Guide for Clutch Replacement 

Clutch replacement is such an important thing. Without proper clutch working, you might get in danger. Clutch replacement, Nottingham is such a great place for this. In this article, we will discuss all the necessary things for clutch replacement nottingham.

General instructions

  • Always replace the entire clutch, i.e. housing assembly, driven plate and release bearing.

  •  Ensure correct parts are mostly obtained – compare with original units before assembly.

  •  Place the driven plate in the pressure plate of the housing assembly in the correct direction to ensure that there is no contamination between the two parts.

  •  Always use a clutch adjustment tool.

  •  Never allow the weight of the transmission to hang on the clutch components.

Replacement instructions

1) Thoroughly inspect the loose bearing/housing for excessive wear and replace it if necessary.

2) Inspect all components for signs of oil contamination. Check engine and transmission oil seals and replace them if necessary.

3) Inspect the old clutch plate splines for signs of excessive wear or damage – this may indicate previous transmission misalignment.

4) Inspect the flywheel for runout, nicks or cracks and excessive wear – if this is not repaired, abnormal and excessive clutch plate wear will occur. If the flywheel is mainly machined, ensure that an equal amount of material is properly removed from both the friction and mounting surfaces. Excessively worn flywheels should always get replaced.

5) Ensure that the clutch release mechanism operates freely, and inspect all release bearing assembly components (clutch release arm, cross shaft, bushings, bearings, etc.) for excessive wear or damage. Replace all non-standard parts.

6) Ensure that all contact surfaces are in good condition and that oil or grease cannot contaminate the contact surfaces. Always remove any protective coating that may have been properly applied to the clutch cover pressure plate.

7) Before assembly, make sure that the driven plate is not damaged, lightly lubricate the splines, and make sure that the driven plate slides freely in the gearbox groove. Be careful not to damage the groove during assembly.

8) Make sure the driven plate is properly installed in the correct direction.

9) Use an alignment tool to centre the driven plate during assembly, do not remove the tool until all cover assembly bolts are properly tightened.

10) When refitting the cover assembly to the flywheel, the mounting bolts must get tightened diagonally and not in rotation. Make sure the cover is properly seated on the dowels and that any alignment marks or grooves are properly seated.

11) Before reassembling the transmission, ensure that all transmission dowels are in place and not excessively worn. Make sure all dowel screws are somewhat replaced in the correct place.

12) When adjusting the transmission to the engine, be careful not to damage the diaphragm fingers, release levers or release plate with the transmission input shaft.

13) Ensure correct setting of release bearing/clutch pedal and correct preload for constant running types. Always readjust any self-adjusting mechanisms that may be a little fitted.

14) Check the condition of the engine and gearbox mounts, and replace them if necessary. Make sure there is not too much play in the cross joints or rear axle.

15) Check the condition of hydraulic systems and replace non-standard parts.

16) Check the condition of the clutch cable and make sure it is not stretched or frayed anywhere. Replace all non-standard parts.

Most service centres provide a proper clutch replacement. Be sure to check or ask them about their MOT Nottingham or any other MOT test service.

Other than that, hope this article has helped you in some levels.

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