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Yes. As you tighten the pressure plate mounting bolts the fingers should move toward the pressure plate.
Posted on Apr 18, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are working on a Mazda Protege, I can help you. I had the very same problem and finally found that there is no "plate" to remove. There is an open "slot" that you can see from under the driver side of the car, looking to the passenger side very near the center beam at the bottom of the transmission, where it connects to the engine. Once you find it and shine a flashlight at it, you will see the flywheel.
I had _no_ luck using a screw driver to jam the flywheel gear, I DID have luck using a 1 inch wood chisel, but it is a hassle.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
1.Flywheel - 61 to 69 Foot Pounds
2.Pressure Plate - 25 to 33 Foot Pounds
3.Bell Housing - No specs found. I would say 25 to 35 foot pounds should be sufficient.
Bolts clean on ->flywheel to crank, ->pressure plate to flywheel, and ->bell housing to back of engine, I would use TWO drops of Loctite Red threadlocker, on ALL of these bolts.
Hope you have an alignment tool for your clutch disk when you install it. Auto parts stores sell the plastic one's cheap! Saves a LOT of headaches!
Tighten the pressure plate EVENLY! Snug the bolts down until they just TOUCH, then go in a criss-cross pattern when tightening. Do the tightening in incremental stages! You turn one bolt one thread, you go across to the opposite side, and turn that bolt one thread. Keep criss-crossing so the pressure plate goes down EVENLY. (YES, it's a pain in the keister!)
If NOT, you'll have a warped pressure plate, and it will be junk!
Thanks for letting me say that, I feel better.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
Bad news . you have a DMF - dual mass flywheel which has two moving parts joined by springs to take the shock out the driveline - only trouble yours might have just one ! Only way to know for sure is to drop it all out but it is a know fault when the drive goes like yours.
Go to ITOCUK.CO.UK and see the posts by red robbo for some good pictures to see whats what .
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
you need to remove the engine. your flywheel is bolted to your crankshaft
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
Testimonial: "Wow..ya must think i'm a...Had decided to remove yesterday. Gathering hydraulic lift frame & engine stand. On ya tburtk. Iknow...next move. Cheers"
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