Vibe 2006-2007

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    Do not allow grease or oil to get on any part of the disc, pressure plate, or flywheel surfaces.

  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding
    Transaxle assembly

  5. Make matchmarks on the clutch cover (pressure plate) and flywheel so that the pressure plate can be returned to its original position during installation.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Slowly unfasten the bolts which attach the pressure plate. Loosen each bolt 1 turn at a time until the spring tension is released. If the bolts are released improperly the clutch assembly could fly apart, causing possible injury.

    Release fork bearing clips
    Release bearing hub, complete with the release bearing
    Release fork and support

    Pressure plate from the clutch cover/spring assembly

  9. Inspect the disc, pressure plate and flywheel for damage and wear using a caliper to measure depth and width and a dial indicator to measure runout.
    1. The minimum clutch disc rivet head depth is 0.012 in. (0.3mm).
    3. The maximum clutch disc runout is 0.031 in. (0.8mm).
    5. The maximum pressure plate spring depth is 0.024 in. (0.6mm).
    7. The maximum pressure plate spring width is 0.197 in. (5.0mm).
    9. The maximum flywheel runout is 0.004 in. (0.1mm).

  11. Replace or machine parts as necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the clutch components


To install:

  1. When reassembling, apply a thin coating of multipurpose grease to the release bearing hub and release fork contact points. Also, pack the groove inside the clutch hub with multipurpose grease and lubricate the pivot points of the release fork.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Clutch disc and pressure plate. The bolts should be tightened in 2 or 3 steps, gradually and evenly. Final bolt torque is 14 ft. lbs. (19 Nm).
    Release bearing, fork and boot
    Transaxle assembly
    Negative battery cable