REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 8
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the transaxle as outlined earlier.
- Mark the pressure plate assembly and the flywheel so they can be assembled in the same position later.
- Loosen the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts 1 turn at a time, in 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, throwout bearing, pilot bearing and the 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. (73-86 Nm).
- Clean the pressure plate and flywheel surfaces thoroughly. Position the clutch disc and pressure plate into the installed position, aligning the marks 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.
- Install the transaxle using the earlier outlined procedure. Connect the clutch cable, checking the tension before driving the vehicle.
- Connect the negative battery cable.