See Figures 1 and 2
The clutch damper is used to relieve the pressure shock within the clutch release system.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect both fluid tubes from the clutch damper and drain the system.
- Remove the clutch damper-to-frame bolts and the damper from the vehicle.
- 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.
- Remove the damper cover-to-cylinder bolts, the cover, the gasket, the damper rubber, the piston and the spring.
DO NOT reuse the damper rubber.
- Remove the bleeder screw.
- Using clean brake fluid, clean the parts.
- Inspect the parts for damage or wear, then replace it (if necessary).
- 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).
- Fill the master cylinder with the recommended fluid to the proper level.
- 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.
- 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.
On 1984-88 models, bleed the clutch damper (first) and the slave cylinder (2nd).
- Have the assistant release the clutch pedal, then repeat Step 3 until the fluid in the bleed hose is bubble-free.
When bleeding the clutch release system, keep an eye on the fluid level and refill the reservoir with fresh fluid as necessary.
- When all the air is bled, refill the master cylinder, tighten the bleeder screw snugly and remove the bleeder hose.