Dec 022013
 

How many hours does it take to replace the clutch? Are there any special tricks, do you have to remove the engine, what is the process, high level comments.

  One Response to “2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 4cyl”

  1. Labor time on replacing the clutch: 6.2 hours

    No, you do not have to remove the engine.
    Mitsubishi Eclipse Clutch

    The clutch is a thin disc, the center of which is splined to the transmission input (main) shaft. Both sides of the disc are covered with a layer of material which is similar to brake lining and which is capable of allowing slippage without roughness or excessive noise.

    The clutch pressure plate is bolted to the engine flywheel and incorporates a diaphragm spring, which provides the pressure to engage the clutch. The clutch disc is sandwiched between the pressure plate and flywheel. When the clutch pedal is released, the clutch disc is pressed against the smooth surface of the flywheel, thus forcing the clutch disc to turn at the same speed as the engine crankshaft.

    The transmission contains a mainshaft, which passes all the way through the transmission, from the clutch to the driveshaft. This shaft is separated at one point, so that front and rear portions can turn at different speeds.

    CAUTION
    The clutch driven disc may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean clutch surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling dust from any clutch surface! When cleaning clutch surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

    TIPS and TRICKS:
    1. Make sure to lubricate the release fork friction surfaces and the center splined part of the clutch disc with grease during assembly.

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