Sunday, June 15, 2008

AE86 Tip #86-2: Clutch Install

I'm sure most people have seen this trick, but if not read closely. Loosening and tightening the flywheel bolts and pressure plate bolts can be a real pain if you don't have the correct tools to hold the flywheel. Rather than buy some trick tool from Snap-On or questionable from Harbor Freight, here's 2 i've used with good success.

One way is to use a transmission bolt and a 17mm socket. Setup as shown in the above picture. Note that the socket in this position will loose the bolts. Position the socket on the other side to tighten up the bolts.

Another method would require a custom part. What i used here was from an old 4AG flex plate. Cut a piece of it off and drill a hole.

Attach as shown above, you may need washers to space the flex plate correctly. Once properly position it works like a charm.
All these cost nothing and are very easy to setup.

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