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Q: clutch on 2001 Kia Rio

needing to change a clutch in this car need to no if i will have to pull the transaxle or if i can just seperate it from the motor
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According to the service manual, yes you do have to remove the transaxle assembly in order to replace the clutch. Be sure to replace the rear main engine oil seal as well because they leak and ruin the clutch friction material!

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