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

  • Published on Jan 17, 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.
    Flywheel I used:
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    Rear Main Seal:
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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  10 months ago +2206

    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 2 days ago

      "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 7 days ago

      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 25 days ago

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    • DavidsGuns
      DavidsGuns 2 months ago

      What about torque specs on transmission ??????????????????

    • Muhammadh Luqman
      Muhammadh Luqman 2 months ago

      Hey instead of grease and bread can we use wax from candle

  • Shelby Brewer
    Shelby Brewer 6 hours ago

    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 Day ago

    Obligatory thanks for the captions

  • James Richardson

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

  • Ahmet Ozgun
    Ahmet Ozgun 2 days ago

    what a clearly jop man

  • Colson Xu
    Colson Xu 2 days ago +1

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

  • OneOfKind Leo
    OneOfKind Leo 2 days ago

    "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  2 days ago

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

  • ArmyofTwo
    ArmyofTwo 2 days ago +1

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

  • Sana Raja
    Sana Raja 2 days ago

    chrix can you replace your throttle body of your mustang

  • Dakota Nieman
    Dakota Nieman 3 days ago

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

  • James Mcrory
    James Mcrory 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

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

  • Cozy Toob
    Cozy Toob 4 days ago

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

    Spongebob reference

  • Me Again
    Me Again 4 days ago +1

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    “It’s actually very simple”

  • James
    James 5 days ago

    Chris fix has such awesome videos

  • Elm Ross
    Elm Ross 5 days ago

    Wet newspaper works the same

  • Robb Flynn
    Robb Flynn 6 days ago +1

    very very good you obviously know your stuff, well done

  • Kissa samson
    Kissa samson 6 days ago +1

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

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  6 days ago +1

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

  • Alexis Cabrera
    Alexis Cabrera 6 days ago +1

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

  • AlEx Karanja
    AlEx Karanja 7 days ago +1

    Hey Chris Fix
    I would like you to explain how truck transmissions actually work (range change gearboxes)
    Thank you and great work

  • rondhole
    rondhole 7 days ago +1

    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 7 days ago +1

    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  7 days ago

      I used larger jack stands!

  • Vegiakumar Nagapan
    Vegiakumar Nagapan 9 days ago

    Replace front suspension

  • Revvin the 417
    Revvin the 417 9 days ago

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

  • Sam Phear
    Sam Phear 10 days ago +1

    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 11 days ago

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

  • groovydrew
    groovydrew 11 days ago

    Ford to Chris means Fix or repair daily (ford)

  • The One
    The One 12 days ago

    Anybody going to comment on the rotational mass concept? Lol

  • Rand0m Randy
    Rand0m Randy 12 days ago

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

  • michael Dunn
    michael Dunn 13 days ago

    twin turbo

  • Pentecostes Sigue Vivo

    Grease and bread 😂😂😂

  • Jon Carter
    Jon Carter 14 days ago

    Porque no esta en español ?

  • BeamingNG
    BeamingNG 14 days ago +1

    Never forget about the bread! when replacing the clutch.

  • Goran Svraka
    Goran Svraka 15 days ago

    Also do a quick video on what tools we should have and buy to do such work

  • Goran Svraka
    Goran Svraka 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    I love my abrasive side, abrasive side, abrasive side

  • Jack Mulligan
    Jack Mulligan 15 days ago

    Did anyone noticed the clutch looks different in the picture

  • Moreno Meloni
    Moreno Meloni 15 days ago

    Sei un grande !🛠

  • Robert M
    Robert M 15 days ago

    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.


    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 15 days ago

    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 15 days ago

    Next, we're just going to hammer the bread into the bearing.

    JOHN CHEMO 15 days ago

    SO YOU LIKE TO SPEND AN EXTRA DOLLAR FOR PREVENTATIVE MAINTAINANCE WHILE IT'S ALL don't care about the speedo sensor in the output shaft...of the just installed...o....k...! ...HADAFKHA!

  • Bryan Hernandez
    Bryan Hernandez 16 days ago

    So I replaced my clutch on my 2003 Subaru Forester. A stage 2 EXEDY clutch and after installing there is very minimal resistance when pushing it in. Why is there very little resistance?

  • Michael Sim
    Michael Sim 16 days ago

    Chris, I’m one of the new age millennials with a “gluten intolerance”. As when I’m in restaurants, I take any opportunity I can to mention it and seek attention, so I was just wondering - does your pilot bearing trick work with gluten free bread? as that’s all I can have in my cupboard

  • Mr BamBoozled
    Mr BamBoozled 16 days ago

    How much does it cost to do this yourself?

  • Laura Pfister
    Laura Pfister 16 days ago +1

    You, sir, are a hero.

  • nu sizudes
    nu sizudes 16 days ago +1

    can u do a replace turbo video?

  • Brian White
    Brian White 17 days ago +1

    this guy makes such nice videos, talking like things are so easy like he must be half assing everything but does a really nice job, too bad he doesn't have a video for every make/model and problem :)

  • Jeffrey Hodge
    Jeffrey Hodge 17 days ago

    Take a shot every time he says brake cleaner

  • Derek Nguyen
    Derek Nguyen 17 days ago +1

    can u do a in depth video on how to remove an transmission on an automatic trans?

    • Mertus
      Mertus 3 days ago

      Hey @ChrisFix , I removed my transmission because it was leaking oil (a bolt hit the bell housing and made a hole in the transmission lol). But inspecting my clutch, I noticed that my pressure plate has grooves in it, can't really re use it? Im 17 and I don't have many money to replace the whole clutch haha

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  16 days ago +1

      Thanks for the idea!

  • Ali-Irwin Pablo
    Ali-Irwin Pablo 17 days ago +1

    Yep, that settles it. I need bread in my toolbox.

  • Robert Tracy
    Robert Tracy 17 days ago

    I can not get enough of these how to videos..I'd even recommend it to family and friends..
    Keep up the great work chris.

  • GonnabeRACEING7 Plays Forza and more!

    I wonder why there are two mustangs

  • Jericho Sama
    Jericho Sama 18 days ago

    bolt hole sounds like butthole

  • Shantanu Inamdar
    Shantanu Inamdar 18 days ago +1

    Can I have a whole wheat bread, I need to change the old clutch of my car

  • PlstnPrince
    PlstnPrince 19 days ago

    ‘How to replace your clutch In 10 easy steps’
    *Removes entire drivetrain*

  • ZdrytchX -{Reference
    ZdrytchX -{Reference 19 days ago

    dude you just did a bit of basic mining engineering with that bread and grease shit