Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Use the alignment dowel to center the disc on the flywheel-Mirage

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transaxle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Pressure plate attaching bolts, pressure plate and clutch disc. If the pressure plate is to be reused, loosen the bolts in a diagonal pattern, 1 or 2 turns at a time. This will prevent warping the clutch cover assembly.
     
    Return clip and the pressure plate release bearing. Do not use solvent to clean the bearing.
     

  4.  
  5. Inspect the clutch release fork and fulcrum for damage or wear. If necessary, remove the release fork and unthread the fulcrum from the transaxle.
  6.  
  7. Carefully inspect the condition of the clutch components and replace any worn or damaged parts.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the flywheel for heat damage or cracks. Resurface or replace the flywheel as required.
  2.  
  3. Install the fulcrum and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). Install the release fork. Apply a coating of multi-purpose grease to the point of contact with the fulcrum and the point of contact with the release bearing. Apply a coating of multi-purpose grease to the end of the release cylinder pushrod and the pushrod hole in the release fork.
  4.  
  5. Apply multi-purpose grease to the clutch release bearing. Pack the bearing inner surface and the groove with grease. Do not apply grease to the resin portion of the bearing. Place the bearing in position and install the return clip.
  6.  
  7. Using the proper alignment tool, install the clutch disc to the flywheel. Install the pressure plate assembly. Install the retainer bolts and tighten a little at a time, in a diagonal sequence. Tighten them to a final torque of 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). Remove the aligning tool.
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Check for proper clutch operation.
  12.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of clutch assembly-Eclipse shown


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the transaxle assembly from the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the pressure plate attaching bolts. If the pressure plate is to be reused, loosen the bolts in succession, one or two turns at a time to prevent warping the cover flange.
  10.  
  11. Remove the pressure plate release bearing assembly and the clutch disc. Do not use solvent to clean the bearing.
  12.  
  13. Inspect the condition of the clutch components and replace any worn parts.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the flywheel for heat damage or cracks. Resurface or replace the flywheel as required.
  2.  
  3. Using the proper alignment tool, install the clutch disc to the flywheel. Install the pressure plate assembly and tighten the pressure plate bolts evenly to 11-15 ft. lbs. (15-21 Nm). Remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Apply a light coat of high temperature grease to the clutch fork at the ball pivot and where the fork contacts the bearing. Also a little bit of grease can be applied to end of the release cylinder pushrod and to the pushrod hole on the fork. Apply a light coat of grease on the transaxle input shaft splines.
  6.  
  7. Install a new clutch release bearing. Pack its inner surface with high temperature grease.
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.
  12.  
  13. Check the clutch for proper operation.
  14.  


CAUTION
The clutch driven disc may contain 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.



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Fig. Loosen and remove the clutch and pressure plate bolts evenly, a little at a time . . .



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Fig. . . . then carefully removing the clutch and pressure plate assembly from the flywheel



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Fig. Check across the flywheel surface, it should be flat



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Fig. If necessary, lock the flywheel in place and remove the retaining bolts . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the flywheel from the crankshaft in order replace it or have it machined



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Fig. Upon installation, it is usually a good idea to apply a threadlocking compound to the flywheel bolts



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Fig. Check the pressure plate for excessive wear



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Fig. Be sure that the flywheel surface is clean, before installing the clutch



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Fig. Typical clutch alignment tool, note how the splines match the transaxle's input shaft



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Fig. Use the alignment dowel to center the disc on the flywheel-Mirage



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Fig. Use the clutch alignment tool to align the clutch disc during assembly



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Fig. Pressure plate-to-flywheel bolt holes should align



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Fig. You may want to use a threadlocking compound on the clutch assembly bolts



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Fig. Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten all bolts

