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Ring gear replacement

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big83chevy4x4, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    has anyone replaced their own ring gear? im worried about not welding it 100% and throwing the ballance off and destroying the motor.

    or should i pay someone to do it and hope they do it correctly?
     
  2. randy88k5

    randy88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Do you mean flywheel or flexplate?
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    sorry, i guess i forgot that part, flywheel.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    stick or auto?if auto thay are cheep new.
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Flywheel ring gears are not welded at all, they are just sweated on. Get yourself a punch or chisel and knock the old ring gear off then take the new ring gear and heat it with a torch by going around it in circles as it lay on the flywheel and when it reaches the correct temperature it will fall into place and as it cools down it will grab the flywheel and stay tight. :thumb:
     
  6. big83chevy4x4

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    hmm, i swear i seen a weld somewhere on there. i guess i seen too many flexplates and figured the flywheels are also welded on.

    that sounds easy enough to replace.

    thanks, thats one less thing to worry about.
     

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