If you have to ask how to change a flywheel, then it's probably not
something you should try. You have to pull the transaxle and remove the
torque converter. Getting the transaxle lowered requires dropping the
cradle. Probably something you should let a shop do.
I know - I worry about it every time I post an answer like that. It's just
that some folks just don't know the difference between a flywheel and a
sterring wheel so they really don't have an understanding of what's
involved - that it's not a simple R&R. I always feel it's better to just be
honest with them and recommend they take it to a mechanic.
I've taken a lot of fwd transaxles out and they have always had a torque
converter attached to the flywheel. How is it done on the GM? For all of
the GM's I've owned (and still own), I've never had to drop a transaxle in
one. This is going to hurt, isn't it? They say you learn something new
every day, but I'm not ready to learn something new yet today. Oh well -
might as well hit me with it.
Well - you have to remove it, correct? It'll be one heck of a tug getting
that flywheel to come with it if it's not removed. I know what you're
saying but I was saying that it needed to be removed from the flywheel. No
matter if it stays with the tranny, it still has to be unbolted, and then it
"comes out" of the car... so to speak.
Actually, that's not true. The tranny on any car can be removed without
touching the torque converter. The torque converter just slides on the
splined input shaft, but it's bolted to the flywheel. Removal of the torque
converter requires unbolting it from the flywheel - no matter how you cut
it. Tranny - removed by sliding it out of the torque converter. Torque
converter - removed by unbolting from the flywheel. It doesn't matter where
you put it - on the floor or on the input shaft - it's still removed from
The OP stated he had to replace the flywheel. In order to do that he has to
remove the torque converter. All else is semantics.
Whatever Neil. You've contributed nothing to this thread but this inane
distraction. Have it your way, as I've no interest in playing your little
game. Next time why don't you consider offering advice to a thread instead
of this kind of useless crap.
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