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post #1 of 2 Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Flywheel question

I've been a long time reader and have never needed to post a question because everything I needed to know I've found on here, but I can't seem to find out what I need to know. Long story short I did not pay attention to the position of the flywheel when I pulled it off the motor. I looked through the FSM and didn't find anything. Does anybody know how I get it back in the correct position? It's a 2000 3.3 4x4 auto. The flywheel has 6 bolts but no dowel pin. I have the engine at TDC and rationally you would think that the small metal tab that is spot welded to the engine side of the flywheel would line up right over the crank position sensor, but I'm just not sure. Is there anyone out there that can steer me in the right direction, I don't want to have to pull the engine again if it's not right. Thanks.
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I'm definitely not the expert on the 3.3 engine, but I do know that not all engines require a particular positioning on the flywheel. What's important is that the flywheel is adjusted properly in that the ring gear is within the proper tolerances of the plate, and that everything balances out without any warping and without anything being at all crooked.

A lot of Flywheels have offset bolt patterns, which means it will only bolt to the engine in one way. If all of the bolt holes are evenly spaced though then it might not matter.

As long as everything measures up right, I've seen people completely grind off their dowel pins in order to fit aftermarket flywheels onto their engines also.

There are a couple of options for you and hopefully someone who has experience with this particular engine will also chime in.

Good luck!
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