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Driveplate — removal and installation


1. Refer to Automatic transaxle and remove the transaxle. If it’s leaking, now would be a very good time to replace the front pump seal/Oaring (automatic transaxle only).

2. Use a center punch or paint to make alignment marks on the drive plate and crankshaft to ensure correct alignment during installation.

3. Remove the bolts that secure the drive plate to the crankshaft. If the crankshaft turns, wedge a screwdriver in the ring gear teeth to jam the drive plate.

4. Remove the drive plate from the crankshaft. Also, there are spacers on both sides of the drive plate; don’t lose them.


5. Check for cracked and broken ring gear teeth.

6. Clean and inspect the mating surfaces of the drive plate and the crankshaft. If the crankshaft rear seal is leaking, replace it (see Rear main oil seal — replacement) before reinstalling the drive plate.

7. Position the drive plate against the crankshaft. Be sure to align the marks made during removal. Note that some engines have an alignment dowel or staggered bolt holes to ensure correct installation. Before installing the bolts, apply thread locking compound to the threads.

8. Wedge a screwdriver in the ring gear teeth to keep the drive plate from turning and tighten the bolts to the torque listed in this Chapter’s Specifications. Follow a crisscross pattern and work up to the final torque in three or four steps.

9. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

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