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Installed new hays clutch (85-112 kit-11) , pressure plate and throw out bearing on ZZ454 with a lakewood bell housing. I can't maintain .030 clearance between cluh disc and flywheel without lo

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  • Don Oller Jan 15, 2013

    How much can I increase the space between the flywheel and the clutch face without causing slipage?



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Are you sure the clutch disc is installed in the correct direction?
Admittedly, I haven't seen the clutch disc for a Mitsubishi 3000GT, but I have seen my share in many makes of vehicles.

The clutch disc may be one of those that will install in either direction. Some clutch discs are made so that the inner hub with springs, can be installed towards the crankshaft, or towards the tranny.

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I too have a 2003 Ranger and am on my second clutch, master clyinder and slave cylinder at 90k miles. Assuming all parts are installed correctly I would check the slave cylinder next to the master in engine compartment--it is the small plastic resevoir. Don't bother trying to bleed as you are wasting your time. Remove rubber boot after removing cap and you will probably find a lack of fluid or dirt in bottom. It has a one way valve and once you **** in dirt and air it's all over. It comes primed with fluid from the factory--I belive the part is made in France. Also when you remove you will have to break plastic washer under dash which is worth about $.02, but Ford charges around $30--it connects linkage with master cylinder. Replace master and the washer and you will probably have clutch pedal and be able to engage gears.

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SOURCE: Put in new clutch, pressure plate, throw out

must of left something loose or something is floating around in there.mabee one of the clutch cover bolts fell out. anyway looks like you will have to take it back apart, no other way around it.also you didnt mention whether you took off the flywheel but it could be loose

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if you have bled the system properly,the only answer is you have fitted the friction plate on backwards.....(the word front,printed,on the metal centre goes toward you/facing you.)check to see if you have full travel on the actuating lever when pedal is fully depressed....

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you need to check the Throw out bearing, the Cherokee XJ has a Hydraulic Throw out bearing. the slave cylinder is Inside the bell housing and the transmission and everything needs to be removed to get to it. You will see two hydraulic lines that go from the slave calendar to the throw out bearing. chances are that the bearing is bad, maybe the roller part is ok, but the part that expands to push on the pressure plate is bad. I had this and it was my first hydraulic bearing, but it is a pain, because everything has to be removed to get to it. good luck.

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Hello dennis i hope you would please help me my 98 dodge ram 1500 has had clutch replaced 3 times keeps coming out first two bearrings out of pressure plate last time clutch center came apart little o


Obviously you have a major problem with the clutch and related items. Have you checked for a good Pilot Bearing in the end of the Crankshaft? Have you used a Dial Indicator with a Magnetic Base stuck to the Flywheel and indicated the main Pilot Hole of the Bell Housing to determine if it is perfectly centered in relation to the Crankshaft? If it is not concentric within less than 0.005" then you have to get some offset dowel pins made to correct the concentricity problem.

I don't understand the Pressure Plate problem. You state that 2 bearings failed in the Pressure Plate? You mean the bearings on the Clutch Fingers? I just don't understand this unless they were damaged while installing the transmission. As to tearing out the center of the Clutch Disc this can also be caused by the lack of a proper Pilot Bearing and proper bell housing alignment concentric with the Crankshaft. It is imperative when installing the Transmission to place it in Gear and lock the Tailshaft so you can align the spline while sliding it into the Bell Housing and Clutch Disc. Once up to the Bell Housing take it out of gear so you can align the Bolt Holes. Tighten the Bolts to factory Torque specifications. Also, the proper Throw Out Bearing and Clutch Fork including whatever the fork pivots on. I have encountered many Bell Housings and/or Blocks where the Dowel Pins or Dowel Pin Holes in the Bell housing have been as much as 0.090" out of specification in relation to Crankshaft Centerline. I used to be an NHRA Stock & Super Stock Racer and have built hundreds of engines and aligned an equal quantity of Bell Housings for the manual shift vehicles.

