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

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  • 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): stms.pro/user/watch?v=al08aGQTkFk

    Thanks Advance Auto Parts for supporting the video.

    Flywheel I used: bit.ly/aap_flywheel
    Clutch kit I used: bit.ly/aap_clutch
    Rear Main Seal: bit.ly/aap_rear_main_seals

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Comments • 8 405

  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix   7 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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    Because Advance Auto helped out with the parts, if you order parts on their website you can get 25% off at checkout using the code "CLUTCH". I dont make any money off of that, it is all for you guys!

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    • Marco Natal
      Marco Natal  4 weeks back

      I give this video a thumbs up. 1K give it a thumbs down, a hater. whoever did probably broke and have no car.

    • Marco Natal
      Marco Natal  4 weeks back

      Thank you for the lesson here in New York City listening and learning

    • TheNotorious Qc
      TheNotorious Qc  1 months back

      U the man chris

    • Nelson Diaz
      Nelson Diaz  1 months back

      ...and you rocked it...

  • Aashish Bharadwaj
    Aashish Bharadwaj  3 hours back

    *pulls out slices of bread*

    • GrowthGuided
      GrowthGuided  3 hours back

      This video was awesome and so helpful !! Thank you

      • Gabriel Schiavon
        Gabriel Schiavon  10 hours back

        i got the bread now I just need a car

        • lizard wizard
          lizard wizard  1 days back

          i got a car for free that runs and now i will add racing seats and stuff when im 18

          • AnGryZaK
            AnGryZaK  2 days back

            When you said you can't have any play in the input shaft of the transmission, that isnt completely true. The input shaft is supposed to have some sort of play in it. If you really wanted too you could replace the input shaft bearing which is definitely cheaper than replacing the entire trans. Just for all the people out there who plan to change their clutch and see the input shaft have play in it... you dont need to replace or rebuild the entire trans. Its normal

            • Gandalf The white
              Gandalf The white  2 days back

              I tried waving a stick at mine.
              That didn't work.hopless stick So I'll just have to do what you did . Great vid 👍🏻👍🏻

              • Jose Cruz
                Jose Cruz  2 days back

                17:50 I just wanted him to connect the two flywheels teeth so they rotate together!

                • Brian Waller
                  Brian Waller  2 days back

                  Hey guys, ChrisFix here
                  Today we’re going to learn how to make a working car completely made out of bread.

                  • Mike Davis
                    Mike Davis  2 days back

                    Best video ever.

                    • John Doe
                      John Doe  2 days back

                      My man is the 🐐 he use bread and grease to take out a pilot bearing 💪🏿💯

                      • boang ka
                        boang ka  2 days back

                        Dude i really love the way you explained everything.


                        I wish can go there and to become as youe apprentice.

                        • Wave Crusher
                          Wave Crusher  3 days back

                          Instead of using bread, which breaks apart and makes the job much more messy, just use thin small strips of cloth. Same principal just less messy and much easier than smashing bread

                          • Szurovi Áron
                            Szurovi Áron  3 days back

                            I like this part so much 0:00

                            • Shredder2099 Hojk
                              Shredder2099 Hojk  3 days back

                              When will we get a face reveal like if u agree

                              • Alister Rebello
                                Alister Rebello  3 days back

                                Hey Chris, what's the process for a FWD car, is the the same or some minor differences, because of the no-drive shaft and front axle situation?

                                • supra6t9
                                  supra6t9  4 days back

                                  amazing vid!! gotta do all of this to my foxbody lol

                                  • James Haga
                                    James Haga  4 days back

                                    man you rock!

                                    • Nitza Ramirez
                                      Nitza Ramirez  6 days back

                                      What a great video .you made it look so simple..well done young man

                                      • Phenom Menon
                                        Phenom Menon  6 days back

                                        "hey guys, your transmission is bad? It's ok! I'll show you how to buy a new one!"

                                        • SAMPLE TEXT
                                          SAMPLE TEXT  6 days back

                                          Its weird chrisfix has the same year mustang as me same tools same jack and jack stands...weird

                                          • Panducation
                                            Panducation  7 days back

                                            These camera angles are perfect .

                                            • Colin Averill
                                              Colin Averill  1 weeks back

                                              Me: Hey Honey, I need to use your car to go to the store.

                                              Wife: Forget something from the parts store?

                                              Me: No, grocery store.

                                              Wife: ???

                                              Me: We're out of bread, and I really have to get this pilot bearing out or my car's going to be down all week.

                                              Wife: .....???!!!??!!

                                              Me: ChrisFix

                                              Wife: Ahhh.

