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Clutch does anyone know how to replace a clutch disc

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Buy the book and read it, replacing a clutch on a front wheel drive car is a lot of work.. if you do it put the front of the car on jack stands.. remove both front tires and wheels..make sure you support the engine enough for your own safety. replace all the clutch parts while you are there, disk, cover, throwout bearing.. .. buy quality parts preferably made in Japan or the USA.. good luck

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I have a 1989 Ford BroncoII 2wd clutch will not engage replace the slave cylinder master cylinder bled the clutch still won't engage. No air in clutch whatsoever. anyone have an idea?

Can you see the slave cylinder moving when the clutch depressed. If so, problem most likely internal to clutch. Possible broken shift fork... seized throw out bearing..... damaged pressure plate.... worn out clutch disc. The tranny will have to be removed for inspection

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There is the possibility that the "disc part" of the clutch assembly was defective. Two of them being defective is a very small possibility. Does anyone else operate the vehicle besides yourself?. The clutch disc is a very heavy duty part. Quality parts are also an issue. The clutch needs to be from a quality supplier such as Volvo...or a good clutch manufacturer...Sachs...Luk...Etc. The clutch the garage put in may have been an aftermarket part from a vendor that has very low quality control. Shredding the disc requires abuse or a defect in the manufacturing process. Heat from abuse is usually what causes the ultimate failure of a clutch disc, especially shredding of the surface. Insure the garage is checking the straightness of the input shaft on the transmission. This shaft "carries" the disc and allows it to transmit the power from the engine to the transmission. If this shaft is bent...the disc will be allowed to move up and down while it is rotating...which would exacerbate the wear and allow premature failure. The flywheel surface which is in contact with the disc should have been machined to a very smooth finish to insure proper wear characteristics of the disc. If it was not machined it should have been replaced.
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I need to know how to replace the clutch in a 1993 colt vista

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Fig. Fig. 1: Clutch release bearing - 1990 Colt hatchback and sedan w/ 1.6L engine, 1990 Colt Wagon w/1.8L engine, and 1990-93 Vista

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Fig. Fig. 2: Clutch driven and drive discs - 1990-93 all models

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Fig. Fig. 3: Clutch release bearing - 1990 Colt Wagon w/1.5L engine, 1991-92 Colt hatchback and sedan w/4-speed and 1993 Colt hatchback and sedan w/1.8L engine

  1. Remove the transmission or transaxle as outlined.
  2. Insert a pilot shaft or an old input shaft into the center of the clutch disc, pressure plate, and the pilot bearing in the crankshaft.
  3. With the pilot tool supporting the clutch disc, loosen the pressure plate bolts gradually and in a crisscross pattern.
  4. Remove the pressure plate and clutch disc.
  5. Clean the transmission and clutch housing. Clean the flywheel surface with a non-oil based solvent. Wash your hands before installing or handling the clutch assembly parts. Hold the clutch disc by the center hub only.

Before assembly, slide the clutch disc up and down on the transmission input shaft to check for any binding. Remove any rough spots with crocus cloth and then lightly coat the shaft with Lubriplate.
  1. To remove the throwout bearing assembly: Remove the return clip and take out the throwout bearing carrier and the bearing.
  2. To replace the throwout arm use a / 16 in. punch, knock out the throwout shaft spring pin and remove the shaft, springs, and the center lever.
  3. Do not immerse the throwout bearing in solvent; it is permanently lubricated. Blow and wipe it clean. Check the bearing for wear, deterioration, or burning. Replace the bearing if there is any question about its condition.
  4. Check the shafts, lever, and springs for wear and defects. Replace them if necessary.
  5. If you hadn't planned on replacing the clutch disc, examine it for the following before reusing it. Loose rivets. Burned facing. Oil or grease on the facing. Less than 0.3mm left between the rivet head and the top of the facing.
  6. Check the pressure plate and replace it if any of the following conditions exist: Scored or excessively worn. Bent or distorted diaphragm spring. Loose rivets.
  7. Insert the control lever into the clutch housing. Install the two return springs and the throwout shaft.
  8. Lock the shift lever to the shaft with the spring pin.
  9. Fill the shaft oil seal with multipurpose grease.
  10. Install the throwout bearing carrier and the bearing. Install the return clip.
  11. Grease the carrier groove and inner surface.
  12. Lightly grease the clutch disc splines.

The clutch is installed with the larger boss facing the transmission.
  1. Support the clutch disc and pressure plate with the pilot tool.
  2. Turn the pressure plate so that its balance mark aligns with the notch in the flywheel.
  3. Install the pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts head-tight. Using a torque wrench and, working in a crisscross pattern, tighten the bolts to 11-15 ft. lbs.
  4. Install the transmission or transaxle as outlined.
  5. Adjust the clutch as described in the following information.

