :rolleyes:. I told ya Baxter's had a whole shelf of em..... :headbang:

 

Man I love me sometimes :-p

 

GD

 

actually they had only one, hanging on a hook, and they were the only baxter that had em. The two others I called didn't.

 

but screw it, +1 anyway ;)

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Neato!

 

I meant a whole shelf of "alignment tools" - not specifically subaru. I remembered seeing them at the Baxter on 99 out my way. I just noticed it was cool they carried the tools without buying the whole kit.... so I figured they could probably get one in if they didn't stock our specific size.

 

I should still make the "high quality" alignment tool tho eh? Would be a neat conversation peice. hehe.

 

GD

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you should...

of course you will probably never use it, only the small 200mm clutches that you can't get through the starter hole.

maybe you could wear it on a chain, blinging.

 

 

for everyone saying "wtf is he talking about?" GD had the idea of taking an old pilot shaft off a blown tranny, boom, instant "heavy duty':rolleyes: metal clutch alingment tool.

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you should...

of course you will probably never use it, only the small 200mm clutches that you can't get through the starter hole.

maybe you could wear it on a chain, blinging.

 

 

for everyone saying "wtf is he talking about?" GD had the idea of taking an old pilot shaft off a blown tranny, boom, instant "heavy duty':rolleyes: metal clutch alingment tool.

 

I have one of those from a gen 1 tranny. I think its at my parent's house in Oregon though...

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