As drivers, we will run into situations where one of the car’s components will break. Sometimes we can easily afford to pay for someone to replace the system but there will be times that you will have to do it yourself, provided you know how to do it.
The clutch can be in either one of the following: front or rear end of the car. Different cars are made as front wheel drive cars or rear wheel drive cars. To replace the front clutch will need more patience as it is trickier to remove from its spot.
The hydraulic clutch system is comprised of many pieces. This includes the clutch plate, the pressure plate, a release bearing and release fork, the operating cylinder and master cylinder, a hydraulic line, the joint and the pedal.
Firstly, you will need to check the flywheel. Sometimes the problem may be that the flywheel will need to be machined. Before changing the clutch, you will also need to remove the gearbox to avoid damaging that part.
Changing most components would require you to jack the car up. Where the clutch is, is where you should place the jack. You will then need to remove the transaxle by unhooking the clutch cable and the battery cable that is blocking the kit.
Now, you will have to remove the bolts that are holding the engine mount. This is also useful when removing the transaxle easily. You will only need to remove one of the engine mounts in order to do a clutch kit replacement. Removing the transaxle will also require you to remove bolts around the flywheel bell housing.
You have now removed the transaxle and are ready to reach for the damaged component. You will need to loosen the bolts of the pressure plate to slide the clutch disc out. After machining or replacing the flywheel, make sure that any dirt has been removed from the crankshaft flange so that the flywheel turns correctly. You can now put a brand new clutch disc in place.
From here, everything you did is in reverse. To replace the transaxle you need to align the part with the spindled hole of the disc. Move the transaxle until the input shaft glides into the spindled hole of the clutch disc. All bolts should be tightened correctly before removing the jack. Loose bolts can cause major problems and hefty repairs.
You must have experience in the motor repair industry to know exactly how to replace a clutch kit without damaging other components of the car. A qualified technician or mechanic will easily do the job for you so that you don’t have to.