Metro, Prizm 2000-2002

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transmission assembly and matchmark the flywheel to the engine
     
    On Prizm, unfasten the release fork bearing clips and remove the release bearing, fork and boot
     
    Clutch pressure plate cover by slowly and evenly loosening the bolts until the spring tension is released
     
    Clutch disc

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    Fig. Exploded view of the clutch assembly-Metro



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    Fig. Exploded view of the clutch assembly-Prizm

     

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To install:

  1. Clean the flywheel mating surfaces of all oil, grease and metal deposits.
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  3. Check the diaphragm spring and pressure plate for wear or damage. If the spring or plate is excessively worn, replace the clutch cover assembly.
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  5. Check the pilot bearing for smooth operation. If the bearing does not spin freely, replace it.
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  7. Inspect the disc, pressure plate and flywheel for damage and wear using a caliper to measure depth and width and a dial indicator to measure run-out.
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  9. The minimum clutch disc rivet head depth: 0.02 in. (0.5mm).
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  11. The maximum clutch disc run-out: 0.031 in. (0.8mm).
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  13. The maximum pressure plate spring depth: 0.024 in. (0.6mm).
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  15. The maximum pressure plate spring width: 0.197 in. (5.0mm).
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  17. The maximum flywheel run-out: 0.004 in. (0.1mm).
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  19. When reassembling, apply a thin coating of multi-purpose grease to the release bearing hub and release fork contact points. Also, pack the groove inside the clutch hub with multi-purpose grease and lubricate the pivot points of the release fork.
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  21. Install or connect the following:

    Clutch disc and clutch cover
     
    Clutch cover bolts and torque them to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Release bearing, fork, and boot on the Prizm
     
    Transmission
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  23. Adjust the clutch cable, if needed.
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