How to Replace a Clutch in Your Car
How to Replace a Clutch in Your Car


1, 2, 3, 4. Rev up your engines. It’s time for Scottykilmer.com. You’re driving down the road
and you step on the gas, and the tag goes
real high, but it doesn’t accelerate very fast. That means that your
clutch is slipping and it’s time for a new one. Assuming you’re driving
a standard transmission car, of course. Because if you’ve got an
automatic and it does that, that means your transmission
is breaking down and that’s bad news. So today I’m going to show how
to put a clutch in your car. Now the first thing
you want to do is jack the car up in the air
and put it on jack stands. Then take off the wheels
and remove the drive shafts. Take all the bolts off and
move it out of the way. There’s the drive shaft. But before you take the drive
shaft off, remove the drain bolt and get the fluid
out of the transmission, and drain it in a pan so it
doesn’t get all over the place. Then get a pry bar and go back
to the inside of the CV shaft and break it off. Then the drive shaft just
pulls out of the way. And, of course, remove the
drive shaft on the other side, because you have
to get both drive shafts off to get
the transmission out to put the clutch in. Then you have to remove
the clutch slave cylinder, take off the bolts, and
move it out of the way. And now we have to
unbolt all the bolts that hold the transmission
to the engine, including the starter bolts, and
get that out of the way. Just take them all
off, then take off the transmission mount. Then you get a large pry bar
and pry the transmission off. Then have a jack ready on the
bottom of the transmission and jack it up a little,
so when you pull it, the transmission
will sit on the jack. And there’s the clutch plate
inside the transmission. We’re going to unbolt these
bolts and take it off. You just take the six bolts
off, and then pry the plate off. Then pull the clutch pieces out. And here’s a mechanic’s tip. When you’re changing the
clutch, buy a clutch kit. It has all the parts you need
and the little alignment tool to get the clutch in right. Now before you put the clutch
back on the transmission, get some of the grease from the
kit and put it on the spline so it goes on smoothly. And there’s the spline. We’ll just put a
little grease on it. Just put it on the
spline and wipe it on so it goes on smoothly. Then put the clutch in on
the engine and bolt it up. And don’t forget to put the
new throw rod bearing in. It snaps on the end of the shaft
going into the transmission. Then get the alignment tool
and stick it into the clutch so that it’ll slide in better. Stick it right in the clutch
part so that it fits in snugly and tighten all the
bolts on the clutch. And now comes the hard part. You got to wiggle the
transmission to fit it on. It can be a real pain. Just start pushing and shoving
like mad until it fits on. Then tighten up all the
bolts on the bell housing, and don’t forget to
put the axles back on, or it won’t go anywhere. And last, but not least, don’t
forget to pump the gearbox oil back into the transmission. Pump it until it starts
coming out of the hole you fill it up with. Then put on the wheels
and take it for a spin. So now you know how to
change a clutch in a car. And remember, if you’ve
got any car questions, just visit Scottykilmer.com.

100 thoughts on “How to Replace a Clutch in Your Car”

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  2. Slip Å Slit says:

    Are you dead now?

  3. Marvin Mothersille says:

    Hey Scotty my 2000 suzuki baleno wont go into third gear. what can i do?

  4. B town says:

    Hi Scott my name is Nick I'm one of your subscribers I watch a lot of your videos and I was just wondering about the clutch replacement video that you have I have a 2000 Mercury Cougar it's front-wheel drive and I need to replace the clutch I have the parts do you have a video on removing a front wheel drive clutch

  5. June Valdoz says:

    Hey scotty thanks a lot vey informative…. May a ask what is a best setting of clutch before it was engage.. 1/4.. 1/2.. 3/4 from the floor

  6. teo goulas says:

    I learn this in 4 min?? Wtf???

  7. EAEM says:

    Did he just re-use the old gearbox fluid? Ummm

  8. Eric Stoneberger says:

    this channel scares me.

  9. Bogdan Isari says:

    Best to go at the mecanic

  10. Johnny Yum says:

    That's a pain with manual trans. is clutches. Not cheap either unless You do it Yourself.

  11. V82MP says:

    Utter garbage…. No clutch change is universal.

    Most clutch changes require either dropping the sub frame and or releasing the engine from its mounts and sliding it forward whilst supported by a rig.

    This is suitable for this pickup but to claim its universal is a joke and attempt to follow this at your peril because the cost to call out a mechanic to your car in bits on your drive will 100% be Sky high!

  12. Chito Lopez says:

    Doing a clutch job on a 2009 Mini Cooper

  13. Sadboy cali says:

    Those jack stands don't look safe 0.0

  14. Larrlos says:

    What about the pilot bearing? Those can be a pain sometimes.

  15. Colin Bluett says:

    Yes it is a big job, but break it down into smaller stages, maybe take photos so you don't screw up, lay everything out, take your time, it's no 4 minute job!

  16. Erick Sum says:

    This video was great.. do you have any videos of a clutch replacement from a Rwd small pick up?

