REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Galant and Mirage
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.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the transaxle assembly from the vehicle. Refer to the procedure earlier in this section.
- 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.
- Remove the return clip and the pressure plate release bearing. Do not use solvent to clean the bearing.
- Inspect the clutch release fork and fulcrum for damage or wear. If necessary, remove the release fork and unthread the fulcrum from the transaxle.
- Carefully inspect the condition of the clutch components and replace any worn or damaged parts.
- Inspect the flywheel for heat damage or cracks. Resurface or replace the flywheel as required.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm) on 1994-98 Galant models and 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) on all other models. Remove the aligning tool.
- Install the transaxle assembly.
- Check for proper clutch operation.
Pedal Free Play
- Measure the clutch pedal height from the face of the pedal pad to the firewall. The desired distances are as follows:
- Mirage-6.61-6.8 in. (168-171mm)
- Galant -6.93-7.17 in. (176-182mm)
- Measure the clutch pedal clevis pin play at the face of the pedal pad. The standard values are as follows:
- Mirage-0.04-0.12 in. (1-3mm)
- Galant-0.04-0.12 in. (1-3mm)
- If the clutch pedal height or clevis pin play are not within the standard values, adjust as follows:
- For vehicles without cruise control, turn and adjust the bolt so the pedal height is the standard value, then tighten the locknut.
- For vehicles with the auto-cruise control system, detach the clutch switch connector and turn the switch to obtain the standard clutch pedal height. Then, lock with the locknut.
- Turn the pushrod to adjust the clutch pedal clevis pin play to agree with the standard value and secure the pushrod with the locknut.
When adjusting the clutch pedal height or the clutch pedal clevis pin play, be careful not to push the pushrod toward the master cylinder.
- Check that when the clutch pedal is depressed all the way, the interlock switch switches over from ON to OFF.