How to Install a Flywheel Conversion to Your Automobile
Note: These are general instructions for all types of vehicles.
Your automobile's flywheel mainly functions to give the inertia needed by engine's pistons during the idle time of their cycle. The flywheel's teeth are essential in the operation of your engine, for they are used by the starter motor to turn the engine until the moment it starts. Though the flywheel is a heavy-duty automotive part, its teeth can get worn out. When this happens, you have to replace it.
Below is a guide to help you take out your busted flywheel and install a new one.
Tools and Materials Needed:
- Flywheel conversion
- Drip pan
- Flare-nut wrench
- Transmission jack
- Transmission fluid
Safety Reminder: Always wear protective gear, such as safety glasses and latex gloves, while working on your automobile.
- Take the driveshaft out of the back of the transmission by removing it from the differential. There are two U-bolts that connect the driveshaft to the differential, and each of them has one nut on both ends. Take out the bolts using a wrench to free the driveshaft from the differential. Place a drip pan below the back of the transmission, and then remove the driveshaft. If there's any fluid dripping from the transmission, let it drain into the drip pan.
- Detach the transmission cooler lines, speedometer cable, and shift linkage from the transmission. Use a flare-nut wrench to remove the transmission cooler lines without damaging them. Use a wrench to disconnect the speedometer cable and shift linkage.
- Position the transmission jack below the transmission and raise the jack until it is resting firmly against the oil pan of the transmission.
- Remove the transmission from the engine. Get a wrench and go under your automobile to take out the four retaining nuts that are used to connect the transmission's torque converter to the back of the flywheel. Then, use the wrench to remove the retaining bolts that connect the transmission to the engine block. After that, use the wrench to take out the transmission's crossmember that connects the transmission to the frame of your automobile and drag the transmission to the rear of your automobile to be able to see the flywheel.
- Take out the retaining bolts that are found in the center of the flywheel. Pull the flywheel from the crankshaft to get it off. Place your new flywheel next to the back of the crankshaft, and secure it by putting the retaining bolts back using a wrench.
- Slide the transmission against the back of your automobile's engine using a transmission jack in preparation to connect it to the engine. Make sure that the suds on the torque converter are lined up with the flywheel's holes. Then, put the retaining nuts of the torque converter back using a wrench. Install the retaining bolts of the transmission through bellhousing and right into the back of the engine. Use the wrench to tighten the bolts.
- Place the transmission's crossmember back to the frame of your automobile, and join the two transmission cooler lines to the transmission using a flare-nut wrench. Then, attach the shift linkage and the speedometer cable to the transmission using a wrench.
- Slide the driveshaft to the back of the transmission. Place the driveshaft's rear against the differential, then insert and securely fasten the four nuts to the two U-bolts using a wrench. If needed, put fluid to the transmission through the dipstick tube that is located under the hood. Installation is now finished!