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Old 07-21-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Question 04 SVT Focus Clutch replacement

I am getting ready to replace the clutch in my 04 Focus SVT and I am looking for suggestions on a good performance clutch that does not take 2 men and a boy to push in the pedal and lasts. Any suggestions on the Clutch and anything else I need to know before I start this process. I am going to replace the slave during the replacement as I think that is where the problem came from to begin with!

Thanks for any advice on this project!

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Clutchmasters stage 1 with an aluminum flywheel. Lasts for quite some time just a little pricey.
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I did LUK kit with flywheel. It's OEM replacement. Vendors on here can help!!

As far as clutch goes......... you are in for tons of fun!!!!!

Here's some tips, I did mine over the course of 3 weeks in my parents driveway on blocks-

-Make a diagram of the transmission bolts and label the bolts with duct tape accordingly. There's 9 on 1 side IIRC and some more on the other side
-Torque specs courtesy of member WD40
Originally Posted by WD40 View Post
^^^Haynes most likely only has the MTX-75 specs, as I've never seen anything about the SVTF in the manual.

Ah Ha!
There are torque specs in the Clutch TSB:
Clutch TSB: 4-21-19

Torque specs from above linked TSB:
Torque bolts in sequence to 83 lb-ft (112 N-m).

Pressure Plate:
Tighten pressure plate bolts two (2) turns at a time in sequence and torque to 21 lb-ft (29 N-m).

Transaxle to engine block:
Torque the transaxle bolts in sequence to 35 lb-ft (48 N-m) to ensure proper transaxle to engine block alignment.

The thing you're still going to need though, is the proper sequence in reference to "torque in sequence".
You may be able to get your local Dealer to print up a copy of the page that shows that from the factory workshop manual.
-Use a good torque wrench. Be gentle when popping the CV joints out.
-A engine hoist will help TREMENDOUSLY when trying to wedge that heavy as crap Getrag back into the block (I used ratchet strap the tether the tranny and guided it in from underneath)
-Clean the clutch assembly with brake cleaner before you put it in and make sure your hands are clean or use fresh gloves
-make sure the flywheel is freely spinning before putting everything back in
-be CAREFUL when dropping it out. I put like 3 blankets underneath for padding when it dropped out to keep ground from damaging the tranny
-you might want to remove the reverse sensor before putting the tranny in so you don't accidently break it off like I did

Unless you have a lift, which will make this a ton easier.
A ZX3 and SVTF gone but not forgotten. Dark side complete, 06 Civic Si coupe.
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