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mechanical question

shootlowshootlow Member Posts: 5,425
edited August 2004 in General Discussion
how long and about how much $$$$ should it take to change out the fly wheel on a 4.3L V6
non 4x4 automatic tranny

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    dcon12dcon12 Member Posts: 31,956 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    What tools do you have? Don[?]

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    shootlowshootlow Member Posts: 5,425
    edited November -1
    about any thing you need except a lift
    i have never done a fly wheel with the motor and tranny still in the truck

    got a cutting tourch also[}:)]

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    TOOLS1TOOLS1 Member Posts: 6,133
    edited November -1
    2 hours. You will need an impact for the flywheel bolts.
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    kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    On the 4.3 there is one bolt at the top of the bellhousing that is hell to get at. Depending on the year of vehicle (I'm assuming S-10 or variant) it can be done in about 4-5 hours.

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    kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    Do yourself a favor and buy a few 24" extensions and a heavy-duty swivel. If you have an impact gun it'll make things easier. Did the same job on an Infinity awhile back, I'll take the S10 anyday[:D]

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    shootlowshootlow Member Posts: 5,425
    edited November -1
    this dont sound so fun
    KJ it is a 1992 S10

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    kingjoeykingjoey Member Posts: 8,636
    edited November -1
    PS: Make sure you check your starter clearance after you put in the new flywheel, should be 1/8" if I remember correctly

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    RocklobsterRocklobster Member Posts: 7,060
    edited November -1
    That would be a flexplate rather than a flywheel, wouldn't it?
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    TOOLS1TOOLS1 Member Posts: 6,133
    edited November -1
    Rocklob
    You are correct. Most people still call it a flywheel though. I dont find it worth my time to educate them.

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    You must get paid by the hour[:D]

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    While you have the flex plate off. You should replace the rear main seal. It is full circle type. And is easyly accsessible after you remove the flexplate. Also Replace the frt seal in the transmission. Its cheap insurance. You would hate to have to take it back apart in a few thousand miles to repair a leak.
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    gskyhawkgskyhawk Member Posts: 4,773
    edited November -1
    junk it and buy a FORD [:D][:D][:D][:D][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)]
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    alledanalledan Member Posts: 19,541
    edited November -1
    Sorry, I don't know much about mechanics anymore!
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    TheBrassManTheBrassMan Member Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It took me about 6 hours [:D]
    I did it in my garage with just putting the truck up on 4 stands and using 3 jacks to support the tranny and engine.
    I have a 94 Chevy 1500 with a 4.3L V6.
    Need a second pair of strong hands when breaking loose the bolts holding the flywheel or flexplate to the torque converter and breaking loose the bolts holding it to the crank.
    Unless you have the locking tool which I didn't have [:D]

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    ginmasterginmaster Member Posts: 2,669 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by gskyhawk
    junk it and buy a FORD [:D][:D][:D][:D][}:)][}:)][}:)][}:)]


    Why would he want to down grade?[8D]

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    shootlowshootlow Member Posts: 5,425
    edited November -1
    BUY A FORD [xx(][xx(][xx(]
    this little truck is the wifes it has 135000 miles on it and this is the first real problem
    this is not going to be so bad a mechanic friend(yea i have a few) said he would help me fix the little thing if it could wait a few days (trust me it can wait)[:D][:D]

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    Red223Red223 Member Posts: 7,946
    edited November -1
    I did one in three hours.

    You need to take the 4-6 body bolts off and jack the body up to get at the top bolts easily.

    EASY job since it's a 2wd.

    I never used a impact on the flywheel bolts, the book said something like 55 foot pounds to torque them back down, two snapped off at 50 foot pounds.

    I had to get a few new bolts for the flywheel from the closest parts store.



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    TheBrassManTheBrassMan Member Posts: 3,808 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Why buy a Ford.
    My Chevy has almost 321,000 miles on it [:D]
    Still the original motor and transmission. Only changed the flexplate
    because the starter chewed the teeth up.


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