Toyota 4Runner 2001-06

Flywheel/Flexplate & Ring Gear

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. View of the flywheel bolted to the crankshaft-5VZ-FE engine



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Fig. On automatic transmission equipped vehicles, the flexplate has both front . . .



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Fig. . . . and rear spacers

  1. If the engine is installed in the vehicle, remove the transmission.
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  3. Remove the clutch assembly, if equipped with manual transmission.
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  5. Make reference matchmarks on the flywheel and crankshaft end. A pin-punch is suggested, since chalk or paint marks may get erased during cleaning.
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  7. Loosen the bolts holding the flywheel or driveplate a little at a time and in a crisscross pattern. Remove the flywheel. A manual transmission flywheel is heavy so use caution to protect yourself and the components. Protect the flywheel and ring-gear from damage or impact.
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To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean the flywheel bolts. Coat the first three or four threads of each bolt with thread-locking compound. Install the flywheel, aligning the previously made marks. Install the bolts finger-tight.
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  3. Tighten the bolts in a crisscross pattern and in several passes to the correct tightness:

    2RZ-FE engine with manual transmission: 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm)
     
    3RZ-FE engine with manual transmission: 1st pass; 19 ft. lbs. (26 Nm), 2nd pass turn 90° ( 1 / 4 turn)
     
    2RZ-FE and 3RZ-FE engines with automatic transmissions: 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
     
    5VZ-FE engine with automatic transmission: 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm)
     
    5VZ-FE engine with manual transmission: 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    1FZ-FE engine with automatic transmission: 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
     
    2UZ-FE engine with automatic transmission: 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm), 2nd pass turn 90° ( 1 / 4 turn)
     
    2UZ-FE engine with manual transmission: 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     

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  5. Reinstall the transmission.
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Fig. If a flywheel holding tool is not available, an air gun may be used to loosen the bolts



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Fig. Always tighten the bolts with a torque wrench. Note the flywheel holding tool

 
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