Renault Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1985 Repair Guide

Flywheel and Ring Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Common flywheel mounting

  1. Remove the transmission.
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  3. Remove the clutch or torque converter.
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  5. Unbolt and remove the flywheel.
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  7. If the ring gear is being replaced, drill through the ring gear at any given point. Sometimes, this alone is enough to split the ring gear. If not, use a cold chisel at the drilled point, to split the ring gear. When the ring gear is split, slide it off of the flywheel.
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  9. Inspect the flywheel face for signs of cracking or heat scoring. If wear or damage is excessive, have the flywheel refaced. If refacing can't get rid of the cracks, or if the flywheel is warped beyond refacing, replace it.
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  11. To install a new ring gear, the ring gear must first be heated in an oven to 450-500°F. When this temperature is reached, quickly install the ring gear on the flywheel using heavy, heat shielding gloves. Allow it to cool.
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  13. Install the flywheel using new bolts. These bolts are of a self-locking thread design, so they can't be reused.
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  15. Install all other parts in reverse order of removal.
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