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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.
Remove all engine oil pan fasteners except two nuts at rear of engine.
Separate the engine oil pan from the front cover.
Disconnect the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor wire.
Remove engine front cover.
Pry the oil seal from the front cover.
Inspect the front cover seal area and crankshaft balancer seal area for damage.
Rotate the crankshaft until the timing marks on the crankshaft and the camshaft sprockets are aligned.
Remove the crankshaft position sensor reluctor ring.
NOTE: Free play on the slack side of the camshaft timing chain must measure less than 0.43 inch (11Mm) or timing chain and sprockets must be replaced.
Remove the camshaft sprocket bolts.
Remove the camshaft sprocket.
Remove the camshaft timing chain.
NOTE: Do not turn the crankshaft assembly after the timing chain has been removed in order to prevent damage to the piston assemblies or the valves.
Remove the crankshaft sprocket using J 5825-A.
Remove the crankshaft balancer woodruff keys (if required).
Install the crankshaft balancer woodruff keys into the crankshaft.
Align the crankshaft sprocket keyway with the crankshaft balancer woodruff key.
WARNING Wear eye protection when installing crankshaft sprocket.
Use J 5590 to install crankshaft sprocket.
Install the camshaft sprocket and camshaft timing chain.
Ensure that the crankshaft sprocket alignment mark is in the 12 o'clock position and the camshaft sprocket alignment mark is at the 6 o'clock position.
Install the camshaft sprocket bolts and tighten the camshaft sprocket bolts;
Torque to: 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
Install the crankshaft position sensor reluctor ring until completely seated against crankshaft sprocket.
NOTE: The composite type engine front cover and seal must not be reused. Always install a new engine cover with a new seal.
Install new engine front cover and bolts.
Torque bolts to: 106 in. lbs. (12 Nm)
Clean sealer from corners of oil pan gasket where it meets the engine front cover.
Apply a 0.196 in (5 mm) bead of adhesive, GM P/N 12346141 or equivalent, 1.0 in (25 mm) long to the engine front cover to engine block junction.
Timing chain is only available in the 3.3L and 3.8L engines.
Yours has a belt. (if you're SURE its a 3.0L)
Here is the info on changing it...
3.0L Engine The timing belt can be inspected by removing the upper front outer timing belt cover. Working
on any engine (especially overhead camshaft engines) requires much care
be given to valve timing. It is good practice to set the engine up at
TDC No. 1 cylinder firing position before beginning work. Verify that
all timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets are properly
aligned before removing the timing belt and starting camshaft service.
This serves as a point of reference for all work that follows. Valve
timing is very important and engine damage will result if the work is
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the accessory drive belts. Remove the engine mount insulator from the engine support bracket.
Remove the engine support bracket. Remove the crankshaft pulleys and torsional damper. Remove the timing belt covers.
Rotate the crankshaft until the sprocket timing marks are
aligned. The crankshaft sprocket timing mark should align with the oil
pump timing mark. The rear camshaft sprocket timing mark should align
with the generator bracket timing mark and the front camshaft sprocket
timing mark should align with the inner timing belt cover timing mark.
If the belt is to be reused, mark the direction of rotation on the belt for installation reference.
Loosen the timing belt tensioner bolt and remove the timing belt.
If necessary, remove the timing belt tensioner.
Remove the crankshaft sprocket flange shield and crankshaft sprocket.
Hold the camshaft sprocket using spanner tool MB990775, or
equivalent, and remove the camshaft sprocket bolt and washer. Remove
the camshaft sprocket.
Install the camshaft sprocket on the camshaft with the retaining
bolt and washer. Hold the camshaft sprocket using spanner tool
MB990775, or equivalent, and tighten the bolt to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
Install the crankshaft sprocket.
If removed, install the timing belt tensioner and tensioner
spring. Hook the spring upper end to the water pump pin and the lower
end to the tensioner bracket with the hook out.
Turn the timing belt tensioner counterclockwise full travel in
the adjustment slot and tighten the bolt to temporarily hold it in this
Rotate the crankshaft sprocket until its timing mark is aligned with the oil pump timing mark.
Rotate the rear camshaft sprocket until its timing mark is aligned with the timing mark on the generator bracket.
Rotate the front (radiator side) camshaft sprocket until its mark
is aligned with the timing mark on the inner timing belt cover.
Install the timing belt on the crankshaft sprocket while keeping the belt tight on the tension side.
Position the timing belt over the front camshaft sprocket
(radiator side). Next, position the belt under the water pump pulley,
then over the rear camshaft sprocket and finally over the tensioner.
Apply rotating force in the opposite direction to the front
camshaft sprocket (radiator side) to create tension on the timing belt
tension side. Check that all timing marks are aligned.
Install the crankshaft sprocket flange.
Loosen the tensioner bolt and allow the tensioner spring to tension the belt.
Rotate the crankshaft 2 full turns in a clockwise direction. Turn the crankshaft smoothly and in a clockwise direction only.
Align the timing marks. If all marks are aligned, tighten the
tensioner bolt to 250 inch lbs. (28 Nm). Otherwise repeat the
Install the timing belt covers. Install the engine support
bracket. Tighten the support bracket mounting bolts to 35 ft. lbs. (47
Install the engine mount insulator, torsional damper and
crankshaft pulleys. Tighten the crankshaft pulley bolt to 112 ft. lbs.
Install the accessory drive belts and adjust them to the proper tension.
Reconnect the negative battery cable.
Run the engine and check for proper operation. Road test the vehicle.
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Fig. Timing belt tensioner index marks-Ford 2.0L (VIN 3) engines
Always replace the timing belt after loosening or removing it.
Install the timing belt.
Engage the timing belt tensioner tab into the timing cover back plate.
Adjust the timing belt tensioner until the index marks are aligned. Tighten the tensioner bolt to 17-20 ft. lbs. (22-28 Nm).
Remove the camshaft alignment tool and the crankshaft TDC peg.
Install or connect the following:
Timing belt coversCrankshaft pulley. Tighten the bolt to 81-89 ft. lbs. (110-120 Nm).Valve coverWater pump pulleyAccessory drive belt and idler pulleyRight inner splash shieldRight front wheelCatalytic converterSpark plugsNegative battery cable