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What is the difference between a flexplate and a flywheel?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mofugly13, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Someone told me that the noise my K5 makes might be a cracked flexplate, someone else said a cracked flywheel. I've searched and cannot find the difference between these two. My service manual doesn't even have it. Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Flexplate is used with automatics, flywheel is used with manual trannies.

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    The difference is a flexplate is made of thin sheet metal and the flywheel is made of thick cast steel for which the clutch rides on and the pressure plate bolts to. The flexplate is used in automatics and the torque converter bolts to it.

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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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