How can you reduce the risk of personal injury to yourself or others and ensure the proper performance of your new clutch? Answers to such questions are contained in comments highlighted by the warning triangle symbol. These comments should be read and observed. Failure to do so may lead to serious injury, death or clutch failure.
Failure to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s installation procedures and specifications as the primary source of information and ACT’s installation instructions as a secondary source may lead to serious injury, death or clutch failure. Installation should only be performed by an experienced knowledgeable mechanic.
This is a high performance product. With the additional performance gained from this product you may experience additional wear or potential failure to the other vehicle components, such as (but not limited to) tire wear, twisted axles or input shaft, broken transmission or differential gears and even pedal assembly or engagement system damage.
Failure to properly install and utilize ACT’s performance products in conformance with the vehicle manufacturer’s and ACT’s instructions may cause loss of vehicle control, damage or possible bodily injury or death. Always operate your vehicle within the performance guidelines of the vehicle manufacturer and in conformance with the instructions set forth in the owner’s manual. It is your responsibility as the vehicle owner and modifier to ensure that all components are in proper working condition and maintained in conformance with the vehicle manufacturer’s instructions to handle the increase in performance.
Always ensure components are correct for the proposed application prior to installation. Consult your ACT Catalog or supplier, as installing a clutch to the wrong application will void the warranty and may lead to loss of vehicle control, damage or possible bodily injury or death.
The new clutch components may look different from the previous parts produced from another manufacturer. Pressure Plate must fit on locating dowels when applicable, for proper centering. Rotating Pressure Plate may be necessary to line up offset dowels. Slide disc on transmission shaft to ensure proper fit onto input shaft. Verify correct fit of release bearing and pilot bearing (if applicable). Any modifications to the Pressure Plate or Disc will void the SFI Certification and warranty. If there are any further questions call our tech line at (661) 940-7555 or email
Prior to installation, a thorough inspection of the existing clutch and operating system must be performed. If you are unable to determine the condition of the old clutch and operating system or are unable to confirm the absence of any of the issues discussed below, seek professional advice and inspection prior to installing a new clutch. Failure to do so may void the warranty and may lead to possible damage or bodily injury or death.
Recognizing that every vehicle and clutch design is different, the inspection of the existing clutch and operating system will vary and should include but is not limited to the following:
1. Check hydraulic system, bearing free travel, clutch cable, oil leaks, rear main seal and transmission seal; inspect releaser guide tube, release fork, pivot stud, and cross-shaft bushings for wear; inspect the flywheel for any sign of cracks. Any of these potential issues must be addressed before installing your new ACT clutch.
2. Inspect friction face of the flywheel to ensure it is in working condition. If abnormal wear, or deformation by heat is found, the flywheel must be replaced or re-surfaced to avoid malfunction. However, flywheel resurfacing should only be performed by a professional. Use proper step height when resurfacing flywheel as this is critical to the function of the clutch. Pressure plate locating dowels must be properly installed.
To avoid the potential for catastrophic failure, replace flywheel if any cracks are present.
3. Clean the flywheel and pressure plate surfaces with solvent or detergent. Clutch slippage or chatter can be caused by a dirty or oily surface.