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. 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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Fig. Fig. 24 Be sure to use a torque wrench to tighten all bolts

  1. Remove the transmission or transaxle from the engine as detailed earlier in this section.
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  3. Insert a clutch aligning bar or similar tool all the way into the clutch disc hub. This must be done so as to support the weight of the clutch disc during removal. Mark the clutch assembly-to-flywheel relationship with paint or a center punch so that the clutch assembly can be assembled in the same position from which it is removed.
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  5. Loosen the bolts in sequence, a turn at a time. Remove the bolts.
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  7. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
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  9. Remove the release mechanism from the transmission housing. Apply lithium based molybdenum disulfide grease to the bearing sleeve inside groove, the contact point of the withdrawal lever and bearing sleeve, the contact surface of the lever ball pin and lever. Replace the release mechanism.
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  11. Inspect the pressure plate and flywheel for wear, scoring, etc., using a straightedge and feeler gauge and reface or replace as necessary. Inspect the release bearing and replace as necessary. Apply a small amount of grease to the transmission splines. Install the disc on the splines and slide back and forth a few times. Remove the disc and remove excess grease on hub. Be sure no grease contacts the disc or pressure plate.
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To install:

  1. Install the disc, aligning it with a splined dummy shaft.
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  3. Install the pressure plate and tighten the bolts to 11-16 ft. lbs.
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  5. Remove the dummy shaft.
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  7. Replace the transmission or transaxle.
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