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Old 01 Feb 2014, 12:16 am
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So I have everything off the engine, engines still in the car. But i cant for the life of me figure out how to remove the bolts on the flex plate side?? Its the 2.2 non turbo, 5 speed manual. But thats my huge question, how do i get those bolts off.
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Old 01 Feb 2014, 12:17 pm
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warning, I've never done this on a PT-

On the Neon (same powertrain, different oil pan, etc) you'd remove the inspection cover and take bolts out.

I know some PT's had a brace over the cover.
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Old 01 Feb 2014, 06:32 pm
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I took the inspection cover off and can see the bolts I just don't understand how to get them out. Just an 18mm open ended box wrench?
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Old 02 Feb 2014, 01:06 pm
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Is there some reason the wrench wouldn't work?
Not enough room to 'swing' it?
Trying to understand why you'd ask.
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Old 04 Feb 2014, 11:41 am
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When I pulled out my Transmission recently. I removed the inspection cover and the then loosened the bolts using a wrench and a large screwdiver.

I used the screwdriver to, wedge up against the engine block and into the starter teeth on the outside edge of the flex plate to keep the engine from turning while I applied force to the wrench to break the bolts loose.

Then I also used the screwdriver against the engine block and into the starter teeth to lever the flex plate around and rotate the engine so I could get to all four bolts.

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Old 07 Feb 2014, 01:52 pm
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for anyone doing this in the future, this is what I did.

by cutting this socket down, i could loosen the flywheel bolts and the head of the wrench will rest on the engine which prevents the flywheel from spinning. i'm not big on sticking prybars in the ring gear. i just cut the socket with my angle grinder and threw it in cold water.
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Old 08 Feb 2014, 06:50 am
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Rob; If you used an angle grinder, why did the socket come out flat and square????? ----- Using a 1/2 drive ratchet/socket on the harmonic balancer bolt and 'pinning' it against something [frame, etc] will keep the crank from turning.
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Old 02 Mar 2014, 11:11 pm
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Just did this today. I used an 18mm wrench on the flywheel bolts and wedged a large screwdriver between the teeth to keep the flywheel from spinning. Now putting the transmission back in... oh that was lots of fun and lots of swearing!

But as PT06 mentioned (which I wish I would have thought of) "using a 1/2 drive ratchet/socket on the harmonic balancer bolt and 'pinning' it against something [frame, etc] will keep the crank from turning" is a good idea.
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How many miles did you guys get out of the clutches, since your working on them????
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How many miles did you guys get out of the clutches, since your working on them????
the splined part of the disk stripped out and caused the failure on mine. there was plenty of friction material left. not too sure about mileage. i could go look back at shop records and see, but because of how it broke, any number i come up with would would be irrelevant.

anyone else have a number?
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