Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Flywheel - examination and renovation
Engine repair procedures - 1.05 and 1.3 litre pre August 1985 / Flywheel - examination and renovation

1 A damaged flywheel must be renewed.

2 Inspect the starter ring teeth. If these are chipped or worn it is possible to renew the starter ring. This means heating the ring until it may be separated from the flywheel, or alternatively splitting it. A new ring must then be shrunk on. If you know how to do this and you can get a new ring, then the job can be done but it is beyond the capacity of most owners.

3 Serious scoring on the flywheel clutch facing again requires a new flywheel. Do not attempt to clean the scoring off with a scraper or emery.

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