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hold the clutch plate against the flywheel and try to rotate
if it is wrong the hub section will hit on the flywheel bolt heads
practice dictates that the raised section ( bit with the springs in the housing of the clutch plate) faces the gear box so that there is clearance to those springs to the flywheel bolt heads
besides that if you have a new clutch plate if will have " this side to the flywheel" printed on it
Genewrally speaking you need to remove the gear box. UNdo the bolts holding the clutch pressure plate on the flywheel. . Do this by undoing each bolt a few turns at a time. Remove pressure plate and clutch plate. Clean flywheel face. Remove bearing at center of crankshaft and replace as it will be dry and probably rusty. Fit new clutch plate taking care to observe the correct way the plate is fitted. Normally the raised hub section faces away from the flywheel. THis can be checked by pressing the plate against the flywheel and turning it and it it hits the crank bolts you have it in the wrong way round. Fit the pressure plate over the plate and insert the bolts. Some units have 2 or 4 bolts longer than the restand this is to allow the plate to be depressed a fraction to allow the other bolts to screw in. Place a clutch aligning tool through the clutch plate and into the bearing. Evenly retension the pressure plate bolts going alternately across the cover a bit at a time . When retensioned remove the clutch aligning tool. Remove and replace the throw out bearing on the clutch release forks. Ensure that the clutch kit is all new as mixing parts will not work. Refit the gear box. Basically that is the proceedure but to be exact get the manual for your vehicle to cover any extra steps needed for that vehicle.
The clutch plate can only be fitted one way. If you noticed one side of the plate has a raised section that contains springs. The other side is flat. Puting the plate the wrong way round allows the raised section to hit the heads of the flywheel bolts and this is causing the clutch to spin even though you have the foot on the clutch. Make sure you have properly bled the air from the clutch system. Mostly there is a notice printed on the clutch plate which reads like flywheel side or this side away from flywheel
look at the clutch plate centre hub. The side which fits to the pressure plate is generally raised further than the side which fits to the flywheel side if you have the old pressure plate and clutch plate, look at the pattern on the clutch plate, it will be emulated on the pressure plate..
Hope that you have had the flywheel 'skimmed' to ensure good contact with the clutch plate. It would be a good thing to also check the spigot or nose bearing / bushing in the flywheel. All should be replaced as a set, pressure plate, spigot bearing,clutch plate, release / throwout bearing and the flywheel skimmed.or replaced if necessary.
It is a fiddle but drop the l/h side of the subframe down, pull the shafts, jack the engine a bit and seperate the box and you can just unbolt the cover plate, slide it back and lift out the centre plate, then the cover plate comes out, you have to align the new ones by feeling the alignment in the 3 gaps round the edge, fiddly but save a heap of time