Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the transaxle.
- Hold the flywheel stationary.
Matchmark the pressure plate and flywheel for installation reference.
- Loosen the pressure plate attaching bolts 1 turn at a time (evenly) until the spring pressure is released.
- Remove the clutch disc and pressure plate.
- Clean the flywheel mating surfaces of all oil, grease and metal deposits. Inspect flywheel for cracks, heat checking or other defects and replace or resurface as necessary.
- Check the wear on the facings of the clutch disc by measuring the depth of each rivet head depression. Replace clutch disc when rivet heads are 0.012 in. (0.3mm) below the surface of clutch surface.
- Check the diaphragm spring and pressure plate for wear or damage. If the spring or plate is excessively worn, replace the pressure plate assembly.
- Check the slave cylinder for smooth operation. If the bearing does not spin freely, replace it.
- Coat the clutch disc splines with multi-purpose grease.
- Position the clutch disc and pressure plate with the matchmarks aligned using a clutch alignment tool.
- Install the pressure plate bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts evenly and in a crisscross pattern to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm). Remove the alignment tool.
- Install the transaxle.
- Connect the negative battery cable.