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle assembly from the vehicle. Refer to the procedure earlier in this section.
  6.  
  7. Remove the pressure plate attaching bolts, pressure plate and clutch disc. If the pressure plate is to be reused, loosen the bolts in a diagonal pattern, 1 or 2 turns at a time. This will prevent warping the clutch cover assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the return clip and the pressure plate release bearing. Do not use solvent to clean the bearing.
  10.  
  11. Inspect the clutch release fork and fulcrum for damage or wear. If necessary, remove the release fork and unthread the fulcrum from the transaxle.
  12.  
  13. Carefully inspect the condition of the clutch components and replace any worn or damaged parts.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the flywheel for heat damage or cracks. Resurface or replace the flywheel as required.
  2.  
  3. Install the fulcrum and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the release fork.
  6.  
  7. Apply a coating of multi-purpose grease to the point of contact with the fulcrum and the point of contact with the release bearing.
  8.  
  9. Apply a coating of multi-purpose grease to the end of the release cylinder pushrod and the pushrod hole in the release fork.
  10.  
  11. Apply multi-purpose grease to the clutch release bearing. Pack the bearing inner surface and the groove with grease. Do not apply grease to the resin portion of the bearing.
  12.  
  13. Place the bearing in position and install the return clip.
  14.  
  15. Using the proper alignment tool, install the clutch disc to the flywheel.
  16.  
  17. Install the pressure plate assembly.
  18.  
  19. Install the retainer bolts and tighten a little at a time, in a diagonal sequence. Tighten them to a final torque of 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). Remove the aligning tool.
  20.  
  21. Install the transaxle assembly.
  22.  
  23. Check for proper clutch operation.
  24.  



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Fig. Use the alignment dowel to center the disc on the flywheel-Mirage

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transaxle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Pressure plate attaching bolts, pressure plate and clutch disc. If the pressure plate is to be reused, loosen the bolts in a diagonal pattern, 1 or 2 turns at a time. This will prevent warping the clutch cover assembly.
     
    Return clip and the pressure plate release bearing. Do not use solvent to clean the bearing.
     

  2.  
  3. Inspect the clutch release fork and fulcrum for damage or wear. If necessary, remove the release fork and unthread the fulcrum from the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Carefully inspect the condition of the clutch components and replace any worn or damaged parts.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the flywheel for heat damage or cracks. Resurface or replace the flywheel as required.
  2.  
  3. Install the fulcrum and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). Install the release fork. Apply a coating of multi-purpose grease to the point of contact with the fulcrum and the point of contact with the release bearing. Apply a coating of multi-purpose grease to the end of the release cylinder pushrod and the pushrod hole in the release fork.
  4.  
  5. Apply multi-purpose grease to the clutch release bearing. Pack the bearing inner surface and the groove with grease. Do not apply grease to the resin portion of the bearing. Place the bearing in position and install the return clip.
  6.  
  7. Using the proper alignment tool, install the clutch disc to the flywheel. Install the pressure plate assembly. Install the retainer bolts and tighten a little at a time, in a diagonal sequence. Tighten them to a final torque of 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). Remove the aligning tool.
  8.  
  9. Install the transaxle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Check for proper clutch operation.

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    Fig. Exploded view of non-turbo clutch assembly-Eclipse with F5M31, F5M33, F5MC1 and W5M33 manual transaxles

  12.  

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Transaxle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Clutch fluid line bracket, insulator and washer
     
    Clutch fluid line
     
    Clutch slave (release) cylinder
     
    Boot
     
    Clutch cover (pressure plate) attaching bolts, cover plate and clutch disc. If the pressure plate is to be reused, loosen the bolts in a diagonal pattern, 1 or 2 turns at a time. This will prevent warping the clutch cover assembly.
     

  2.  
  3. Carefully inspect the condition of the clutch components and replace any worn or damaged parts.
  4.  

To install:

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Fig. Clutch assembly and related components-Lancer shown

  1. Inspect the flywheel for heat damage or cracks. Resurface or replace the flywheel as required.
  2.  
  3. Apply multi-purpose grease to the clutch release bearing. Pack the bearing inner surface and the groove with grease. Do not apply grease to the resin portion of the bearing. Place the bearing in position and install the return clip.
  4.  
  5. Using the proper alignment tool, install the clutch disc to the flywheel. Install the clutch cover (pressure plate) assembly. Install the retainer bolts and tighten a little at a time, in a diagonal sequence. Tighten them to a final torque of 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm). Remove the aligning tool.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Boot
     
    Clutch line, washer, insulator and bracket
     
    Transaxle assembly
     

  8.  
  9. Check for proper clutch operation.
  10.  

 
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