Single Mass Flywheel and Clutch Replacement

tdihopeful

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03 2dr 5sp Golf
I ordered a Sachs Single Mass and Clutch. I know I need two special tools including a Clutch Centering tool and A Flywheel locking tool. Questioning the Clutch Centering tool choice as I read that the specific tool can vary with specific clutch type, brand etc. Is this correct or can I use any or a universal tool? Any links to a tool known to work with the Sachs stage 1? would be cool or if I can pick one up at say AutoZone that would be great. Thanks
 

oilhammer

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outside St Louis, MO
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There are just too many to list....
If you got a kit, it will come with an alignment tool. They typically do. There are universal ones, with interchangeable cones, that also will work. I have one of those, and while not as nice as the little plastic jobs the kits come with, it will get the job done.

I also have the flywheel lock tool, as well as a universal counterhold tool. You can also make something with a bolt, nut, and a screwdriver if need be.
 

tdihopeful

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03 2dr 5sp Golf
I'll see if it comes with the alignment tool. If not AutoZone, O'Reilly's, Advanced etc. or online. As far as the universal counter-hold tool I am not familiar with is this a universal flywheel locking tool?
 

PakProtector

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The +90 degrees is a right PITA if one of your paws is doing counter hold tool duty... :)
cheers,
Douglas
 
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