  17. Zizzu Moha says:

    do you have to remove the gearbox completely out of the car??

  18. Dukun MOBIL says:

    It's so fast videos, sir…

  19. jeff okello says:

    Scotty has really changed for the past 8 yrs

  20. Jimmy Marin says:

    Very Nice

  21. lamxung5000 says:

    Looks painful, should I do it in an apartment's parking lot or let a shop do it for me?

  22. Kelvynn Lee says:

    0:49 wtf

  23. LDL 88 says:

    Do you have a video for a 94 subaru justy gl on changing the clutch kit?

  24. ScotDoc says:

    He’s the man! Nice one again Scotty 👍🏻

  25. Trevor Antram says:

    How to replace transmission?

  26. RockaBilly says:

    Hmm the steps are a bit different in my Saab since it has a longitudinal engine with the clutch in the front

  27. Thomas Boyd says:

    Yup! I'm taking it to a mechanic.

  28. John Smith says:

    The surface of the flywheel will have just as much wear as the surface of the pressure plate. You should have removed the flywheel and had it resurfaced at a machine shop. Why didn't you have the flywheel resurfaced? You also need to check the pilot bearing and replace it too if it is worn.

  29. steve williams says:

    this is Scotty's best intro music/video.

  30. Christopher Ryan says:

    Wasn't prepared for the square glasses

  31. Skitungen says:

    Chrisfix's video is 100 times better.

  32. DangleDuck says:

    Those stands don’t look safe at 0:49 !

  33. Juan Marcos marquez says:

    you make it look so easy 😅😅

  34. KneeBenderservant says:

    Omg go see a mechanic

  35. clintblackx says:

    No problem! It's THAT easy! Why take my 2007 Toyota Yaris to the shop when I can replace the clutch myself in just a few easy steps???

  36. Onibyron says:

    SO THAT'S HOW IS EYES LOOK LIKE! 1:48.

  37. Arianne J says:

    If something goes wrong with your car, watch Scotty's videos…it will give you hope.

  38. Michael Valone says:

    Hey Scotty, What does this service usually cost a car owner if he takes it to a shop?

  39. Brian Moore says:

    I did this myself on my 2009 Mazda. I don't think there's anyway this job could be done correctly without using a good lift. There are a lot of bolts that are almost completely inaccessible and you need room to maneuver. If you're looking to DIY this, rent a lift. Doing it on the ground pure insanity.

  40. The Rickest Rick says:

    Straight to the point. No bullshit. I like it.

    I was also in the 101st 👍

  41. Vance Corsey says:

    Oh yeah… Piece of cake 😨

  42. Sadboy cali says:

    Can I use the same method on a 2000 Toyota corolla?

  43. Giovani Guevara says:

    I wish this was a easy job 😩😩

  44. Seven Day says:

    can you show me how to put a clutch and pressure plate in a 1994 Toyota Corolla 1. 6 L

  45. Gerardo Esteban says:

    Damn! Scotty you made and looks so easy…thanks for sharing…

  46. just the tip? band says:

    i blew out a clutch once n had to drive it a 20 minute drive to fix it. it took me hours! could only do about 20mph tops😂$100 dollar part but $500-$1000 at a garage.😩 this is priceless!🍻

  47. rolando blontes says:

    i wouldn't let him touch my car lol

  48. theprodigy88888 says:

    Great tutorial. Some car fixings doesnt need to lengthy. Good job Scott!

  49. Bryan perez says:

    How much does a mechanic charge for this?

  50. Christian says:

    So this obviously takes 4 minutes and 3 seconds to do. Nice!

  51. David Griffiths says:

    Just another repair! I’d have someone on standby for that who had done one before, I know you have to lift the engine a few inches on a vw engine. All the same if it’s old you might as well take a chance. I did a timing belt/pumpearly in my amateur mechanic career, I reasoned if I trash the engine I haven’t lost much the van only cost 900 €. It was fiddly but I got it all lined up ok going carefully and gained in confidence. I think I would do it with thorough preparation, it kind of doesn’t make sense to run old vans if you won’t take a chance on doing repairs. Scotty the great can do man👍

  52. George Haddad says:

    Does the gearbox oil come as standard in the clutch kit?

  53. ALKEN says:

    Thanks John Lennon.

  54. dmenace96 says:

    Uhhhhh….should I mention resurfacing the flywheel?

  55. Ahmed Abdul-Rahman says:

    My pint of view clutch replacement should have more explanation scotty.Thanks

  56. Tito Vegas says:

    What if my clutch was n good condition but always had trouble with the 3rd gear , would grind sometimes and now the clutch went out of no where when I was putting it n 3rd . Do I replace the clutch or is this another problem with this 3rd gear? Help me out Scotty

  57. Fernando migjorres says:

    Finally someone has properly explained and presented how to do that job! I appreciate it! Thank you, Mister… What Mister, Master 😉

  58. Marshal General says:

    3:52 you scared me scotty

  59. Diesel Techie says:

    Scotty I'm sure you had a totally clean pan you kept free of every speck of dirt to reuse that gear oil. Wouldn't it be best to tell everyone else to refill the transmission with new clean fluid specified in the owner's manual? Unless we have some centrifuge oil filtration system it's often said dirt during rebuilds is the parasite of transmission life.

