GM Malibu/Cutlass 1997-2000

Flywheel/Flexplate

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




NOTE
For flywheel removal, it may be necessary to obtain a torque angle meter and harmonic balancer retainer to perform the job.



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Fig. Flywheel assembly mounting on the 2.4L engine



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Fig. Exploded view of the flywheel-3.1L engine shown

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transaxle. Refer to .
  4.  
  5. Mark the position of the flywheel on the crankshaft and remove the flywheel retaining bolts.
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  7. Remove the flywheel and spacer (if equipped).
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To install:

  1. Coat the threads of the flywheel retaining bolts with thread locking compound.
  2.  
  3. Position the flywheel on the crankshaft flange and install the spacer (if equipped).
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  5. Install and tighten the bolts in a alternating star pattern, following the torque specifications found on the chart in this section.
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  7. Install the transaxle. Refer to .
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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