View Full Version : Advice and Tips for a first clutch replacement

01-07-2011, 08:05 AM
Hey guys, I will be swapping out my clutch this Sunday.

I will be on vacation for the next two weeks, so time is not a problem.

I have a Bentley manual and a DIY write up.

I just need some advice from people who have already done it, I will be using the "drop the tranny" method and not by pulling the engine.

Also, confirmation on part numbers for: (dealership was not very helpful finding the part #s)

-Rear main seal ==> 06A-103-171-A
-transmission input shaft seal ==> ?????
-Rear output shaft seal ==> J1157-246991

01-07-2011, 08:15 AM
i just pulled my engine and tranny to do maintenance and new tranny and new clutch.... honestly it was pretty laid back and easy i wouldnt ever try to fight the tranny out the bottom on jack stands but thats just by opinion

01-07-2011, 08:21 AM
take your time. if you are doing the clutch change by yourself, it will be helpful to use a trans jack. it can be done if you take your time. i did mine by myself. was easier putting it back together than taking apart for me.

sorry dont know the part numbers off hand, but ECS has part numbers listed there. that might be of help for you

01-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Get ready to find some stuck driveshaft bolts, Especially where you are, you will be fighting bolts all the way through. But if you have the DIY and the Manual, then you should be ok.

Best regards,

01-07-2011, 08:40 AM
my drive shaft bolts were stuck pretty good waiting on my new ones to come in right now lol

01-07-2011, 09:04 AM
X2 about the transmission jack. It will make things so much easier. You can pick up a trans jack for the floor that is manual from Harbor Freight for $80.

01-07-2011, 11:18 AM
Rear Main Seal: 028103171B
Note: Your number was incorrect for an AEB. The number you listed was for 2001+ (AWM and later, 06A block).

Trans input shaft seal:016311113b or 016311113c
Note: You have to remove the throwout bearing's "guide sleeve" to get to the seal, so you should replace the sleeve's o-ring as well: N90354201

Rear Output Shaft Seal: 01A409400B

And shame on your dealer. This stuff is easy to look up for them.

01-07-2011, 01:36 PM
Thanks for all the advice guys, I am looking forward to a lot of stubborn bolts unfortunately. Good thing I have 2 weeks.
I'll make sure to source out a trans jack, its the only thing missing apart the seals.

Walky, thanks a bunch for the links and part #s.

I just need to resurface the fw

Audi Skate Snow
01-07-2011, 01:49 PM
dont order from ECS.... get your OEM seals/parts from mjmautohaus.com . Cheap and fast shipping.

01-07-2011, 03:55 PM
I live in canada, so i would probably get them in a week, i need them for monday.
Probably going to go to the dealer. sucks looking at ~$100 worth of seals lol

01-07-2011, 04:58 PM
I would have help you with this, i'm living not too far from you !!

01-07-2011, 05:49 PM
I would appreciate that. Experience is always good