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I put this post here because it is 420A engine specific question, even though its a clutch question. I'm arguing with a guy who has a TOB which is going out on another forum. He says Aamco told him that on a n/t eclipse you have to allways replace the flywheel when you replace the clutch disk. Is this true?
 

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The flywheel/clutch assembly is all one unit.
So in fact...
yes, you do.
But only because its all one unit.
Imagine paying for that everytime you changed a clutch.
:rolleyes:
 

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quick ? here guys i have heard that the installation process is simpler on these modular units as all tolerances are already set, just a simple slide off and slide on then reassmbly is this true?
 

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alm80 said:
quick ? here guys i have heard that the installation process is simpler on these modular units as all tolerances are already set, just a simple slide off and slide on then reassmbly is this true?
Yes, but I wouldn't exactly call it simple.
 

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You actually have a few options.

1. You can take your stock modular clutch, drill out the rivots, and either tap the flywheel to accept bolts, or use a nut on the PP side (use high grade hardened bolts though). There is just enough room between the Flywheel and the flexplate to use a shallow head hardened bolt. I have done it both ways for a few people before so I know it works. Then have the flywheel and pressure plate resurfaced and just slap a new disk in there.

There is a catch to this though. Some cars come with a Luk clutch from the factory and some come with a Sachs clutch. If you have a Sachs, you won't be able to make this work. If you have a Luk, you're in luck.

2. Buy another oem modular clutch

3. Buy a non modular clutch (used in the neon). That way the next time you can just resurface the PP/Flywheel and buy a new disk.
 
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