Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Driven Disc and Pressure Plate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10

  1. Remove the transmission or transaxle, as detailed earlier in this section.
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  3. Attach a braking device to the flywheel (to keep it from turning during clutch cover removal and installation).
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  5. Temporarily install a clutch arbor to prevent the clutch cover from falling.
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An old input shaft makes an excellent arbor.

  1. 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.
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  3. Remove the clutch disc and arbor.
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Be careful not to get grease or oil on the surface of the clutch disc.

  1. Unhook the return spring from the throwout (release) bearing and remove the bearing.
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  3. Pull out the release fork until its retaining spring frees itself from the ball stud. Withdraw the fork from the housing.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Unfasten and remove the transaxle's clutch housing from the engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: A clutch arbor will keep the clutch and pressure plate assembly aligned during removal or installation



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Fig. Fig. 3: Unfasten and remove its retaining bolts...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then remove the clutch cover