GM Cutlass RWD 1970-1987 Repair Guide

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate

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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.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

  1. Remove the transmission as previously outlined.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the clutch return spring and the clutch rod assembly. Remove the throwout bearing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bellhousing. The starter does not have to be removed. The clutch release arm can stay in the housing.
  6.  
  7. Remove the throwout bearing.
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  9. Scribe an X mark on the flywheel opposite the mark on the pressure plate cover. The marks are there for balance purposes.
  10.  
  11. Remove the pressure plate attaching bolts, and remove the pressure plate and the clutch assembly.
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To install:
  1. When installing the clutch and pressure plate assembly, you will need a clutch alignment tool or an old input shaft. During installation, be very careful not to get grease on the clutch disc, the flywheel or the pressure plate.
  2.  
  3. Install the clutch disc and pressure plate assembly, being careful to align the X marks. Loosely install the attaching bolts.
  4.  
  5. Align the clutch disc using an alignment tool or an old input shaft. Leave the alignment tool in place while you tighten the attaching bolts.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the attaching bolts torque the bolts to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Reinstall the bellhousing.
  10.  
  11. Install the throwout bearing (release bearing).
  12.  
  13. Install the transmission.
  14.  

Dual-Disc Clutch Assembly

Removal and installation of the dual-disc clutch assembly is the same as that of the single disc clutch. However, during disassembly, be careful to note which way the two driven plates and the front pressure plate are installed, as it is possible to install them backwards.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the clutch and pressure plate bolts



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the clutch and pressure plate



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Fig. Fig. 3: Be sure that all surfaces are clean, before installing the clutch



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Fig. Fig. 4: Install a clutch alignment tool, to align the clutch assembly during installation



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Fig. Fig. 5: Clutch installed with the alignment tool in place



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Fig. Fig. 6: Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten all bolts to their proper specifications



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Fig. Fig. 7: Make sure the throwout bearing is properly installed in the clutch fork

 
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