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 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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(Every 6000 miles or 6 months)
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