Bonneville, LeSabre, Park Avenue 2000-2005

Flexplate (Driveplate)

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Removal & Installation



3.8L Engine
  1. Remove the transaxle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 8 bolts attaching the flywheel to the crankshaft flange. Discard the bolts.
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  5. Remove the flywheel.
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  7. Inspect the crankshaft mating surfaces for burrs.
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  9. Clean and inspect the engine flywheel.
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To install:

  1. Install the flywheel.
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  3. Install the flywheel bolts and tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm). plus an additional 50 degrees.
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  5. Install a dial indicator to the engine block.
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  7. Check the flywheel runout at the 3 attaching bosses. Ensure that the crankshaft end-play is held in one direction when checking flywheel runout. Flywheel runout should not exceed 0.015 inch (0.381 mm).
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  9. If flywheel runout is out of specification, tap on the high side with a mallet in order to correct runout.
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  11. Replace the flywheel if runout cannot be corrected.
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  13. Install the transaxle.
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