Chevrolet Citation/Omega/Phoenix/Skylark 1980-1985 Repair Guide

Driven Disc and Pressure Plate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the clutch system components



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Fig. Fig. 2 View of the clutch and pressure plate assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3 Loosen and remove the clutch and pressure plate bolts evenly, a little at a time ...



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Fig. Fig. 4 ... then carefully remove the clutch and pressure plate assembly from the flywheel



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Fig. Fig. 5 View of the flywheel once the clutch assembly is removed



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Fig. Fig. 6 Check across the flywheel surface, it should be flat



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Fig. Fig. 7 Check the pressure plate for excessive wear



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Fig. Fig. 8 Be sure that the flywheel surface is clean, before installing the clutch



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Fig. Fig. 9 Install a clutch alignment arbor, to align the clutch assembly during installation



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Fig. Fig. 10 Clutch plate installed with the arbor in place



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Fig. Fig. 11 Clutch plate and pressure plate installed with the alignment arbor in place



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Fig. Fig. 12 Pressure plate-to-flywheel bolt holes should align



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Fig. Fig. 13 You may want to use a thread locking compound on the clutch assembly bolts



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Fig. Fig. 14 Install the clutch assembly bolts and tighten in steps, using an X pattern



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Fig. Fig. 15 Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten all bolts



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Fig. Fig. 16 Release bearing lubrication points



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Fig. Fig. 17 Grease the throwout bearing assembly at the outer contact points



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Fig. Fig. 18 Grease the throwout bearing assembly at the inner contact points

  1. Remove the transaxle.
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CAUTION
The clutch driven disc may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

  1. Mark the pressure plate assembly and the flywheel so that they can be assembled in the same position. They were balanced as an assembly at the factory.
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  3. Loosen the attaching bolts one turn at a time until spring tension is relieved.
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  5. Support the pressure plate and remove the bolts. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc. Do not disassemble the pressure plate assembly; replace it if defective.
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  7. Inspect the flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, throwout bearing and the clutch fork and pivot shaft assembly for wear. Replace the parts as required. If the flywheel shows any signs of overheating, or if it is badly grooved or scored, it should be refaced or replaced.
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To install:

  1. Clean the pressure plate and flywheel mating surfaces thoroughly. Position the clutch disc and pressure plate into the installed position, and support with a dummy shaft or clutch aligning tool. The clutch plate is assembled with the damper springs offset toward the transaxle. One side of the factory-supplied clutch disc is stamped "Flywheel side."
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  3. Install the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts. Tighten them gradually in a crisscross pattern.
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  5. Lubricate the outside groove and the inside recess of the throwout bearing with high temperature grease. Wipe off any excess. Install the release bearing.
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  7. Install the transaxle.
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