Sentra 1998

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate


Removal & Installation

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Fig. Driven disc and pressure plate

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Transmission/transaxle assembly

  5. Insert a clutch disc centering tool into the clutch disc hub for support.

    Pressure plate bolts evenly in reverse order of the tightening sequence, a little at a time to prevent distortion
    Clutch assembly
    Throw-out bearing from the clutch lever


To install:

  1. Apply a light coating of chassis lube to the clutch disc spleens, input shaft and pilot bearing. Use a disc centering tool to aid installation.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Disc and pressure plate

  5. Torque the pressure plate bolts in a crisscross pattern and in several steps to 16-22 ft. lbs. (20-26 Nm).
  7. Install or connect the following:
    DO NOT draw the transaxle to the engine with the bolts. This may damage the clutch and/or transaxle. Also, be careful not to move the throw-out bearing when installing the transaxle.

    New throw-out bearing in the clutch release lever. Remove the clutch disc centering tool.
    Transaxle into the vehicle. If the mating surfaces will not come together, do not force the units together. Remove the transaxle and recheck that the disc is centered.

  9. After the transaxle is installed, connect the clutch cable and check operation before complete reassembly.
  11. Adjust the clutch pedal as necessary.