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 +To carry out this procedure you will first need to remove the gearbox and ensure the engine is well supported by axle stands or wooden blocks. See [[Gearbox Removal]]. Once the gearbox has been removed you should be able to see the clutch assembly. ​
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 +Start to remove the 6 hex bolts from the edge of the pressure plate in a diagonal sequence to ensure the tension is released evenly. You may now need to lever the pressure plate off its locating dowels. You can now remove the clutch leaving the flywheel visible:
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 +The clutch assembly comprises 3 main components:
 +  * Clutch disc / friction plate
 +  * Pressure plate / diaphram
 +  * Release bearing
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 +Not all these pieces need to be renewed at the same time but it is recommended if you wish to get the longest life from the new clutch. Before re-fitting the clutch clean the surface of the flywheel with methylated spirit and a soft cloth. ​
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 +To re-fit the clutch obtain an alighnment tool (most kits come with a plastic / wooden tool) and place it in the hole in the centre of the flywheel. Slide the new Clutch disc over tool and onto the flywheel. Next place the presure plate in place using the locating dowels and hand tighten the 6 hex bolts in place. Now you need to set the clutch, to do this you need to tighten each bolt a few turns at a time until the pressure plate bears on the clutch disc and holds it in place. Now using the alignment tool as a guide ensure the clutch is centralised and then continue to tighten the bolts to the required torque.
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 +Now replace the gearbox using a new release bearing if neccesary ​
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