Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Clutch Damper

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The clutch damper is used to relieve the pressure shock within the clutch release system.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-88 Models
  1. Disconnect both fluid tubes from the clutch damper and drain the system.
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  3. Remove the clutch damper-to-frame bolts and the damper from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the clutch damper-to-frame bolts to 5.8-8.7 ft. lbs. (7.5-11.3 Nm). Bleed the clutch release system.
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OVERHAUL



  1. Remove the damper cover-to-cylinder bolts, the cover, the gasket, the damper rubber, the piston and the spring.
  2.  

DO NOT reuse the damper rubber.

  1. Remove the bleeder screw.
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  3. Using clean brake fluid, clean the parts.
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  5. Inspect the parts for damage or wear, then replace it (if necessary).
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  7. To install, use a new damper rubber and gasket, then reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the damper cover-to-cylinder bolts to 2.2-4.3 ft. lbs. (3-6 Nm).
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SYSTEM BLEEDING



  1. Fill the master cylinder with the recommended fluid to the proper level.
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  3. Clean any dirt from the bleeder screw(s) of the slave cylinder and the clutch damper (if equipped), then install a hose to the bleeder screw(s). Submerge the free end of the hose in a container of clean brake fluid.
  4.  
  5. Have an assistant depress the clutch pedal slowly. Loosen the bleeder screw as the pedal starts moving down and retighten it before the pedal stops moving downward.
  6.  

On 1984-88 models, bleed the clutch damper (first) and the slave cylinder (2nd).

  1. Have the assistant release the clutch pedal, then repeat Step 3 until the fluid in the bleed hose is bubble-free.
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When bleeding the clutch release system, keep an eye on the fluid level and refill the reservoir with fresh fluid as necessary.

  1. When all the air is bled, refill the master cylinder, tighten the bleeder screw snugly and remove the bleeder hose.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch release components-1984-88 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of clutch damper-1984-88 models

 
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