Miata 1990-1997

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Flywheel bolt removal and installation sequence



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Fig. Clutch cover bolt torque sequence

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the transmission.
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  5. Gradually loosen the clutch pressure plate bolts, in a crisscross pattern. Support the pressure plate and remove the bolts. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
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  7. Inspect the pilot bearing. If it is worn or damaged and does not turn easily by hand, remove it using a puller/slide hammer.
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  9. Check the flywheel surface for scoring, cracks or burning and machine or replace, as necessary.
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  11. Install holder tool 49 E011 1A0 or equivalent, to keep the flywheel from turning. Loosen the flywheel bolts evenly and gradually in a crisscross pattern. Remove the flywheel.
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  13. Inspect the clutch release bearing for wear. Replace it if it sticks or does not turn easily.
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  15. Inspect the release fork for wear or damage and replace as necessary.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate the release fork fingers and pivot with molybdenum grease and install in the release fork boot.
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  3. Install the clutch release bearing on the release fork.
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  5. If removed, install a new pilot bearing in the flywheel, using a suitable installation tool.
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  7. Make sure the flywheel mounting surface and the crankshaft or eccentric shaft mounting surfaces are clean. Remove any old sealant from the flywheel bolt hole threads and the flywheel bolts.
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  9. Apply sealant to the flywheel bolt threads and install them hand tight. Install the flywheel holding tool. Tighten the bolts, in a crisscross pattern, to 49 ft. lbs. (67 Nm) on the 1.8L engine and 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm) on 1.6L models.
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  11. Apply a small amount of molybdenum grease to the clutch disc splines and install the clutch disc on the flywheel, spring side toward the transmission or transaxle. Install a suitable alignment tool in the pilot bearing to position the clutch disc.
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  13. Install the clutch pressure plate, aligning the dowel holes with the flywheel dowels. Install the pressure plate bolts and gradually tighten, in a crisscross pattern to 20 ft. lbs. (26 Nm). Remove the alignment tool.
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  15. Install the transmission and lower the vehicle.
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