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Old 02-03-2011, 11:33 AM
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Question Clutch install help please.

Can anyone explain this in english for me?





IMPORTANT NOTE: On 1997 and later models, the OEM clutch pressure plate has an adjustment ring that needs to be adjusted before installation, the new clutch set you purchased should come with instructions about how to adjust it properly, if it didn't come with instructions you can use these steps as a general guideline:


1- Place the flywheel and the new clutch pressure plate on a suitable press to all the fingers on the pressure plate down.


2- Rotate the adjusting ring integrated within the pressure plate to the extreme counterclockwise position until the springs on the adjuster ring are fully compressed.


3- Hold the adjuster ring in position while releasing the tension on the pressure plate fingers slowly, the clutch pressure plate is now adjusted and ready for installation.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:40 AM
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Huh?!?! My clutch kit didn't have any instructions like that at all. I just unbolted the old one and bolted the new one on while using the plastic installtion tool that came with it. Then torqued everything to specification.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:01 PM
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Ditto on that^^^ never heard or seen anything like this. I swapped over my truck to manual but bought aftermarket pressure plate. That did not have an adjustment
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:43 PM
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I have never heard of that. Where did it come from...china?
I think you need to get another clutch.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Clutch install help please.

Thanks for the fast reply.
http://www.howstuffinmycarworks.com/..._Clutch_3.html
Here is a copy of the link I got my info from.

You see, I cannot stab the tranny back in the engine. It seems something is holding it up. I know you need to have it aligned just right and all but seems like to me I'm missing something. Wich led me to the above link.

Doe you have to compress the throw-out bearing and lock it out. Because there is an access hole on the side of the tranny to the bearing for some reason?

Or do I just need to get under there and wrestle that sumbich somemore?
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:23 PM
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there should be a c-clip on the out put shaft of the trans that holds the T/O bearing back
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the fast reply.
http://www.howstuffinmycarworks.com/..._Clutch_3.html
Here is a copy of the link I got my info from.

You see, I cannot stab the tranny back in the engine. It seems something is holding it up. I know you need to have it aligned just right and all but seems like to me I'm missing something. Wich led me to the above link.

Doe you have to compress the throw-out bearing and lock it out. Because there is an access hole on the side of the tranny to the bearing for some reason?

Or do I just need to get under there and wrestle that sumbich somemore?
wrestle the sombitch in there.....you obviously used an alignment tool when you put the PP on right? and you are turning the PP as you are sliding the tranny in so that it will align right? Also there is a angle iron bracket thing that gets held on by the top 2 bolts it is holds wires........ make sure it is not sandwiched between the engine and the tranny
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:12 PM
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there should be a c-clip on the out put shaft of the trans that holds the T/O bearing back
When I took the tranny off the motor it was not touched. All I did was change the fly wheel. So in theory it should just go right back together. I guess my question is do you have to commpress the throw out bearring down somehow to get it to go together? Thanks in advance

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wrestle the sombitch in there.....you obviously used an alignment tool when you put the PP on right? and you are turning the PP as you are sliding the tranny in so that it will align right? Also there is a angle iron bracket thing that gets held on by the top 2 bolts it is holds wires........ make sure it is not sandwiched between the engine and the tranny
Yes sir used the alignment tool and me an two friends tried to jiggle it in. Whe also where rotating the shaft while doing so yes. So I am a little stumped. Between the three of us we should have got that sucker to go but didn't. Makes me feel like I'm missing something. Shouldn't be too difficult right.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:45 AM
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Yeah, everything has to be just right. To get it to fully mate up, I had to use bolts to draw the engine and transmission together. They would not just slide together no matter what I did. Of course, I was proabably doing the opposite of what you are doing since I was doing an engine change at the time. I used a ratcheting cargo strap to adjust the angle of the transmission while "sliding" engine in place.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Clutch install help please.

some are self adjusting, mine was not.. when I ordered mine I asked about the self adjusting, Mazda said they dnt offer that style any more.. do you have/or can get me some pics of your pressure plate? I can verify is it is self adj' or not..

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Yeah, everything has to be just right. To get it to fully mate up, I had to use bolts to draw the engine and transmission together. They would not just slide together no matter what I did. Of course, I was proabably doing the opposite of what you are doing since I was doing an engine change at the time. I used a ratcheting cargo strap to adjust the angle of the transmission while "sliding" engine in place.
some are known to slide right up to seat point, some have to be drawn together by tightening the bolts..
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:21 PM
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Default Re: Clutch install help please.

Thanks for everyones input. I am waiting for the sun to show itself before I go into round 2. Any more input is greatly appreciated
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:22 PM
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It's in. Had to crack the bleeder valve on the slave so it would compress.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:23 PM
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Wow, really??? o_O
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:35 PM
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It's in. Had to crack the bleeder valve on the slave so it would compress.
that is bizarre........had you hooked the line up to the slave before you bolted the tranny together........i am confused........
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:48 PM
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Nope hooked up after. What part are you confused about?

When you unhook the hydrolic line from the tranny the system is still pressurized.

So I cracked open the bleeder valve above the slave to relieve the pressure pushed in the slave and the resistance was gone and she went in.
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