REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the transmission.
- On Integra, remove the release shaft retaining bolt and remove the release shaft and release bearing assembly.
- Remove the slave cylinder with the hydraulic hose still connected. Remove the boot from the clutch case and remove the release fork with bearing.
- Matchmark the flywheel and pressure plate for easy reassembly. Remove the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts in a criss-cross pattern 2 turns at a time to prevent warping the plate.
- Inspect the flywheel for scoring and wear. Use a dial indicator to make sure it is flat and reface or replace, as necessary.
Reverse the removal procedure and pay attention to the following points:
- Make sure the flywheel and the end of the crankshaft are clean before assembly. Torque the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts to 87 ft. lbs. (120 Nm) on 1986-89 Integra, 76 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) on all others. Torque the bolts in a criss-cross pattern.
- When installing the pressure plate, align the mark on the outer edge of the flywheel with the alignment mark on the pressure plate. Failure to align these marks will result in imbalance.
- When torquing the pressure plate bolts, use a pilot shaft to center the friction disc. After centering the disc, tighten the bolts 2 turns at a time, in a criss-cross pattern to avoid warping the diaphragm springs; torque to 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm).
- When installing the transaxle, make sure the mainshaft is properly aligned with the disc spline and the aligning pins are in place, before torquing the case bolts.