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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is my clutch plate on backwards?

I just got the whole drivetrain back together and my clutch doesn't work. No matter what I do, it will not disengage the drive. I pulled the inspection cover and the throw out bearing is O.K. The clutch linkage looks good and tight too.

I asked our fleet mechanic and he advised that my clutch plate is in backwards. I know you guys would know for sure. The clutch plate is flat on one side and has a raised center section on the other. I installed it with the raised center section towards the flywheel, and flat side poining towards the tranny? Did I goof?

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Re: Is my clutch plate on backwards?

There's a good chance of it based on your description. I did it years ago on a '58 MGA after an engine rebuild.
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Re: Is my clutch plate on backwards?

Did it sit flat with the friction surface against the flywheel face the way you installed it? Or did the raised surface you placed against the flywheel make contact with the flywheel and thus produce continuous drag?

Sure does sound possible you put in in backwards. There's more room for that raised surface in the centre to stick out the hole in the pressure plate than towards the flywheel. I seem to recall thinking about it as well when I put mine together, but when I put the friction disk against the flywheel one way, it was obvious that it was not making proper contact.
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Re: Is my clutch plate on backwards?

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I installed it with the raised center section towards the flywheel, and flat side poining towards the tranny? Did I goof?


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To make a simple answer to that question: <font color="red">YES</font color>

The flat side goes to the flywheel with the raised area into the center of the pressure plate, how you got that to fit that way [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] confusses me [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
But it happens all the time [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

I know its a lot of work to change out but that will have to be done. You may even have to replace the clutch disc. Check it out good when you pull it back out.
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Had to be hard to get the pressure plate to bolt up. How did you do that? Were the bolt long enough to draw it in? [img]images/graemlins/spank.gif[/img]
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Re: Is my clutch plate on backwards?

Hate to tell you this but;ooops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
buy another disc and pull the clutch back out.the side that sticks out on the disc always(unless it's aweird saab or vw or one model porche that I don't remember!) goes on the pressure plate side. Wasn't it really hard to start the pressure plate bolts??!!!
anyways you'll never make this mistake again!
have fun it's your jeep!

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Just hope it did not mess up the flywheel bolts, Guy at the shop that redid my 134 F-head told me "I put the clutch plate on for you" well I said thanks but that was not on my mind after I got it back in and running. The worst noise in the world came out of the clutch. Yes you put it in backwards. Sorry

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Re: Is my clutch plate on backwards?

Thanks everybody. Much appreciated.
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Re: Is my clutch plate on backwards?

I've installed it backwards, just turn it around, you most likely didn't break or damage anything. I didn't.
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