Another thing that is very important is the Face of the Bell Housing where the Transmission mounts to it must also be indicated to less than 0.002" in relation to the Crankshaft so that everything is properly aligned. All Transmissions must have the proper Front Bearing Retainer with minimal clearance to the hole in the Bell Housing. This is a must as the objective is to have a perfectly straight line alignment from the true centerline of the crankshaft all the way through the transmission. Equally important is the Transmission Tailshaft bearing and Slip Yoke on the driveshaft. It all inter-relates to a perfectly straight line in perfect alignment with the Crankshaft Centerline.

Hopefully this information will help you understand just how critical the alignment of the Crankshaft, Bell Housing and Transmission is to proper assembly and Clutch life. All parts must have the correct sizes and minimal clearances and Alignment for long life and reliability.

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99 f550 cluch will not disengage. It sounded like a bearing was squealing when I would push in the cluch. Do you know if this has a hydraulic slave cylinder that may not be disengaging? Is there a throw...

You should be able to remove a cover or inspection plate at the bottom of the ****** bell housing to inspect and visually see the throw out bearing. It sound like it (the throw out bearing) completely went out or damaged the fingers it rests on to disengage the pressure plate. All clutches are pretty much the same. Flywheel bolts to the rear of the crankshaft with a pilot bearing in the center for the input shaft. The clutch disk is sandwiched between the flywheel and retained in place by the pressure plate. Followed by the throw out bearing which is operated by the release fork. You could have a bad slave cylinder, but that would not be the source for the squealing you hear. Sounds like it's time to replace the clutch assembly.

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We just got a 1985 F350, we need to replace the clutch and not sure exactly how to go about it...we have the transmission down and the clutch kit just need to know where to go from there. Thanks to anyone...

The first thing to do is to have the flywheel re-surfaced because a warped flywheel will cause the clutch to chatter or shudder when you let up the clutch pedal, and also be certain that the pilot bearing is replaced, it can be difficult to remove the pilot bearing from the end of the crankshaft and you will most likely need to obtain a good pilot bearing puller to remove it.

Clean the bell-housing and the rear of the engine block while the flywheel is being re-surfaced, and be sure that all of the old clutch material and dust has been cleaned from the bell-housing and the rear of the engine block, and contamination from an old clutch disk will lead to early clutch failure.

After the flywheel has been installed and torqued down, then you will need to mount the clutch disk and the pressure-plate assembly together onto the flywheel, and be sure that the clutch disk is facing the right way (usually the spring hub will go towards the pressure-plate assembly), and then start to install the pressure-plate assembly bolts but only hand tighten them for now. After the bolts have been started then use the clutch disk alignment tool that should have come with the clutch kit to align the clutch disk with the pilot bearing, and when you have it aligned so that the alignment tool easily slips through the clutch disk and into the pilot bearing, then tighten down the bolts to the pressure-plate assembly one turn at a time in a criss-cross pattern until the pressure-plate assembly is flush with the flywheel and then you can torque down the pressure-plate assembly bolts. This is a critical step and the better aligned that you get the disk and pilot bearing, and the easier it is to remove and replace the alignment tool, the easier it will be to install the transmission, and the transmission input shaft should slip smoothly through the clutch disk and into the pilot bearing and not have any difficulties mounting up to the engine, and if the transmission hangs up when you are installing it and and the transmission input shaft does not go straight in through the clutch disk and into the pilot bearing, it can damage the clutch hub and the clutch will chatter or shudder when you let the clutch pedal up, and it will shorten the life of the clutch.

After the clutch has been aligned then install the throw-out/release bearing onto the transmission input shaft collar and the throw-out/release bearing fork, and use a lithium based grease on the pivot points of the throw-out/release bearing fork and where the fork contacts the throw-out/release bearing, and if it did not come greased, then lightly grease the inside of the throw-out/release bearing with a lithium based grease and do not over do it on the grease, you want just enough grease to keep the throw-out bearing and the input shaft collar lubricated but still have a smooth operation to it, and you do not want to damage the clutch from oil or grease contamination as this will cause the new clutch disk to slip.

The transmission can now be installed into the vehicle and be careful not to hang the transmission input shaft on the clutch disk or the clutch disk will be damaged. I hope that this information will help you to replace that clutch with a proper quality repair that you will get the most out of.

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