                                              • C L
                                                C L  1 weeks back

                                                Dude, what a video 👏

                                                • Knowman b
                                                  Knowman b  1 weeks back

                                                  you may use peanut butter so you can eat instead of wasting

                                                  • Eric
                                                    Eric  1 weeks back

                                                    What did you do after lunch? That's a ton of work for a DIYer.

                                                    • Andrew Walcott
                                                      Andrew Walcott  1 weeks back

                                                      Man, this man is good. Thank you Chris I can do my thing a little but not so far and in depth. Love your videos respect.

                                                      • cat
                                                        cat  1 weeks back

                                                        *b r e a d*

                                                        • Xammed Kain
                                                          Xammed Kain  1 weeks back

                                                          I really should be sleeping.

                                                          • Reuben Nawoe Flomo Jr.
                                                            Reuben Nawoe Flomo Jr.  2 weeks back

                                                            Hi guys you really made my understanding about clutch very clear, thanks a lot.

                                                            • Nic Most
                                                              Nic Most  2 weeks back

                                                              I placed my bread next to my car. next moment it was gone and i saw my ducks disapearing in the background. now i'm scr3wed, i don't even have a car to go and buy some more bread!!!!

                                                              • Max Tp
                                                                Max Tp  2 weeks back

                                                                Chris: Never tighten down flywheel bolts with an impact gun cuz it can warp easily.
                                                                Andrew Camarata: hold my beer

                                                                • Brendo S
                                                                  Brendo S  2 weeks back

                                                                  Awesome! Super helpful, thank you!

                                                                  • Roi Marion Uy
                                                                    Roi Marion Uy  2 weeks back

                                                                    although I don't have a car, I always watch your videos good work chrisfix. I learned a lot of things.

                                                                    • Scott Farris
                                                                      Scott Farris  2 weeks back

                                                                      Still my favorite youtuber

                                                                      • Harold Poquiz
                                                                        Harold Poquiz  2 weeks back

                                                                        That moment when you find this and your car is already at the shop for an 800$ Labor job

                                                                        • gerald howard
                                                                          gerald howard  2 weeks back

                                                                          Your videos are Great!! I fix things on my car, however your videos give me the confidence to do more. Thanks keep going!!

                                                                          • Esteban Solano Rojas
                                                                            Esteban Solano Rojas  2 weeks back

                                                                            Hi, why my clutch pedal stay down when i bleed it? a need to put it in up position with my hand y start to bleed it again, but it still down position, after bleed it a few times. Thanks!!

                                                                            • Cimi Qazolli
                                                                              Cimi Qazolli  2 weeks back

                                                                              Nice friend bud
                                                                              very long video !

                                                                              • Grytis BUZILIAUSKAS
                                                                                Grytis BUZILIAUSKAS  2 weeks back

                                                                                replace DSG clutchs better

                                                                                • HaroldM814
                                                                                  HaroldM814  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Let's do it the right way 1st, which requires TONS of pressure... and then put a brand new one in and show the bootleg method. I want that Advance Auto money......

                                                                                  • Stuart Shogren
                                                                                    Stuart Shogren  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Holy cow man awesome video. You explain everything. 2 thumbs up

                                                                                    • Future_Pilot_Anish
                                                                                      Future_Pilot_Anish  2 weeks back

                                                                                      The comments on this video are hilariously funny. Everybody roasted and even trolled Chrisfix's style. Come on ladies and gentlemen, Chrisfix is editing the video for so long to help you guys out and also trying to make everything as cheap as possible. Hats off to Chrisfix for your work!!

                                                                                      • Reif Petrovicky
                                                                                        Reif Petrovicky  2 weeks back

                                                                                        11:53 this is what I did to your mom last night

                                                                                        • Bryan Chance
                                                                                          Bryan Chance  2 weeks back

                                                                                          You make it seem so easy!! Does anyone else feel the confidence to attempt this work after watcvhing this video? LOL I think I'll change the clutch and rear mainseal on my BMW 325i. :p Thanks you so much, great video! The camera work, close up view and your explaination is amazing. I'm learning so much from your videos. The grease and bread trick is brilliant!

                                                                                          • Alberto Lopez Chavez
                                                                                            Alberto Lopez Chavez  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Man when is the video coming how to supercharge your car 😃😃

                                                                                            • Richard Shaffer
                                                                                              Richard Shaffer  2 weeks back

                                                                                              You should also do clutch replacements on fwd cars that would be cool

                                                                                              • Mike Bemis
                                                                                                Mike Bemis  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Great video! I have a 95 GT that needs this done and will follow your steps! Where is that video of the speedometer fix you mentioned? My cars speedo does not work either and was hoping to find your video on how to fix!