REMOVAL & INSTALLATIONGalant 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.
Fig. Loosen and remove the clutch and pressure plate bolts evenly, a little at a time . . .
Fig. . . . then carefully removing the clutch and pressure plate assembly from the flywheel
Fig. Check across the flywheel surface, it should be flat
Fig. If necessary, lock the flywheel in place and remove the retaining bolts . . .
Fig. . . . then remove the flywheel from the crankshaft in order replace it or have it machined
Fig. Upon installation, it is usually a good idea to apply a threadlocking compound to the flywheel bolts
Fig. Check the pressure plate for excessive wear
Fig. Be sure that the flywheel surface is clean, before installing the clutch
Fig. Typical clutch alignment tool, note how the splines match the transaxle's input shaft
Fig. Use the alignment dowel to center the disc on the flywheel-Mirage
Fig. Use the clutch alignment tool to align the clutch disc during assembly
Fig. Pressure plate-to-flywheel bolt holes should align
Fig. You may want to use a threadlocking compound on the clutch assembly bolts
Fig. Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten all bolts