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Re: a new clutch for my 146 1.6
The easy way,
Remove battery and tray,
Remove left hand suspension and driveshaft.... complete, beware that gearbox oil will spill from the gearbox as the shaft leaves it.
Disconnect the selector linkage and dismount the Slave cylider from the gearbox,
Support engine, remove gearbox end (and earth strap) and rear engine mount (you may want to remove the exhaust from the mainfold to aid access),
Now loosen and remove the ring of bolts holding the gearbox onto the engine, the starter motor bolts are included in this, no need to undo it electrically, leave a couple of bolts in place to support the gearbox though,
Now jiggle the engine to give you room to slide out the gearbox past the subframe, the gearbox needs to be angled fowards and upwards slightly then slide it out and lower it to the floor, the right hand D/shaft will stay where it is as it's supported at the other end,
Using a flywheel locking tool (or large lever) hold the flywheel steady whilst you remove the 6 bolts holding the spring plate on, the thrust bearing simply clips off of the release lever.
Refit is simply the reversal of removal, don't forget to top up the g'box oil.