A clutch alignment tool is a critical tool in the process of installing a new clutch in a vehicle. It ensures that the clutch disc is properly aligned with the pressure plate and flywheel.
Bruide B-2097 17pcs universal clutch alignment tool kits is used for fast and accurate alignment of the flywheel pilot bore and clutch drive plate when assembled to the vehicle. Precision manufactured steel bushings, chemically blackened, which is compatible with most cars and light commercial vehicles.
1 x 150mm Long Alignment Tool Shaft
8 x Pilot Bearing Adaptors
Here are some maintenance tips for clutch alignment tools.
1.Clean the tool after use
After using the clutch alignment tool, it is important to clean it thoroughly to remove any grease or debris that may be stuck to the tool. Use a degreaser or solvent and a clean cloth to wipe the tool down. If there is a lot of grease or dirt on the tool, you may need to soak it in a cleaning solution for a few minutes before wiping it down. This will help to prevent any buildup of debris that could cause the tool to malfunction.
2.Store the tool properly
Store the clutch alignment tool in a clean, dry place to prevent damage and corrosion. Avoid storing the tool in a damp or humid environment, as this can cause rust to form. Rust can cause the tool to become misaligned or damaged, which can cause problems during use. It is best to store the tool in a tool cabinet or toolbox where it is protected from the elements.
3.Inspect the tool before each use
Before using the clutch alignment tool, inspect it for any signs of damage, such as cracks or bends. If the tool is damaged, it should be replaced before use. Using a damaged tool can cause improper alignment, which can lead to clutch problems down the line. Inspecting the tool before each use can help to ensure that it is in good condition and will function properly.
4.Lubricate the tool
To ensure smooth operation, apply a small amount of lubricant, such as silicone spray or lithium grease, to the clutch alignment tool before use. This will help to prevent the tool from binding or sticking during use. It is important not to over-lubricate the tool, as this can cause buildup and attract debris. A light coating of lubricant is all that is necessary.
5.Use the correct tool for the job
Make sure you are using the correct clutch alignment tool for the specific vehicle make and model you are working on. Using the wrong tool can result in improper alignment, which can cause clutch problems down the line. It is best to consult the vehicle's owner's manual or a trusted mechanic to determine the correct tool for the job.
In conclusion, clutch alignment tools are an essential part of the clutch replacement process. Proper maintenance of the tool is necessary to ensure that it continues to function properly and provide accurate alignment.