Titch, the Younger Mrs S's Cinquecento decided to pack up his clutch yesterday.. just a few weeks before I was (probably
) going to change it anyway... since it's been making a whirring noise and operation has been a bit vague for a while now.
So, I have a new clutch kit and the Cinq' is a good place to try changing a clutch myself for the first time (better than learning on the v6, anyway!
What's involved really? I imagine I'll have to take the wheel off and disconnect the clutch cable....
The tricky bit is what comes next?
I know that the gearbox has got to be separated from the crankcase..
but what's involved in all that? Do I have to just unbolt it and pull it away to get at the clutch or will it start getting complicated (having to remove driveshafts and gear linkages etc.?
I'll probably be able to work out what needs to come undone as I do the job.. but my fear is getting so far and then getting stuck because I don't have a special tool, or a gasket or something.
Any quick summary or gotchas would be helpful.. ta.