  60. Mr V says:

    3:50 not really?

  61. Quinn Hunt says:

    Next Scotty video, "how to rebuild your engine and transmission" (two and a half minutes long)

  62. Kenny Martin says:

    Lol 2 hours work u make it look simple

  63. Kenny Martin says:

    Hey u dont have to tork the bolts lol

  64. Kadis O. Segad says:

    How did you get the 6 bolts off without the transmission All the way off??

  65. Jay DiBernardo says:

    I'd totally screw this up. So badly I would be embarrassed to take it to a mechanic.

  66. TheNumberOne Page says:

    So I can change my clutch in 4 minutes? cool

  67. Giuseppe Simonetti says:

    Oh dam you were 101st airborne?

  68. Tormentr Malphus says:

    I love you

  69. darrell obeng says:

    how do you do chang a clutch on a 2006 vw jetta 2.5L with using any special tools other than your basic tools and a car jack?

  70. Devin Ferreira says:

    Thanks Scotty

  71. NICOULO IMANUEL ARUGAY says:

    Learned a lot again from another great video. Sir Scotty may I ask when should you change the water from the car's radiator? Thanks!

  72. Hambone says:

    lol. 13 – Common Sense

    I think the hardest part is having all the necessary tools.

  73. Katrina Kay says:

    Hey Scotty, great video by the way on how to change a clutch, does this video apply the same principles to, if it is a rear clutch i want to change on a diesel Mitsubishi ute 2011, 2 wheel drive. From Katrina.

  74. Mr. Jo says:

    Jesus Christ I cringed so hard when he dropped the car at the end

  75. HappyPants says:

    Scotty Kilmer is soo awesome!

  76. Yuliyan Katrandzhiev says:

    Scotty Kilmer have to do another video with better explanation alignment the clutch this video is very short and apparently you can't see something.

  77. rg-guitarrista-cristiano says:

    Awesome Thank you!

  78. Dhiego Gustavo Rodrigues Silva says:

    ur the best!

  79. Nigel FORD says:

    no mention of pilot bearing replacement…. while you're in there DO IT!

  80. Nando Gomez says:

    Where's the man behind the curtain, by the way he dropped that car, I don't think he was the one doing the work haha

  81. francis begbie says:

    My car is now in pieces off to catch the bus

  82. ZIEGLER MONSTER says:

    hahahaha man .. hahahah you're the man. I like watching you do this.. That's as far as it's going bro

  83. awesomeluis says:

    How to change your clutch in just over 4 minutes. Lol.

  84. Paul's Reviews says:

    That is why a new clutch in a small car is £320. UK pounds not dollars.

  85. Luke Gonzalez says:

    I love this guy haha

  86. Bill Dougan says:

    I must have missed the part about the 'pilot bearing'. 🔨

  87. austin randall says:

    Did I miss a step? My cock is stuck in the blender.

  88. Jeff The Killer says:

    when i accelerate the car the acceleation is on high but the car pickup very slow so thats the problem?

  89. Mustafa Wanq says:

    *SLAMS CAR BACK DOWN ON TO THE FLOOR AFTER FOUR MINUTES*
    'And that's how you change a clutch!'
    Scotty is hilarious sometimes.

  90. Kaleb Kamradt says:

    Scotty I been using ur vids for 5 years now but this is the most intense one i don't have the tools required u think u can help me out

  91. Juan D says:

    You made it look so easy but is hard af

  92. Sam Boy 242 says:

    Hey am from the Bahamas I have a problem with my Suzuki swift 2008 gear box its damage i cant fine a replacement so my friend had a whole car the problem is his car is a 2006 Suzuki swift sport my question to you is would that gear box work in my car I really dont want to take it out and it dont fit also it's a Japanese type

  93. Stephan Martinez says:

    First video I’ve seen his eyes

  94. Mazarita Village says:

    Customer: My clutch is worn out
    Me: It is easy
    Customer: how?
    Me: According to Scotty's 4 min fix.. lol

  95. Jack R says:

    The wonderful thing about Scotty’s videos is that even though this one came out in 2010, his format has literally not changed at all in 10 years 😂

  96. Cutting Edge says:

    I think this is probably out of most people's scope!

  97. Jonathan Mclaurin says:

    I do have a automatic, what do you recommend I do.

  98. Kris says:

    The more I watch the more I feel like tackling it myself.

  99. cuvame says:

    How about the primary cluth part scotty?? The one with the fluid under the hood

  100. Jasmine Young says:

    Damn your awesome come help me fix mines lol your so fast

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