Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Driven Disc and Pressure Plate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1



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Fig. Fig. 2 Typical clutch alignment tool, note how the splines match the transmission's input shaft



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Fig. Fig. 3 Loosen and remove the clutch and pressure plate bolts evenly, a little at a time ...



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Fig. Fig. 4 ... then carefully remove the clutch and pressure plate assembly from the flywheel



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Fig. Fig. 5 Check across the flywheel surface, it should be flat



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Fig. Fig. 6 If necessary, lock the flywheel in place and remove the retaining bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 7 ... then remove the flywheel from the crankshaft in order replace it or have it machined



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Fig. Fig. 8 Use a universal puller and adapter to pull the release bearing out of the bearing sleeve



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Fig. Fig. 9 Install the release bearing on the sleeve using a press as shown



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Fig. Fig. 10 Apply grease to the release bearing bore where indicated



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Fig. Fig. 11 Grease the points indicated (arrows) prior to installing the clutch



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Fig. Fig. 12 Use this illustration to restore the correct withdrawal lever-to-release bearing relationship upon installation



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Fig. Fig. 13 Exploded view of a typical clutch assembly



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Fig. Fig. 14 Upon installation, it is usually a good idea to apply a thread-locking compound to the flywheel bolts



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Fig. Fig. 15 Check the pressure plate for excessive wear



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Fig. Fig. 16 Be sure that the flywheel surface is clean, before installing the clutch



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Fig. Fig. 17 Use a splined clutch alignment tool (dummy shaft) as shown, when installing the clutch assembly



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Fig. Fig. 18 Install a clutch alignment arbor, to align the clutch assembly during installation



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Fig. Fig. 19 Clutch plate installed with the arbor in place



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Fig. Fig. 20 Clutch plate and pressure plate installed with the alignment arbor in place



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Fig. Fig. 21 Pressure plate-to-flywheel bolt holes should align



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Fig. Fig. 22 You may want to use a thread locking compound on the clutch assembly bolts



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Fig. Fig. 23 Install the clutch assembly bolts and tighten in steps, using an X pattern



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