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S60 clutch replacement.

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S60 clutch replacement.

Post by b_sandoval » Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:51 am

Hello to everybody,

Im in a rough economic situation and I really need to fix my v60 that the mechanic told me has a clutch problems, I did not have the $$$ to pay him for him to do the job an also pay for the parts, so I have to choice other than do it my self.

If you have any knowledge in how to replace this part and/or have the instructions how to do it please share your information with me I will really appreciate.

I don't know if i have to pull the whole transmission or is a way to just pull the clutch?

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Re: S60 clutch replacement.

Post by abscate » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:31 am

Transmission has to come out. You will need working space, jack, jack stands, tools of course.

The clutch parts on this car arent cheap - and don't forget to do the rear main seal on the engine while you have the transmission out.

I haven't done an S60 clutch - did you look in the VRD?
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Re: S60 clutch replacement.

Post by tryingbe » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:07 am

b_sandoval wrote:I don't know if i have to pull the whole transmission or is a way to just pull the clutch?

Stop. Judging from this sentence I have a huge suspicion you have no idea what you're getting yourself into. Plus, I'm getting the vibe that you do not have all the necessary tools, skill, time, knowledge, & know how to do this job. If you do attempt this, you will be out of thousands of dollar and probably still doesn't have a working car at the end. Clutch change is one of the biggest job a home mechanic can take on, next to engine replacement. I would strongly suggest you get a loan to pay a mechanic or sell it as-is.

Clutch is between the engine and transmission. For me, doing the job with an engine hoist but no car lift, I find it easier to have both the engine and trans out as one piece and change the flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, real main seal, throw out bearing, slave cylinder, input shaft seal for the transmission outside the car, then rejoin the trans and engine before putting them back to the car. Your car came with a dual mass flywheel. It is a one time use flywheel, it can not be machine, and it will not last another cycle. It has to be changed and itself is $600-$800.


Then, you'll have to buy clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing/salve cylinder. That is another $300-$400.

Then, you'll have to get the rear main seal from Volvo only. Another $30.

Also new flywheel bolts, that's $40-$80 depends on where you get them.

Here's an example from my 850 in the process of changing the clutch.

Here is an example of throw out bearing/slave cylinder installed, flywheel installed, then clutch installed from my S70 that been converted to single mass flywheel.

Ask to your mechanic get the quote with a single mass flywheel conversion kit, that will save you few $400. Single mass flywheel conversion kit. https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo- ... leo-845078
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Re: S60 clutch replacement.

Post by kcodyjr » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:19 am

+1, if you have to ask these questions, you don't want to get into it, at least not under the gun like this.

People who do this job themselves have tools, some degree of developed skills, and time. You're going to spend more getting equipped than you'd save.

+1 that your best move is to seek financing to have a local indy do the job. A clutch isn't a reason, by itself, to give up on a car.
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