Replacing Thrust Washers?

Old 03-16-2019, 10:22 PM
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Hey guys, quick question regarding the first K series motor i have ever owned.

I am now very certain that the thrust washers/bearings in my motor are very worn, as first of all the car stalls, or comes very close to stalling, whenever the clutch is depressed quickly.
Secondly, as the clutch pedal is depressed i can see the crank pulley moving axially. As i would like to get a few more miles out of this motor (K20Z) i would prefer to change the bearings before i swap it.
My question is, has anyone replaced the thrust washers without pulling the motor? I am very mechanically inclined, but this is my first time working on this series of motor. Is it possible to pull the pan and girdle, and swap the thrust washers?
Any insight is greatly appreciated!
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It isn't easy to do that repair in the car... but it can be done. Good luck.
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Old 03-19-2019, 11:20 AM
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Having done this many times with engines out of the car, I would like to think that this would be a nightmare to do with the engine still in the car. Haven't attempted it in the car so not sure, but you're braver than I if you choose to do it. Someone that has done it would probably be of more help here.
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