Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Focker, May 30, 2017.
Yes, internally balanced.
Instead of flex plate they should name it Breaking plate.
I bet it was flexed right before it broke...
Kinda looks balanced to me, with all those holes drilled in that spot. But I know little about these things. All I know is that I think wife's Cherokee needs one, too.
Maybe I missed it but, did you spin the rotating mass since removal of the flex plate....to listen for the knock....to make sure it's gone?
Good catch... I didn't post it... Sorry.
It spins great...Makes the perfect sound of oily machined parts moving within their tolerances of one another.
Isn't this universal for those of us that have the good fortune to know she'll be there for the next stupid thing we want to do? Mine's been doing that since 1992...
I'd be thinking the timing chain is the next project while I have this thing all apart. It'd give me pieces of my mind... (I'm late to the party).
OK, I'd bolt it up, get it going, spin it around the block and then have the daughter drive me to the DQ for a dilly bar...
Then I'd fix the timing chain.
It always amazes me the collective wealth of experience and knowledge folks here have and willys-ingly share for those of us who dabble and getting in over our heads with this stuff.
It's next...But I'm going to button up the flexplate/transmission installation first. This Sunday or Monday is installation day.
just a question: since the transmission is out...
Any thoughts of servicing it? (new filter, drain / replace oil, etc.)
I drained the fluid...New fluid is about all I'll do to it.
Got another minivan yesterday with a cracked flexplate. Ill get a pic of that one monday probably
What is it that causes those flex plates to crack like they do? Loose bolts?
Cheap low quality parts.
How does working with the automatic compare to a standard. Easier is some ways as the TC/flexplate is easier to deal with than clutch and input shaft alignment?
IMO, they each have their quirks. Lining them up is a piece of cake, but the flex plate bolts can be a pain on most engines, and the fluid lines can be a challenge, especially when setting them up from scratch. They have a flat bottom, so using a jack actually makes life easier, not harder like under a big truck 4-spd.
The flexplate will have 1 hole that has flat sides in it for the torque convertor bolts. Tighten that 1 bolt first and all the rest will line up. Tighten one of the others down first and you will be loosening them back up at some point
But after looking at the pic of the one you have they all look round...
Torque convetor bolts are a HUGE pain to get out if motor is siezed. Ive had a couple lately that i had to pull the motor and tc together. Tc will slide out of trans but makes a mess and adds extra length to the motor trying to get it out of the vehicle
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