REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
- Remove the transmission from the vehicle. For more information, refer to the procedures earlier in this section.
- Mark the clutch assembly position on the flywheel with paint or by a similar method.
- Install a clutch aligning tool (or drive plate aligner), or equivalent, and remove the pressure plate retaining bolts in a crisscross fashion.
- Remove the pressure plate assembly from the flywheel.
- Remove the driven disc from the flywheel.
- Inspect all parts for wear or deep scoring. Replace any parts that show excessive wear.
Due to clutch friction, the engine flywheel becomes scored. Putting a new clutch with an old flywheel can cause chatter and premature clutch plate wear. It is good insurance to remove the flywheel and have it resurfaced at a qualified machine shop. You have spent a lot of time removing the clutch assembly and you do not want to do it twice.
- Clean the flywheel surface, the facing surface, and the pressure plate surfaces.
- Use the clutch aligning tool to install the driven plate assembly onto the flywheel.
- Align the pressure plate assembly with the flywheel knock pin.
- Install the pressure plate assembly against the flywheel, then tighten the clutch cover bolts a little at a time in the sequence shown in the illustration. Tighten the pressure plate assembly bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 ft. lbs.).
- Remove the clutch aligning tool from the rear of the engine.
- Install the transmission, as previously described in this section.