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How do I align my new pressure plate with the old flywheel?

I'm replacing my clutch and pressure plate as well as getting my flywheel resurfaced. When I removed the pressure plate I put marks on the pressure plate and flywheel to make sure I could line everything up when installing. Now that I have a new pressure plate how do I know where to line it up with the old flywheel so I don't have any problems.

I don't want to get it together and have to take everything apart again!

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If the old flywheel is resurfaced, you shouldn't have any problems. Just use an alignment tool and you should be fine.

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The flywheel has 3 pins it it to align new pressure plate-if you don't use them and don't get it perfect it will be out of balance and vibrate the whole car(I know from experience).Sometimes these pins(or dowels) stick in the old pressure plate if they are not in the flywheel when you take it to the machine shop

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The 3 dowel pins were in the flywheel, I noted them. I just wasn't sure if I could still put it back the wrong way on those three pins. Maybe I'm just not thinking it through. I just thought that even with the dowels ,the pressure plate could fit on a few different ways. I do have the alignment tool as well... it came with the clutch kit so I'll definitly be using that when I install the clutch and pressure plate.

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