Cleaning the Flywheel

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Vacuum cleaner with crevice and/or brush attachment

Removing the Flywheel and Cleaning

Step 1

Loosen, but do not remove, the four screws that attach the flywheel cover (damper side) to the back of the flywheel cover.

Loosen but do not remove the screws that hold the damper side of the flywheel cover to the back of the flywheel cover

Step 1: Loosen but do not remove flywheel cover screws.

Step 2

Locate the screw that holds the perf (the metal, perforated band that surrounds the flywheel) closed. The single screw is on the front of the flywheel, oriented vertically. Loosen, but do not remove, this screw.

Loosen but do not remove the screw that holds the perf closed

Step 2: Loosen but do not remove the screw holding the perf closed.

Step 3

Remove the perf by grasping the lower edge (the edge with the screw still it) and pulling up, removing it from flywheel cover in a counterclockwise direction.

Pull up on the bottom edge of the perf to remove it from the flywheel cover

Step 3: Remove the perf by pulling up on the end that has the screw in it.

Step 4

Vaccum the dust off the perf using the crevice tool or brush tool from a vacuum cleaner.

Vacuum the perf

Step 4: Vacuuming

Step 5

Reinstall the perf, threading it back around the flywheel in the reverse direction (clockwise) from which you took it off.

Reinsert the perf

Step 5: Reinstall the perf.

Step 6

Tighten the single screw on the front of the flywheel that clamps the perf closed.

Tighten the perf screw

Step 6: Tighten the perf screw.

Step 7

Tighten the four screws around the edges of the flywheel cover.

Tighten the flywheel cover screws

Step 7: Tighten the flywheel cover screws.