2001 Dodge Dakota Replace clutch

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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 102,000 MILES
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010 AT 12:04 PM

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This is a somewhat big job. Here are the directions I came up with for you. If you have additional questions, let me know.

1.Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
2.Raise vehicle.
3.Remove transmission and clutch housing as assembly.
4.If pressure plate is being removed for access to another component, mark position of pressure plate cover on flywheel with small punch marks.
5.Loosen pressure plate cover bolts evenly and in rotation to relieve spring tension. Loosen bolts a few threads at a time to avoid warping cover.
6.Remove cover bolts, pressure plate and clutch disc.


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To install:

NOTE
Clean flywheel surface with solvent. Scuff sand surface with 120/180 grit emery cloth to remove minor scratches and glazing.

1.Check new clutch disc for runout and free operation on input shaft splines.
2.Lubricate crankshaft pilot bearing with a NLGI - 2 rated grease.
3.Position clutch disc on the flywheel.
4.Insert alignment tool or spare input shaft through clutch disc and into pilot bearing.
5.Verify that disc hub is positioned correctly. The raised portion of the hub faces away from the flywheel.
6.Position pressure plate cover over disc and on flywheel.
7.Install cover bolts finger tight.
8.Tighten cover bolts evenly (and in rotation) a few threads at a time. Cover bolts must be tightened evenly and to specified torque to avoid distorting cover.
9.Tighten cover bolts to:
5 / 16 in. bolts to 23 Nm (17 ft. lbs.).
3 / 8 in. bolts to 41 Nm (30 ft. lbs.).


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_5_21.jpg


10.Apply light coat of high temperature bearing grease to splines of transmission input shaft and to release bearing slide surface of front bearing retainer.

NOTE
Do not over-lubricate shaft splines. This could result in grease contamination of disc.

11.Install transmission as assembly.
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