GM Corvette 1984-1996 Repair Guide

Flywheel/Flexplate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. For 5.7L (VIN 8) engines, remove the clutch cover assembly and clutch disc.
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  3. Remove the transmission.
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  5. Unfasten the bolts attaching the flywheel to the crankshaft flange. If may be necessary to use tool J 37096 or equivalent to hold the flywheel in place when removing the bolts. Remove the flywheel.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Manual and automatic transmission flywheel applications-1992 vehicle shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the flywheel mounting-1996 vehicle shown

  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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To install:
  1. Install the flywheel. The flywheel will only attach to the crankshaft in one position, as the bolt holes are unevenly spaced.
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  3. Install the bolts and tighten the bolts in a crisscross pattern to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
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  5. Install the transmission.
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  7. If removed, install the clutch disc and clutch cover assembly.
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