REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 31
- Remove the transmission.
- Stamp or chalk matchmarks on the clutch cover and flywheel, indicating their relationship.
- Loosen the clutch cover-to-flywheel retaining bolts one turn at a time. The pressure on the clutch disc must be released GRADUALLY.
- Remove the clutch cover-to-flywheel bolts. Remove the clutch cover and the clutch disc.
If the clutch release bearing is to be replaced, do so at this time as follows:
- Remove the bearing retaining clip(s) and remove the bearing and hub.
- Remove the release fork and the boot.
- The bearing is press fitted to the hub. In some cases, the bearing is available with the hub from automotive suppliers. If this is not the case with your model, contact a machine shop and have the bearing replaced using a hydraulic press. Using other means to replace the bearing could result in personal injury.
- Clean all parts and lightly grease the input shaft splines and all of the contact points.
- Install the bearing/hub assembly, fork, boot, and retaining clip(s) in their original locations.
- Inspect the flywheel surface for cracks, heat scoring (blue marks), and warpage. If oil is present on the flywheel surface, this indicates that either the engine rear oil seal or the transmission front oil seal is leaking. If necessary, refer to the appropriate section for seal replacement. If in doubt concerning the condition of the flywheel, consult an automotive machine shop.
- Before installing any new parts, make sure that they are clean. During installation, do not get grease or oil on any of the components, as this will shorten clutch life considerably.
- Position the clutch disc against the flywheel. On Pick-Ups, the short side of the splined section faces the flywheel. On Land Cruisers, the long side of the splined section faces the flywheel.
- Install the clutch cover over the disc and install the bolts loosely. Align the matchmarks made during Step 2. If a new or rebuilt clutch cover assembly is installed, use the matchmark on the old cover assembly as a reference.
- Align the clutch disc with the flywheel using a clutch aligning tool, which is available in most auto stores at a reasonable price.
- With the clutch aligning tool installed, tighten the clutch cover bolts gradually in a star pattern, as is done with lug nuts. Finally tighten the bolts to 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
- Install the transmission.