CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE
Disconnect negative battery cable. Disconnect clutch master cylinder push rod. Raise vehicle and remove starter. Disconnect clutch slave cylinder hydraulic line by pressing White retainer bushing with Disconnect Tool (T88T-70522-A) while pulling on line. See Fig. 8.
Remove transmission. See TRANSMISSION under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Place reference mark on pressure plate and flywheel for reassembly reference. Loosen pressure plate-to-flywheel bolts evenly until springs are expanded. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc.
Clean pressure plate and flywheel surface with alcohol-based solvent. Place clutch disc on flywheel. Align disc center with pilot bearing using old input shaft or clutch pilot shaft.
Place pressure plate on flywheel and align reference mark. Tighten bolts evenly in a crisscross sequence. Remove clutch pilot shaft. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.
CLUTCH RELEASE BEARING
Removal (Internally Mounted Slave Cylinder)
With transmission removed, twist release bearing and carrier assembly until resistance is felt. Turning the assembly further will allow the preload spring to push the bearing assembly from the slave cylinder. See Fig. 9.
MD11Installation (Internally Mounted Slave Cylinder)
Prior to installation, lubricate bearing bore and bearing carrier with multipurpose grease. Install release bearing assembly to clutch slave cylinder by pushing into place.
Fig. 9: Servicing Clutch Release Bearing
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
CLUTCH PILOT BEARING
Remove the transmission. Refer to TRANSMISSION under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Remove the pressure plate and the clutch disc. Refer to CLUTCH DISC & PRESSURE PLATE under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Use Impact Slide Hammer Puller (T58L-101-B) to remove pilot bearing.
Lightly coat crankshaft bore with lithium-based grease. Using Bearing Driver (T71P-7137-H) and Adapter (T74P-7137-A), install pilot bearing with seal toward transmission. Install clutch disc, pressure plate and transmission.
Friday, November 28th, 2008 AT 8:33 PM