REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 16
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the starter motor.
- Disconnect the hydraulic coupling for the slave cylinder at the transaxle by sliding the sleeve on the tube towards the slave cylinder and applying a slight pulling force to the tube.
- Remove the transaxle.
- Mark the assembled position of the clutch and pressure plate to the flywheel if it is to be reinstalled.
The clutch pressure plate is only held in place by the retaining bolts. No dowel pins are used, therefore the pressure plate must be supported when removing the retaining bolts.
- Loosen the pressure plate bolts evenly until the pressure plate spring pressure is released, then finish removing the bolts while supporting the clutch and pressure plate assembly.
- Remove the clutch and pressure plate from the vehicle.
- Inspect the flywheel, slave cylinder and other components for wear or damage.
- Clean the pressure plate and flywheel surfaces.
- Install the clutch disc using an appropriate clutch aligning tool.
If the clutch disc and pressure plate are being reused, align the marks made during disassembly.
- Install an appropriate flywheel holding tool to hold the flywheel.
- Install the pressure plate and start the retaining bolts.
- Tighten the retaining bolts evenly and in sequence to 13-18 ft. lbs. (18-26 Nm).
- Remove the clutch aligner tool.
- Reinstall the transaxle.
- Reconnect the slave cylinder tube coupling by pushing the male coupling into the slave cylinder female coupling.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Reconnect the negative battery cable.
- Bleed the hydraulic clutch system, if required.
- Check the clutch system for proper operation.
Because the clutch system is hydraulic, the clutch pedal free-play is self-adjusting and requires no additional maintenance.