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Flexplate

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Adub, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. Adub

    Adub 1/2 ton status

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    Need to replace my flexplate. What is the easiet/quickest way to get to it out and back in. Do I have to completely drop the trans?

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    Nope, you don't have to completely remove the tranny. I've replace mine 5 time in the last 2 yrs(recent one has held up for 9 months not /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif ), but all you have to do is move the tranny/tcase back far enough to get to the bolts and be able to remove it. Then just slide the tranny/tcase back up and bolt er back together /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Adub

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    I don't have a tranny jack. Do I need to get one, or can I just use some 2x4s and let is rest on the cross members. Do I need to disconnect everything from the trans and case or is there enough slack?

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    As far as a jack, use whatever you can find that is STABLE enough to hold it in place long enough to do it. I used an ATV stand when I did mine(I don't own a tranny jack either).

    Disconnect both driveshafts, vacuum modulator, kick-down cable, tranny lines /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif(depends on slack)tranny linkage, maybe the tcase shifter arm thru the floor. I think that is all i had to do. Been about a yr since the last time I did it.
     

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