I've having a lot of trouble getting the splines of the transmission to mate with the clutch. Is there any tricks to make this easier? I've done this job before (on this Fiero, and on other cars) and never had much issue. It seems the new clutch I bought fits a bit "tighter" on the transmission input shaft.
I've made a couple alignment pins from bolts to help guide the transmission into place but still cannot get the two to mate.
the clutch centered with the plastic/dumbie inpit shaft?? did you check the clutch to make sure it slide onto the input shaft?? just because it was in a box with a part # for that app. doesn't mean it was the correct part..
I did what you suggested and lightly filed the splines on the clutch. It went together on the first try in literally less than 5 minutes.
Thanks for the tip!
For others, it helped a lot to make some guide pins out of M12 bolts. I cut the heads off with a band saw and threaded a couple into the engine, so when the transmission is being pushed into place, its not just hanging off of the clutch splines.