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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 19, 7:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Flywheel removal

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does anyone have an easy way to remove the flywheel. it's a press fit on the crank and Im struggling to get it off. Thanks for the advise .
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 19, 8:05 PM
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Re: Flywheel removal

what







What are you working on the flywheel should not be a press fit?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 19, 8:06 PM
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Steve,
It is not a press fit. It is tight and most likely stuck a little from old age. If it is a stick shift just get a big rubber hammer and start smacking it. it will come loose eventually. If you can get behind it try to pry between the flywheel and the crank flange. Leave a couple of the bolts in a few threads so when it comes loos it wont fall off
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 19, 8:20 PM
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^ the man speaks from experience, especially the part about leaving a couple of bolts in place, that can save a headache!
You also might try some PB Blaster or other rust solvent, that might help.
Once it's broke loose, it'll be much easier.
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Steve,
It is not a press fit. It is tight and most likely stuck a little from old age. If it is a stick shift just get a big rubber hammer and start smacking it. it will come loose eventually. If you can get behind it try to pry between the flywheel and the crank flange. Leave a couple of the bolts in a few threads so when it comes loos it wont fall off

^The above is exactly correct. I've experienced "stuck" flywheels (and flexplates) a few times. Use a little PB Blaster, hammer, wiggle, pry (of course, with 2-3 bolts partially screwed in) until it loosens up--------------------then with a good grip, carefully pull it off----------------it WILL come off.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 7:44 AM
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Re: Flywheel removal

Just in case you never did it before once you do get it loose and work it off the end of the crank you will notice it gets real heavy real fast so be ready for it.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 8:11 AM
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Re: Flywheel removal

However,the harmonic balancer in the front is press fit.
Just thought Id put that out there.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 19, 10:59 AM
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Try using a little heat around the bolt area. It will expand away from the crankshaft. Don't turn it red. But as mentioned above, back off a couple bolts but leave them in place.
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