RX300 1999

Flexplate (Driveplate)

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
This procedure requires a variety of special tools.

  1. Remove the automatic transaxle assembly (2WD) or automatic transaxle and transfer assembly (4WD), as outlined in the Drive Train Section.
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  3. Remove the drive plate and ring gear, as follows:
    1. Secure the crankshaft with Special Service Tool (SST) 09213-54015 (91651-60855), 09330-00021 or their equivalents.

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      Fig. Hold the crankshaft in place with the special tools as shown

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    3. Remove the 8 bolts, rear spacer, drive plate and front spacer.

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      Fig. Remove the 8 bolts, rear spacer, drive plate and front spacer

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To install:

  1. Install drive plate and ring gear, as follows:
    1. Fix the crankshaft with SST 09213-54015 (91651-60855), 09330-00021, or their equivalents.
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    3. Clean the bolts and the bolt holes.
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    5. Apply a suitable adhesive (part no. 08833-00070, three bond or equivalent) to 2 or 3 threads of the bolt end.
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    7. Install and uniformly tighten the 8 bolts, in several passes in the sequence shown in the accompanying illustration to a final torque of 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
      WARNING
      Do not start the engine for AT LEAST one hour after installing the seal!



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      Fig. Drive plate bolt tightening sequence-3.0L and 3.3L engines

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  3. Install the automatic transaxle assembly (2WD) or automatic transaxle and transfer assembly (4WD), as outlined in the Drive Train Section.
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