Removal & Installation
- Remove transaxle assembly.
- Mark position of pressure plate on flywheel with paint or a scriber for assembly reference.
- Loosen and remove six pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc.
Remove eight flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts and remove flywheel assembly.
- Inspect clutch release bearing and lever for excessive wear and replace as necessary. The release bearing is integral to the Concentric Slave Cylinder (CSC).
- Clean the surfaces of the flywheel and pressure plate to make certain that all oil, grease, and rust have been removed.
- Verify the crankshaft mounting flange is free of debris, oil, grease, etc. Position the flywheel onto the engine crankshaft.
- Install flywheel to crankshaft. Install eight flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts and torque to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) plus an additional ¼ turn (90°).
- Apply a very light coating of grease to the splines in the clutch disc hub.
- Position the clutch disc to the flywheel. Make sure the side marked -FLYWHEEL SIDE- faces the flywheel.
- Install the clutch pressure plate to the flywheel and clutch disc. Finger-tighten the six pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts.
- Use Clutch Alignment Tool 6724 to position the clutch disc to the center of the flywheel.
- Tighten pressure plate bolts evenly and in rotation a few threads at a time. The bolts must be tightened evenly and to specified torque to avoid distorting the pressure plate.
- Using a -criss-cross- pattern, torque pressure plate bolts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
- Remove the clutch disc alignment tool.
Apply light coat of Mopar® High Temperature Bearing Grease or equivalent to clutch disc hub and splines of transmission input shaft.
CAUTIONDo not over lubricate shaft splines. This will result in grease contamination of disc.
- Install transaxle.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Install or connect the following:
Clutch module to the input shaft
- Fill the transmission to the proper level.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper clutch operation.
- Check the fluid level and adjust if needed.