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Old 01-03-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Bent up flexplate...ok to bend back

Well if you guys have been reading my posts..u will know i have been chaning my clutch. I got the trans and bellhousing down, but in the process bent up the bottom of the flex plate a lil. Can i fix it or do i have to get a new one?
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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If you mean the plate that sits between the block and the flywheel, yes you can bend it back. Try to get it as flat as possible.
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Yeah, the correct term is dust plate... I would've thought it pretty hard to bend a flex plate, even closer to impossible to accidently bend a flywheel.

Bend it back, and if you can get it to sit on the dowels and cranshaft, the bellhousing should finish flattening it for you. Just make sure it doesn't move as you're tightening.
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uhhhh..who bent a flywheel?? I am just talking about the metal shim/plate between the bellhousing and engine. It was pretty easy to bend since i had to pry the bellhousing off with a screwdriver
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Nobody bent a flywheel.

You said flexplate in the title, which is the AODE equivilent to a flywheel (position wise in the drivetrain). I was just clarifying.
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Well if you guys have been reading my posts..u will know i have been chaning my clutch. I got the trans and bellhousing down, but in the process bent up the bottom of the flex plate a lil. Can i fix it or do i have to get a new one?
We had to read into this one to figure out that you are not familiar with the automatic vs manual terminology. Yep, just straighten out the sheet metal.

Flywheel goes with manual
Flexplate goes with automatic
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