Repair Pontiac Mid-size 1974-1983 Repair Guide

Flywheel and Ring Gear

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Check across the flywheel surface, it should be flat



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Fig. Fig. 2 If necessary, lock the flywheel in place and remove the retaining bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 3 ... then remove the flywheel from the crankshaft in order replace it or have it machined



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Fig. Fig. 4 Upon installation, it is usually a good idea to apply a thread-locking compound to the flywheel bolts

The ring gear is an integral part of the flywheel and is not replaceable.

  1. Remove the transmission.
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  3. Remove the six bolts attaching the flywheel to the crankshaft flange. Remove the flywheel.
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  5. Inspect the flywheel for cracks, and inspect the ring gear for burrs or worn teeth. Replace the flywheel if any damage is apparent. Remove burrs with a mill file.
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  7. Install the flywheel. The flywheel will only attach to the crankshaft in one position, as the bolt holes are unevenly spaced. Install the bolts and torque to specification.
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