Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to replace Flexplate on Buick Rendezvous?

The Details to replace Flexplate (Driveplate) is as follows:-----

Flexplate (Driveplate)
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Procedure is as follows:-----

The Procedure is for Buick 3.4L,3.5L & 3.6L engine models.

3.4L & 3.5L Engines
  1. Remove the automatic transaxle. 

    Fig. The removal of the engine flywheel and bolts
  2. Remove the engine flexplate bolts and flexplate.
  3. Clean the engine flexplate bolt threads and bolt holes.
  4. Clean and inspect the engine flexplate.
To install:

Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  1. Install the engine flexplate and bolts and tighten them to 52 ft. lbs. (71 Nm).
  2. Install the automatic transaxle.
3.6L Engine
  1. Remove the transmission.

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    Fig. The removal of the engine flywheel and bolts
  2. Remove the engine flexplate bolts and the flexplate.
  3. Clean and inspect the flexplate. If the flexplate teeth are damaged, inspect the starter for proper operation. Replace the starter if there is excessive wear or damage to the starter drive.
To install:
  1. Install the engine flexplate.
  2. Install the transmission.

These details will help.


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