REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
- Remove the transmission or transaxle, as detailed earlier in this section.
- Attach a braking device to the flywheel (to keep it from turning during clutch cover removal and installation).
- Temporarily install a clutch arbor to prevent the clutch cover from falling.
An old input shaft makes an excellent arbor.
- Unfasten the bolts which secure the clutch cover/pressure plate, one turn at a time in sequence, until the clutch spring tension is released. Do not remove the bolts on at a time.
- Remove the clutch disc and arbor.
Be careful not to get grease or oil on the surface of the clutch disc.
- Unhook the return spring from the throwout (release) bearing and remove the bearing.
- Pull out the release fork until its retaining spring frees itself from the ball stud. Withdraw the fork from the housing.
- Clean the flywheel and pressure plate surfaces with fine emery paper. Be sure that there is no oil or grease on them.
- Use an arbor to center the clutch disc during installation. Install the clutch disc with the long end of its hub facing the transmission/transaxle.
Use an old input shaft to center the clutch disc, if an arbor is not available.
- Align the O-mark on the clutch cover with the reamed hole of the O-mark on the flywheel.
- Tighten the clutch cover bolts, using 2-3 passes of a crisscross pattern, to 13-20 ft. lbs. (18-27 Nm). Remove the arbor/input shaft and flywheel braking device.
- Grease the pivot pin. Insert the release fork through its boot so that its retaining spring contacts the pivot pin.
- Lightly grease the face of the throwout bearing and its clutch housing retainer.
- Install the throwout bearing and return spring. Check the operation of the release fork and throwout bearing for smoothness.
- Install the transmission or transaxle.