Infinity_FX35_FX45_2003-2005

Flexplate (Drive Plate)

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Removal & Installation



3.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transmission.
  4.  
  5. Remove the flexplate retaining bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the felxplate from the engine.
  8.  

To install:

  1. When installing the flexplate be sure to correctly align the crankshaft side guide pin and drive side guide pin hole.
    NOTE
    If not correctly aligned the engine will run rough and turn on the MIL light.

  2.  
  3. Install the flexplate and reinforcement plate, as shown in the illustration.
  4.  
  5. Hold the ring gear with the ring gear stopper, using tool SST:KV10117700 or equivalent.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the mounting bolts to specification and in a crosswise sequence in several passes.
    NOTE
    Be sure that the dowel pin is installed at the rear end of the crankshaft.

  8.  
  9. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

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    Fig. Flexplate alignment and related components-3.5L engine

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4.5L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the transmission.
  4.  
  5. Remove the flexplate retaining bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the felxplate from the engine.
  8.  

To install:

  1. When installing the flexplate be sure to correctly align the crankshaft side guide pin and drive side guide pin hole.
    NOTE
    If not correctly aligned the engine will run rough and turn on the MIL light.

  2.  
  3. Install the flexplate, reinforcement plate and pilot converter, as shown in the illustration.
    NOTE
    Face the chamfered or rounded edge side to the crankshaft.


    NOTE
    When installing the pilot converter, use a drift (outer diameter: approx 1.38 inch). Press fit as far as it will go.

  4.  
  5. Hold the ring gear with the ring gear stopper, using tool J-45476 or equivalent.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the mounting bolts to specification and in a crosswise sequence in several passes.
    NOTE
    Be sure that the dowel pin is installed at the rear end of the crankshaft.

  8.  
  9. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Flexplate guide pin location-4.5L engine



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    Fig. Flexplate alignment and related components-4.5L engine

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