clutch spring tension

Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:22 pm

When the clutch is reinstalled onto the flywheel is there a specific tension of the springs, or is the tension simply set when the clutch and flywheel are tight together?

I will need to reinstall the fingers onto the clutch plate. Can I just hold the pieces together with C-clamps (compressing the springs) when I put the pivot pin for the fingers back in, or is the tension more precise?

I hope my question is clear.


Re: clutch spring tension

Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:42 pm

If it's only the finger spring you may not need any devices to compress the spring.

Never had a pressure plate apart, so don't really know the answer. Suggest looking at the service manual.

Pressure plate springs are tested be for installation in to the pressure plate.

Re: clutch spring tension

Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:52 pm


Reading the GSS-1411 Service Manual for Cubs and Lo-boy Tractors Revision 1 - Section 5 - Engine Clutch