- Installation Tips -
Use these tips to help guide you
through the inspection and replacement of your clutch assembly.
- Make sure you have the proper parts before you start your clutch installation.
- Once you have removed the old clutch assembly examine it carefully. It will provide you with valuable information on what your clutch system is doing.
- Examine the flywheel surface for dishing, grooves, heat checks, burnt spots, and cracks. All these will quickly wear away your new facing. If any of the above conditions exist have the flywheel ground.
In cases of hydraulic clutches grinding is not recommended but replacement is.
- Examine the throw-out bearing, fork, retainer and all components of the release system. Forks must be straight and must not be worn. Release system components must be free moving in order to avoid further problems.
NOTE: the throw-out bearing should always be replaced.
- Once you have checked everything it is time to start the installation.
- Clean the clutch mating surfaces of the pressure plate and the flywheel with a non-oil based solvent and wipe dry before installation is started.
These faces will have anti-rust protectant that must be removed.
- Try the new clutch disk plate on the transmission spline shaft for fit and to be sure nothing is binding.
- Place clutch disk plate with side marked "flywheel side" up on the pressure plate. Slide them into position against the flywheel and fasten the pressure plate assembly loosely to the flywheel. Be sure to use proper bolts as they help locate the clutch.
- Insert clutch pilot tool through the hub in the clutch plate and into the flywheel pilot bearing. This will center the clutch plate. Tighten cap screws a half turn at a time in a star pattern across the assembly until the pressure plate cover is tight against the flywheel. Remove pilot tool.
NOTE: never use an impact gun to tighten cover bolts.
Always use a quality torque wrench to tighten bolts and tighten the bolts to the manufacturers' specifications.
- Install throw-out bearing onto fork assembly.
- Insert transmission shaft through clutch plate and into pilot bearing.
DO NOT LET THE TRANSMISSION HANG IN THE CLUTCH PLATE HUB AS A BENT DISK WILL RESULT.
A transmission jack will simplify this operation and prevent bending of the clutch plate.
Manual Clutch Systems
- Adjust clutch pedal to give correct pedal "free travel". The release bearing should be 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch away from contacting the clutch refease levers or diaphragm spring which is equal to 3/4 inch to 1 inch movement at the clutch pedal.
Hydraulic Clutch Systems
- Hydraulic systems should be bled and refilled with clean quality brake fluid. These hydraulic self adjusting clutch sysems are equipped with a slave cylinder and a master cylinder and will set themselves. If not, check the slave cylinder for proper release and travel of the piston rod. Replace this cylinder if necessary.
- New type systems with hydraulic bearing assemblies have a strap holding them from being over-extended.
DO NOT remove this strap until after the unit is installed and the system has been filled with brake fluid and bled.
All hydraulic clutch systems use standard brake fluid.
ALWAYS work with care and safety in mind...
Your personal health is paramount!
Specialist in Clutch & Brakes for anything that moves
or stops anywhere.