BMW Cars 1999-06

Flywheel/Flexplate & Ring Gear

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the transmission as outlined in Section 7. Remove the clutch cover and plate on manual transmission equipped vehicles.
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  3. Install a flywheel lock to hold the flywheel stationary.
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  5. Remove the bolts and pull the flywheel off.
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To install:

  1. Clean the mounting area of the crankshaft. Check the condition of the rear main seal and replace if necessary. Clean out the bolt holes.
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NOTE
Use only new bolts when installing the flywheel. The bolts are not designed to be used more than once.

  1. Install the flywheel, and using new fasteners coated with a suitable locking agent, tighten and torque in a three step crisscross pattern as follows:

    S14/M20 M12 fasteners: 82-94 ft. lbs. (113-130 Nm)
     
    M42/M44 micro encapsulated fasteners: 88.5 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
     
    All engines with automatic transmission, micro-encapsulated fasteners: 88.5 ft. lbs. (120 Nm)
     
    All others, micro-encapsulated fasteners: 77.4 ft. lbs. (105 Nm)
     

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  3. The balance of assembly is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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