Flywheel/driveplate - removal, inspection and refitting

Note: New flywheel securing bolts must be used on refitting.

1.8 litre (R2A type)
1 Refer to Section 26, Chapter 2, Part A but also note the following points.

2 The flywheel/driveplate securing bolts must be renewed when refitting, and the new bolts are supplied ready-coated with threadlocking compound (see illustration).

24.2 Using an improvised tool to hold the flywheel stationary while
24.2 Using an improvised tool to hold the flywheel stationary while tightening the securing bolts - 1.8 litre (R2A)

3 The ring gear cannot be renewed independently of the flywheel/driveplate. If the ring gear is badly worn or has missing teeth, a new flywheel/driveplate must be fitted.

1.6 and 1.8 litre (R6A type) 4 Refer to Section 26, Chapter 2, Part A, noting the following points.

5 If the engine is in the vehicle, refer to Chapter 6 when removing the clutch.

6 The flywheel securing bolts must be renewed when refitting, and the new bolts are supplied ready-coated with thread-locking compound.

7 The ring gear cannot be renewed independently of the flywheel. If the ring gear is badly worn or has missing teeth, a new flywheel must be fitted. Similarly, the flywheel must be renewed if the crankshaft speed/position sensor toothed disc is damaged.

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