, I have a 1998 Ford Ranger, 2.5, 2 wheel drive, manual transmission vehicle and I’m having quite the issue installing my clutch kit I recently purchased. I have the right parts and reinstalled the old dowel pins, followed the directions and I ran into an issue with the flywheel and the pressure plate. When my bolts are tight I have a ≈1/8" gap between the flywheel and the pressure plate. My clutch disk is fairly loose so that’s not holding it back. I did not replace the original flywheel as it didn’t appear to be significantly worn down. I thought that maybe it was just binding up on the dowel pins so I tightened some bolts past torque in effort to maybe free up the issue but one of my bolts sheared off. Just looking for some helpful nudge in the right direction here in regards to the pressure plate/flywheel issue because I have not even the slightest clue as to what’s holding this up and creating the gap. Hope somebody can help me out here.
Thank you in advance.