Vue 2002-2005

Driven Disc & Pressure Plate

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transmission from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
  6.  
  7. Inspect the pressure plate, as follows:
    1. Check for excessive wear, chatter marks, cracks or overheating (indicated by a blue discoloration). Black random spots on the friction surface of the pressure plate is normal.
    2.  
    3. Check the plate for warpage using a straightedge and a feeler gauge; the maximum allowable warpage is 0.006 in. (0.15mm).
    4.  
    5. Replace the plate, if necessary.
    6.  

  8.  
  9. Inspect the clutch disc, as follows:
    1. Check the disc face for oil or burnt spots.
    2.  
    3. Check the disc for loose damper springs, hub or rivets.
    4.  
    5. Replace the disc, if necessary.
    6.  

  10.  
  11. Check the flywheel, as follows:
    1. Check the ring gear for wear or damage.
    2.  
    3. Check the friction surface for excessive wear, chatter marks, cracks or overheating.
    4.  
    5. Check flywheel thickness; the minimum allowable is 1.102 in. (28mm).
    6.  
    7. Measure flywheel run-out using a dial indicator, positioned for at least 2 flywheel revolutions. Push the crankshaft forward to take up thrust bearing clearance. Maximum flywheel run-out is 0.006 in. (0.15mm).
    8.  
    9. Check the flywheel for warpage using a straight-edge and a feeler gauge; the maximum allowable warpage is 0.006 in. (0.15mm).
    10.  
    11. Replace the flywheel, if necessary.
    12.  

  12.  
  13. If necessary, remove the flywheel retaining bolts and remove the flywheel from the crankshaft.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Flywheel (if removed) and torque the bolts in a crisscross pattern to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm) plus 25 degrees
     
    Clutch disc and pressure plate and loosely install the pressure plate bolts
     
    Clutch alignment tool in the clutch disc, and push in until it bottoms out in the crankshaft
     

  2.  
  3. Tighten the pressure plate bolts using multiple passes of a crisscross sequence to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm) on 2002-03 models or 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm) on 2004-05 models and remove the alignment tool.
  4.  
  5. Lubricate the splines of the input shaft lightly with a high temperature grease.
  6.  
  7. Install the transmission assembly.
  8.  
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
  10.  

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Remove the transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Inspect the actuator release bearing minimal bearing drag.
  4.  
  5. Replace the actuator assembly if no or little drag is found.
    WARNING
    Remove the bolts in a progressive crisscross pattern to prevent warping of the cover stamping.

  6.  
  7. Remove the pressure plate assembly to flywheel bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the pressure plate assembly and clutch disc.
    NOTE
    Random black spotting on the friction surface of the clutch pressure plate assembly is normal.

  10.  
  11. Inspect the clutch pressure plate assembly surface for the following conditions:
    1. Excessive wear
    2.  
    3. Chatter marks
    4.  
    5. Cracks
    6.  
    7. Overheating - indicated by blue discoloration
    8.  

  12.  
  13. Replace the clutch pressure plate assembly if damaged.
  14.  
  15. Using a straight edge and a feeler gage, inspect the clutch pressure plate assembly for warpage.
    1. Maximum warpage: 0.006 in (0.15mm)

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Using a straight edge and a feeler gage, inspect the clutch pressure plate assembly for warpage

    2.  

  16.  
  17. Inspect the clutch disc facings for oil or burnt spots.
  18.  
  19. Replace the clutch disc if necessary.
  20.  
  21. Inspect the clutch disc for the following conditions:
    1. Loose damper springs
    2.  
    3. Hub
    4.  
    5. Rivets
    6.  

  22.  
  23. Replace the clutch disc if any components are broken or excessively loose.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Inspect the clutch disc

  24.  
  25. Inspect the flywheel ring gear for wear or damage.
  26.  
  27. Replace the flywheel if damaged.
    NOTE
    Random black spotting on the friction surface of the flywheel is normal.

  28.  
  29. Inspect the flywheel to clutch disc contact surface for the following conditions:
    1. Wear
    2.  
    3. Cracks
    4.  
    5. Chatter marks
    6.  
    7. Overheating - indicated by blue discoloration

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Inspect the flywheel to clutch disc contact surface

    8.  

  30.  
  31. Repair or replace the flywheel if necessary.
  32.  
  33. Using a dial indicator, for at least two revolutions, measure flywheel runout.
    1. Maximum runout: 0.006 in (0.15mm)
    2.  

  34.  
  35. Repair or replace the flywheel if not within specification.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a dial indicator, for at least two revolutions, measure flywheel runout

  36.  
  37. Using a straight edge and a feeler gage, inspect the flywheel for warpage.
    1. Maximum warpage: 0.006 in (0.15mm)
    2.  

  38.  
  39. If the flywheel is being replaced, remove and discard the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts and remove the flywheel.
  40.  

To install:

  1. Install the flywheel and the new flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts. Hand start the bolts.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts in a crisscross pattern.
    1. Tighten the bolts to 39 ft. lbs. plus 25 degrees (53 Nm) plus 25 degrees.
      WARNING
      Ensure that the straps on the clutch pressure plate fit into the slots on the flywheel, flexplate.

