Liberty, Wrangler, 1997-2005

Flexplate (Driveplate)

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Removal & Installation



2.8L Engine
  1. Remove the transmission.
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  3. Paint mark the flexplate hub-to-flexplate relation.
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  5. Remove the 40 mm flexplate bolts and flexplate.
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  7. Inspect flexplate for damage.
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To install:


NOTE
Do Not lubricate new bolts as they are already coated with an anti-scuff treatment. Align the flexplate to hub paint marks, where applicable.

  1. Install the flexplate hub and hand tighten the fasteners .
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  3. Tighten each flexplate hub fastener to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) in a clockwise cross sequence.
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  5. At this point, loosen one flexplate adaptor fastener, and with a torque wrench and angle gauge, tighten the fastener to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm), plus 60 degrees.
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  7. Perform the above procedure for the remaining flexplate adaptor bolts in a clockwise cross sequence.
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  9. Install the flexplate locating pin.
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  11. Install the flexplate to the hub and install the fasteners. Tighten the flexplate fasteners in a cross sequence to 32.5 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) .
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  13. Install the transmission.
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