Lexus Car ES, IS, LS 1998-06

Flywheel/Flexplate & Ring Gear

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait at least 90 seconds before performing any other work
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  5. Remove the engine or transmission assembly.
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  7. Using SST 09213-54015 (91651-60855), 09330-00021, hold the crankshaft.
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  9. Remove the 8 bolts and remove the rear spacer, drive plate and front spacer (A/T) or flywheel (M/T).
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To install:

  1. Using SST 09213-54015 (91651-60855), 09330-00021, hold the crankshaft.
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  3. Clean the bolts and bolt holes.
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  5. Apply adhesive (Part No. 08833-00070, THREE BOND 1324 or equivalent) to 2 or 3 threads of the bolts.
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  7. Install the rear spacer, drive plate and front spacer (A/T) or flywheel (M/T).

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    Fig. Bolt tightening sequence for flywheel (drive plate).

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  9. Install and uniformly tighten the 8 bolts in several passes, in the sequence shown, to the following torque values:
    NOTE
    Do not start the engine within an hour after installing.



    4.3L (3UZ-FE) engine-36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm) plus an additional 90°
     
    All engines equipped with A/T, except 4.3L (3UZ-FE) engine-61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm)
     
    Engines equipped with M/T-54 ft. lbs. (73 Nm)
     

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  11. Install the engine or transmission assembly.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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