REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the transaxle.
- Matchmark the pressure plate assembly and the flywheel so they can be assembled in the same position.
- Loosen the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts one turn at a time, in a crisscross sequence, until spring tension is relieved to prevent pressure plate cover distortion.
- Support the pressure plate and remove the bolts. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc from the flywheel.
- Inspect the flywheel, clutch disc, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, pilot bearing and clutch fork for wear. Replace parts as required.
If the flywheel shows any signs of overheating (blue discoloration) or if it is badly grooved or scored, it should be refaced or replaced.To install:
- If removed, install a new pilot bearing using a suitable installation tool.
- If removed, install the flywheel. Make sure the flywheel and crankshaft flange mating surfaces are clean. Tighten the flywheel bolts to 54-64 ft. lbs. (73-87 Nm) on 1.3L, 1.6L and 1.9L engines, or 130-137 ft. lbs. (180-190 Nm) on 2.0L engines.
- Clean the pressure plate and flywheel surfaces thoroughly. Position the clutch disc and pressure plate into the installed position, aligning the matchmarks made previously; support them with a dummy shaft or clutch aligning tool.
- Install the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts. Tighten them gradually in a crisscross pattern to 12-24 ft. lbs. (17-32 Nm). Remove the alignment tool.
- Lubricate the release bearing and install it in the fork.
- To complete the installation, reverse the removal procedures. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.