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Old 04-30-2017, 08:56 PM   #25
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Member#: 78728
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Jim Chunk, PA
04 STi


Took the starter out. Needed the breaker bar for it!

Next up was the hex plug blocking the clutch fork shaft. My model used a 10 MM hex head for removal. Thankfully for christmas, my best friend bought me a hex / screwdriver socket set! Came out with a little breaker bar coaxing.

Time to get that input shaft out. After looking on the internet, it seems that this part tends to trip people up. Once the hex plug was out, I took out one of the 10 mm bolts from the top of the headlight and threaded it into the input shaft:

The headlight bolt comes with a washer. Using a pry bar, I put the blade of the pry bar against the washer, then braced the bar against the transmission and used it to wedge out the shaft.

I needed to move the bar several times, and eventually the bar wouldn't give me the leverage i needed so I just slowly tapped on the handle of the bar with the hammer and gently slid out the shaft.

Close up of the headlight 10 mm bolt in the shaft after it was removed:

Disconnected this guy:

And now I'm ready to get an engine hoist and gently work the motor out! Yay!

Thank you to everyone who contributes on these boards, you have made this much easier for me.
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