Ford Freestar, Monterey 2004-2006

Flywheel/Flexplate & Ring Gear

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transaxle, as outlined in Drive Train.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 6 flexplate bolts and the flexplate.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the flexplate bolts (1), flexplate (2) and rear main seal (3)

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To install:

  1. Position the flexplate and install the retaining bolts. Tighten in a criss-cross pattern to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the transaxle.
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  5. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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