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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-08-2007 Thread Starter
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Help with crank, flywheel, and pressure plate alignment

I've been reading the Hanes again and I'm confused because it's says to mark the position of the pressure plate in relation to the flywheel and the flywheel in relation to the crank. And then install everything in the same place by using the marks you made on removal.

Now in my other posts people seem to be saying that since I got my flywheel machined and am using a new pressure plate and clutch I'm good to go. All I need to align is the clutch and pressure plate with the splined alignment tool that I've got.

I don't want to be repetative but I was confused after reading the Hanes and want to make sure everything is aligned right.

I just need to know ANY alignments that need to be made when re-installing the flywheel, clutch and pressure plate.
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Just bolt everything together loosely then push the tool into the middle make sure it can go in and out freely while u bolt down the pressure plate and if after u bolt it up if the tool slides in and out u are done. The main reason for the tool is to line up the clutch disk so the trans will line up and bolt in properly.
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I got that part okay. As long as that's all the aligning I need to do then I'm fine. I don't know why the Hanes says the flywheel needs to be in a specific position with regards to the crank etc. I would think it would be balanced seperatly and not matter.

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The flywheel has an offset weight so it does need to be lined up to one specific position on the crank. The good thing is, the flywheel will ONLY line up to that specific position....The holes are not symmetrical and they will all only line up to the crank one way.

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The flywheel has an offset weight so it does need to be lined up to one specific position on the crank. The good thing is, the flywheel will ONLY line up to that specific position....The holes are not symmetrical and they will all only line up to the crank one way.
I just put a new clutch, pressure plate and flywheel on my car and noticed this. You can't go wrong with the flywheel, as there is indeed only one way the holes all line up.

With the new clutch and pressure plate I just used the alignment tool to bring everything in line and bolted it up. It runs fine with no vibration.

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Wow that's great. How nice of Ford to do that for us wrenchers! I put the flywheel on today and just kind of put it back the way I remember it went and all the holes ligned up first try so I must have done it right. Thanks for the info.
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