    2.  

  4.  
  5. Install the clutch disc and the clutch pressure plate assembly to the flywheel.
  6.  
  7. Loosely install the clutch pressure plate bolts.
  8.  
  9. Install the J 43482, Clutch Alignment Arbor, in the clutch disc and push in until it bottoms out in the crankshaft.
    WARNING
    Do not tighten the pressure plate assembly bolts more than half a turn at a time or the pressure plate assembly may warp.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Install the J 43482, Clutch Alignment Arbor, in the clutch disc

  10.  
  11. Tighten the pressure plate assembly bolts using a progressive crisscross pattern to prevent warping of the pressure plate assembly.
    1. Tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
      WARNING
      Excessive amounts of lubricant on the input shaft splines can contaminate the clutch disc and cause clutch shudder.

    2.  

  12.  
  13. Lightly lubricate the input shaft splines with clutch spline lubricant P/N 21005995 or equivalent.
  14.  
  15. Install the transaxle.
  16.  
  17. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
  18.  

Before servicing any vehicle, please be sure to read the precautions section, which deals with personal safety, prevention of component damage, and important points to take into consideration when servicing a motor vehicle.

  1. Remove the transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Inspect the actuator release bearing minimal bearing drag.
  4.  
  5. Replace the actuator assembly if no or little drag is found.
    WARNING
    Remove the bolts in a progressive crisscross pattern to prevent warping of the cover stamping.

  6.  
  7. Remove the pressure plate assembly to flywheel bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove the pressure plate assembly and clutch disc.
    NOTE
    Random black spotting on the friction surface of the clutch pressure plate assembly is normal.

  10.  
  11. Inspect the clutch pressure plate assembly surface for the following conditions:
    1. Excessive wear.
    2.  
    3. Chatter marks.
    4.  
    5. Cracks.
    6.  
    7. Overheating-indicated by blue discoloration.
    8.  

  12.  
  13. Replace the clutch pressure plate assembly if damaged.
  14.  
  15. Using a straight edge and a feeler gage, inspect the clutch pressure plate assembly for warpage. Maximum warpage: 0.006 in. (0.15mm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a straight edge and a feeler gage, inspect the clutch pressure plate assembly for warpage

  16.  
  17. Inspect the clutch disc facings for oil or burned spots.
  18.  
  19. Replace the clutch disc if necessary.
  20.  
  21. Inspect the clutch disc for the following conditions: Loose damper springs, hub, or rivets.
  22.  
  23. Replace the clutch disc if any components are broken or excessively loose.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Inspect the clutch disc

  24.  
  25. Inspect the flywheel ring gear for wear or damage.
  26.  
  27. Replace the flywheel if damaged.
    NOTE
    Random black spotting on the friction surface of the flywheel is normal.

  28.  
  29. Inspect the flywheel to clutch disc contact surface for the following conditions:
    1. Wear.
    2.  
    3. Cracks.
    4.  
    5. Chatter marks.
    6.  
    7. Overheating-indicated by blue discoloration.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Inspect the flywheel to clutch disc contact surface

    8.  

  30.  
  31. Repair or replace the flywheel if necessary.
  32.  
  33. Using a dial indicator, for at least two revolutions, measure flywheel runout. Maximum runout: 0.006 in. (0.15mm).
  34.  
  35. Repair or replace the flywheel if not within specification.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Using a dial indicator, for at least two revolutions, measure flywheel runout

  36.  
  37. Using a straight edge and a feeler gage, inspect the flywheel for warpage. Maximum warpage: 0.006 in. (0.15mm).
  38.  
  39. If the flywheel is being replaced, remove and discard the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts and remove the flywheel.
  40.  

To install:

  1. Install the flywheel and the new flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts. Hand start the bolts.
  2.  
  3. Install the flywheel-to-crankshaft bolts in a crisscross pattern. Tighten the bolts to 39 ft. lbs. (53 Nm) plus 25°.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the straps on the clutch pressure plate fit into the slots on the flywheel.

  4.  
  5. Install the clutch disc and the clutch pressure plate assembly to the flywheel.
  6.  
  7. Loosely install the clutch pressure plate bolts.
  8.  
  9. Install the J 43482, Clutch Alignment Arbor, in the clutch disc and push in until it bottoms out in the crankshaft.
    WARNING
    Do not tighten the pressure plate assembly bolts more than half a turn at a time or the pressure plate assembly may warp.



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Install the J 43482, Clutch Alignment Arbor, in the clutch disc

  10.  
  11. Install the pressure plate assembly bolts using a progressive crisscross pattern to prevent warping of the pressure plate assembly. Tighten the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
    WARNING
    Excessive amounts of lubricant on the input shaft splines can contaminate the clutch disc and cause clutch shudder.

  12.  
  13. Lightly lubricate the input shaft splines with clutch spline lubricant P/N 21005995 or equivalent.
  14.  
  15. Install the transaxle.
  16.  
  17. Bleed the clutch hydraulic system.
  18.  

 
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