GM Celebrity/Century/Ciera/6000 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Flywheel and Ring Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The ring gear is an integral part of the flywheel and is not replaceable.

  1. Remove the transaxle.
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  3. Remove the bolts attaching the flywheel to the crankshaft flange. Remove the flywheel.
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  5. Inspect the flywheel for cracks, and inspect the ring gear for burrs or worn teeth. Replace the flywheel if any damage is apparent. Remove burrs with a mill file.
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  7. Clean the flywheel bolt threads and bolt holes.
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To install:
  1. Apply thread locker GM part no.12345382 or an equivalent to all of the flywheel bolts.
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  3. Attach the flywheel and start bolts. The flywheel will only attach to the crankshaft in one position, as the bolt holes are unevenly spaced. Use a suitable tool to prevent the rotation of the crankshaft.
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  5. Tighten the bolts to specifications.
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  7. Install the transaxle.
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