REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 14
The clutch driven disc contains 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.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the transmission or transmission/transfer case assembly.
- Matchmark the pressure plate and flywheel. Loosen the pressure plate bolts, a little at a time, in rotation, to avoid warpage.
- Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
- Inspect the flywheel for scoring, cracks, warpage or other wear; resurface or replace as necessary.
- Inspect the pilot bearing for excessive wear or damage and replace as necessary.
- If removed, install the pilot bearing after lubricating with grease. Seat the bearing in the crankshaft with a clutch alignment tool.
- Check the clutch disc run- out by installing the disc on the transmission input shaft. Run-out should not exceed 0.020 in. (0.5mm) when measured 1 / 4 inch from the outer edge of the facing.
- Install the clutch alignment tool in the pilot bearing.
- Install the clutch disc on the tool.
Install the pressure plate and tighten the bolts finger-tight. The pressure plate bolts must be tightened a little at a time, in rotation, to avoid warpage. Torque the pressure plate bolts as follows:
2.5L engine-23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm)
- Install the transmission or transmission/transfer case assembly and lower the vehicle.