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Your 1987 Porsche has transmission G50 only.You need to get clutch which comes with rubber centered clutch disc.You can get spring plate clutch disc but these will transfer the trany noise toward the front and you will not like it.So get the factory clutch.


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I dont know were the clutch cable ajustment is.

There is no clutch cable. The single, dry disc type clutch uses a hydraulically operated master cylinder and a release cylinder mounted on the clutch housing. The clutch release cylinder is not adjustable. Clearance is automatically compensated for by internal design of the cylinder.

If your clutch is not releasing properly, the most likely cause is a worn out clutch disc, which will require more travel to disengage than the hydraulic system is designed to provide. It is either this, or your master and/or slave cylinders need replacement.

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When i put the 1st gear it vibrates before pulling off.

You may need to have you clutch replaced. This is usually a sign of a bad disc. If the clutch is replaced, they will replace the pressure plate, disc, throw-out bearing, pinion bearing. This will (should) take care of this issue. I just last week replaced my clutch (was doing the same thing). It is also caused from not accelerating enough before (while letting out the clutch, so the clutch is jumping back and forth.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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Jan 20, 2011 | 2001 Audi A4

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How to put in a clutch

It always makes good sense to mark parts before disassembling them. Clutch parts are balanced at the factory while on the engine. If the clutch cover is to be used again, it should be replaced in its original position. Make a centerpunch mark on the flywheel and on the clutch.
Use a HEPA vacuum to vacuum any asbestos dust from the assembly before disassembling it. Asbestos fibers can pass through a regular vacuum bag.
Use an aligning arbor to hold the disc while removing the clutch cover.
f63-11.jpg Use an aligning arbor to hold the disc while removing the clutch cover. This will prevent it from falling accidentally. Unbolt the pressure plate bolts evenly to prevent bending the plate when the last bolt is removed. Carefully remove the assembly. Be careful not to drop the parts; they are heavy.
Inspect the clutch parts for damage. You will want to determine the cause before replacing the parts. A repeat failure must be avoided.
Use hot soapy water, brake parts cleaner, or alcohol to clean off any grease from clutch parts. Metal surfaces can be deglazed with sandpaper.
Do not wash clutch parts in solvent. Solvent contains oil that will be absorbed into the friction surfaces of the metal.
A clutch cover assembly is usually replaced when a disc is worn. If it is unworn, it may be reused. If you choose to reuse a clutch cover that appears to be in good condition, inspect the pressure plate to see that it is flat.
To replace the clutch assembly:
  • Install the clutch cover.
  • Install the clutch disc.
  • Attach the disc and clutch cover to the flywheel.
  • Align the punch marks on the flywheel and clutch cover if the parts are being reused.
  • Align the clutch disc.

May 09, 2009 | 1995 Nissan Maxima

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To reduce clutch disc/plate problems, avoid riding the clutch whilst driving, ie having ur foot on the clutch pedal when the engine is in operation, especially wqhen the vehicle is in motion. You see the clutch disc is sandwiched between the flywheel of the engine & the pressure plate. When the driver presses the clutch pedal, the sandwiching of the clutch plate is released, so therefore no drive is being transmitted from the engine to the road wheels. This gives an effect as if the vehicle is in neutral (engine can be revved, with no movement or propulsion of the vehicle). When the driver releases the clutch pedal, the clutch disc is now sandwiched tightly causing the drive to be transmitted to the road wheels which will now cause the vehicle to be propelled.

Clutch discs are only replaced when there are problemes with clutching in and changing gears. After constant pressing of the clutch, the asbestos material on the clutch disc after a period grinds down (clutch disc becomes thinner), which in turn will reduce friction characteristics when all the elements are sandwiched. This causes a slipping effect, preventing the drive from being transmitted to the road wheels efficiently. This causes other problems such as high fuel consumption, erratic engaging of gears, hard selecttion of gears, heavy vibration of the vehicle, stalling; just to name a few. In most cases an unusual smell of the clutch disc is observed.

Also just by resting ur foot on the clutch pedal while engine is running can be dmagaing too. You see the clutch release bearing rests on the pressure plate, so when the clutch pedal is pressed by the driver, there is a degree of friction being placed on the bearing because the pressure plate is always rotating with the engine. The clutch release bearing is stationery until the clutch pedal is pressed by the driver, which sends it into the moving pressure plate, so less pressing on the clutch pedal the less friction between the bearing and the pressure plate. Only operate/press/place foot on the clutch when necessary

Dec 30, 2008 | Hyundai Motor 1995 Accent

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2000 Toyota Clutch replacement

Whenever you have additional floor mats in the vehicle, the clutch pedal does not go to the floor. This, in turn, prevents the clutch release mechanism from releasing the clutch disc fully from the flywheel. This causes premature clutch disc wear. I would agree that you need a clutch replacement.
The replacement is pretty straight forward, as long as your guy has the ability to support & hold the engine assembly while the transmission is removed.
No big mysteries on the clutch replacement.

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