GM Chevy Mid-Size Cars 1964-1988 Repair Guide

Flywheel and Ring Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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

  1. Remove the transmission assembly from the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the six bolts attaching the flywheel to the crankshaft flange, then remove the flywheel.
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To install:
  1. 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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  3. Install the flywheel. The flywheel will only attach to the crankshaft in one position, as the bolt holes are unevenly spaced. Install the bolts and torque to specification using a criss-cross pattern.
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  5. Install the transmission assembly to the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Flywheel installation-follow the torque specifications closely

 
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