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replace fly wheel for 2001 dodge intrepid

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replace fly wheel for 2001 dodge intrepid
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to just I'm here to help you and your 100% satisfaction is my goal. What is it exactly you need to know you need procedure of how to replace the flywheel?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Sorry I bother you please cancel this request about the dodge intrepid.
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 5 years ago.
Okay no problem if you need anything else just let me know thank you
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I need the procedure to replace a fly wheel.
Expert:  Dodge expert replied 5 years ago.
Service and Repair





NOTE: When a transaxle failure has contaminated the fluid, the oil cooler(s) must be flushed. The cooler bypass valve in the transaxle must be inspected and/or replaced also. The torque converter must also be replaced with an exchange unit. This will ensure that metal particles or sludged oil are not later transferred back into the reconditioned (or replaced) transaxle.

The transaxle can be removed without having to remove the engine.

(1)Disconnect battery.
(2)Remove wiper blades.
(3)Remove right and left wiper module covers.
(4)Remove steel cowl/strut support.

CAUTION: Be careful of sharp edges around cowl/wiper area.

(5)Remove engine air inlet tube.
(6)Remove transaxle harness connectors at cowl area.
(7)Remove upper bell housing stud nuts from bell housing studs. Detach heater hose tube and throttle body support bracket.
(8)Remove upper bell housing studs.
(9)Lift vehicle on hoist.
(10)Loosen clamps at intersection of rear exhaust system to front catalytic converter pipes.
(11)Separate rear exhaust from left catalytic converter pipe and right extension pipe.
(12)Remove rear exhaust system.
(13)Remove nuts retaining exhaust pipes to transmission mount.
(14)Loosen clamp at right extension at right catalytic converter. Remove right extension.



(15)Disconnect crankshaft position sensor connector and remove sensor (Fig. 9). The sensor is located on the upper right side of the transaxle bell housing.
(16)Remove dipstick tube.
(17)Disconnect the gear selector cable from the transaxle.
(18)Disconnect transmission range sensor connector. Disconnect input and output speed sensor connector.
(19)Disconnect and plug transaxle cooler lines at the transaxle.
(20)Remove lower control arm pinch bolts.
(21)Pry lower control arms down and out of steering knuckles.

CAUTION: Do not allow drive shaft or CV joint to hang freely. Internal joint damage may occur if allowed to hang freely.

CAUTION: Drive shaft retainer clips and seals located on the stub shafts must be replaced before reinstalling drive shafts.


(22)Using a pry bar, disconnect the inner tripod joints from the transaxle (Fig. 10).
(23)Pull bottom of knuckles and drive shafts outward to allow clearance during transaxle removal. The drive shafts do not have to be completely removed from the vehicle. Do not allow the inner tripod joints to hang unsupported or joint damage may occur.
(24)Disconnect 02 sensor wiring and remove left catalytic converter pipe.
(25)Unbolt starter assembly. Do not disconnect wiring or completely remove the starter from the vehicle. Allow the starter to sit between the engine and the frame.
(26)Remove engine oil pan collar.
(27)Remove torque converter bolts. The torque converter is indexed to the flex plate. Mark the torque converter location to ensure that the torque converter is reinstalled correctly.

CAUTION: The drive plate to torque converter bolts and the drive plate to crankshaft bolts must not be reused. Install new bolts whenever these bolts are removed.

(28)Place a transmission jack under the transaxle. Secure the transaxle to the jack.
(29)Raise transaxle slightly to relieve the weight on the rear transaxle mount.

NOTE: Bolts for the crossmember bridge are different lengths, side to side.

(30)Remove rear crossmember bridge bolts.
(31)Remove rear mount adapter plate mounting bolts.
(32)Remove the rear crossmember bridge, mount, and adapter plate as an assembly.
(33)Lower the rear of the transaxle to gain access to the bell housing bolts.
(34)Remove side bell housing bolts.
(35)Remove dipstick tube from transaxle. Be prepared to plug the dipstick hole when removing dipstick to prevent fluid from spilling out of the transaxle.
(36)Remove connector on top of transaxle for solenoid pack.
(37)The transaxle can now be lowered from the vehicle.









  1. Remove the transaxle.
  2. Remove flex plate attaching bolts.



  1. Remove the flex plate (Fig. 80).


  1. Position flex plate with backing plate on the crankshaft (Fig. 80).
  2. Apply Mopar Lock & Seal Adhesive to the flex plate bolts.
  3. Install flex plate bolts (Fig. 80). Tighten bolts to 95 Nm (70 ft. lbs.) .
  4. Install the transaxle.