A loss of power and grinding gears in between shifts are telltale signs that your Nissan Sentra's clutch needs to be replaced. Thankfully, with the right tools and a little knowledge you can inspect and replace your clutch, saving money in the process. So here is the right way to change a Nissan Sentra Clutch by our clutch alignment tool.
Follow the procedures in the owner's manual for lifting the vehicle. Support the vehicle, lifting it with jackstands.
Remove the transaxle assembly and set it aside.
Slide a clutch alignment tool into the clutch disc hub until it seats. This will hold the clutch disc while it is being unbolted.
Mark the relative position of the clutch assembly against the flywheel, using paint. The clutch assembly must be assembled in the same position in which it was removed.
Loosen the pressure plate bolts. After loosening the first, loosen the bolt on the opposite side of the pressure plate. Continue loosening the bolts in a criss-cross pattern, one turn at a time. Slowly relieve the spring pressure, and remove the bolts once the pressure is relieved.
Remove the clutch disc and pressure plate from the face of the flywheel.
Remove the clutch release lever. Align the retaining pins with the clutch cavity and then use a pin punch to drive out the pins.
Items you will need
Set of metric sockets
Set of metric wrenches
Clutch alignment tool