Download 1. Remove transaxle as outlined under “Transaxle, Replace.” Refer to Transaxle Replace. 2. Remove release fork and bearing from transaxle by unsnapping fork from ball stud. 3. Slide release bearing from release fork, then check release bearing for excessive play or minimal drag, replace as required. Do not wash bearing in solvent. 4. Using a feeler gauge, measure between pressure plate and flywheel; 0.205-0.287 inch should be indicated. If not, replace clutch disc. 5. Remove pressure plate to flywheel attaching bolts in progressive crisscross pattern. 6. Remove pressure plate and clutch disc. 7. Inspect pressure plate for excessive wear, chatter marks, cracks or overheating; replace as required. Random black spotting on friction surface is normal. 8. Using a straightedge and feeler gauge, measure pressure plate warpage. Maximum warpage is 0.006 inch. 9. Inspect clutch disc for oil, burnt spots, loose damper springs, hub and rivets; replace as required. 10. Measure flywheel thickness. Minimum thickness is 1.102 inch; replace as required. 11. Using a dial indicator, measure flywheel runout. Push crankshaft forward to take up thrust bearing clearance. Maximum runout is 0.006 inch; replace as required.