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Figure 87
Figure 86
Copyright © 2001 ATSG
Copyright © 2001 ATSG
FORWARD CLUTCH ASSEMBLY (Cont'd)
8. Lubricate both seal surfaces with small amount
of Trans-Jel® and install the forward clutch
piston with a twisting motion, using care so as
not to damage the seals (See Figure 86).
9. Install the forward clutch piston return springs
on the piston, as shown in Figure 87.
10. Install the spring retainer on top of the springs,
as shown in Figure 87.
11. Compress the return springs and retainer and
install the spring retainer snap ring, as shown in
Figure 87.
12. Remove the spring compressor.
13. Install the forward clutch cushion plate on top
of the piston, as shown in Figure 88.
14. Install the forward clutch plates beginning with
a steel plate and alternating with friction plates,
until you have installed 5 of each, as shown in
Figure 88.
15. Install forward clutch backing plate, as shown
in Figure 88.
16. Install forward clutch backing plate snap ring,
as shown in Figure 88 and ensure that it is fully
seated in the groove.
17. Install dial indicator on top of backing plate, as
shown in Figure 90, and check the amount of
forward clutch clearance. Clearance should be
1.3 - 2.0mm (.051" - .079") (See Figure 90).
18. Change the selective backing plate snap ring as
necessary, using the chart in Figure 90, to get
the proper forward clutch clearance.
19. Set the completed forward clutch housing aside
for the final assembly process.
CAUTION: Forward Clutch friction plates are
directional and must be installed with the
grooves facing counterclockwise, as shown in
Figure 89. Friction plates should be soaked in
Mercon V® for 30 minutes before installing.
FORWARD CLUTCH
HOUSING
FORWARD CLUTCH
HOUSING
FORWARD CLUTCH
PISTON ASSEMBLY
FORWARD CLUTCH
PISTON RETURN
SPRINGS (15)
FORWARD CLUTCH
RETURN SPRING
RETAINER
FORWARD CLUTCH
SNAP RING

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