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Old 02-08-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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So Im about 100% sureI spun the teeth off the flywheel.

Money is tight right now and I have a new replacement flywheel, Im wondering how hard would it be to change it out myself?

Its in a 1990 GT 5speed.
Any information on how to go about it, tips, cautions, anything is appriated.

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
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ummmmm....how do you know you broke teeth off your flywheel?

you cant actually "spin" you flywheel like you can a bearing, the flywheel is bolted into place on the crank, trust me if you broke those bolts off....you would know.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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I was told by a mechanic that I was missing a tooth, not long after that the car started making grinding nosies when I would crank it and shortly there after wouldnt turn over but sit and grind. When I try to turn it over it just makes this grinding nosie and wont fire.

Everyone Ive talked to about it tell me they think Ive broke the teeth off the flywheel.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:12 PM   #4
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Default RE: Spun Flywheel....

yeah you probably ground the teeth on the flywheel bad enough and now the started doesn't want to engauge all the time. try replacing it yourself... if you can, you can get a flywheel cheap on ebay if money is really tight. the replacement isn't that bad of a job with simple jack stands and hand tools.
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Default RE: Spun Flywheel....

I would pull the starter off and inspect the fly wheel, and even the the starter gear. I truly doubt you took off all the teeth on your flywheel. You may have one or 2 bad ones, but I would guess you have a bad starter gear. If it is just a couple teeth missing off your flywheel, you still need to fix it, but put a wrench on the crank and turn it a little so you can get it running.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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i would bet its your starter. get under your car with a flashlight, take off the starter and look at the teeth
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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I already have the OEM Replacement Flywheel and since I was told there is atleast one tooth gone I will replace it. As for the starter I was planning onchecking it and replacing it too. How hard isit to remove/check/replace the starter? Thepoint to this thread is finding out how to change everything.You guess seem to know what your doing, any instructions on how to go about the changes?
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best advice, jack up the car, unbolt the drive shaft and drop the tranny out and actually look if you really think its the flywheel. shouldnt take more than an hour.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:51 PM   #9
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Alright, Ill probably get the fox jacked up this weekend and take a look at it.
How hard is it to drop the tranny? This will be my first attemp at it...
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first attempt....plan for a days worth of work.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:02 PM   #12
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Thanks for the Link, I think that will be all I need. If I have any problems, youll see me posting questions [:'(]
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The stock starter is made of softer metal than the flywheel. You should be ok.

Typically, the starter will grind its teeth off
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Default RE: Spun Flywheel....

If it is bad, put the car on jackstands, remove the torque conter to flywheel nuts(13 or 14mm)((4 of them)), turning the crankshaft clockwise to get to each one.

Remove the dipstick tube, fluid will come from tranny. Put jack Under Tranny Pan More Toward the front of the pan, unbolt the tranny to engine bolts (16mm), unbolt the two tranny rear mount bolts and slide em out.

Move tranny back, take the flywheel off and install new. Use new flywheel bolts and blue loc-tite.


Removing the old one will require a short pipe to add the extra strength to your hands.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #15
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best advice, jack up the car, unbolt the drive shaft and drop the tranny out and actually look if you really think its the flywheel. shouldnt take more than an hour.
Drop the starter before you go yanking out the entire transmission.
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:37 PM   #16
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Default RE: Spun Flywheel....

In ya'lls opinion what are the chances my stock starter grinded teeth off instead of breaking enough teeth off my flywheel to cause this problem?
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:53 PM   #17
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anyone have an opinion about the starter teeth?
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Default RE: Spun Flywheel....

chances are better that the teeth are gone on the starter..

you have to unbolt the starter to remove the bellhousing.... so you might as well take it out first and go from there
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