Ram 1500, 2500, 3500, 2WD and 4WD, 2001-2005

Flywheel or Flexplate & Ring Gear

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts and flexplate.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Position the flexplate onto the crankshaft and install the bolts hand-tight.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the flexplate retaining bolts, in the sequence shown, as follows:
    1. 3.9L, 5.2L & 5.9L engines: 55 ft. lbs. (75 ft. lbs.)

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      Fig. Tighten the flexplate bolts in the sequence shown

      Tighten the flexplate bolts in the sequence shown
    2.  

  4.  
  5. Install the transmission
  6.  

Diesel Engines
  1. Remove the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts and flexplate.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Position the flexplate onto the crankshaft and install the bolts hand-tight.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the flexplate retaining bolts to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm) for manual transmissions or to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) for automatic transmissions in the sequence shown.

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    Fig. Tighten the flexplate bolts in the sequence shown

    Tighten the flexplate bolts in the sequence shown
  4.  
  5. Install the transmission.
  6.  

Gasoline Engines
  1. Remove the transmission.
  2.  
  3. Remove the bolts and flexplate.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Position the flexplate onto the crankshaft and install the bolts hand-tight.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the flexplate retaining bolts, in the sequence shown, as follows:
    1. 3.7L & 5.7L engines: 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
    2.  
    3. 4.7L engines: 45 ft. lbs. (60 Nm)
    4.  
    5. 3.9L, 5.2L & 5.9L engines: 55 ft. lbs. (75 ft. lbs.)
    6.  
    7. 8.0L engines: 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm)

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      Fig. Tighten the flexplate bolts in the sequence shown

      Tighten the flexplate bolts in the sequence shown
    8.  

  4.  
  5. Install the transmission.
  6.  

 
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