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AWD VS FWD motor plate?

Posted by twister7, May 17, 2010

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  1. twister7

    twister7 Proven Member

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    Any one have a pic of a awd motor plate (the thin plate in-between the trans and the motor)?Or does any one know what the difference is between a fwd and a awd plate?The reason why i am asking is i just got a 95 awd drive talon today and the motor acted like it was locked up at first, starter wouldn't engage extra, so i tried to turn it over at the crank pulley bolt and it turned, but i noticed a clicking noise like it was dragging on the starter or some thing then i noticed no motor plate, so i checked fwd vs awd part number's and they are different so i am wondering what the difference is.
     
  2. ilco187

    ilco187 Proven Member

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    well on a 1g i assume the 2g will be similar, the fwd starter plate wont work on a awd i have done it, a awd plate on a fwd im not sure. but the differences between the 2 are the position of the starter and its like a spacer so its possible to be dragging the starter gear on the flywheel.
     

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  3. twister7

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    now i am wondering if it has a fwd flywheel or a awd one, do u have to match the plate with the flywheel, do u know buy chance?
     
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  4. black_gst

    black_gst Proven Member

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    you have to match the plate to the trans and nothing else i have been through this problem trust me....

    starter plate must match the tranny everything else doesnt matter at all
     

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  5. rock1t

    rock1t Proven Member

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    terminology please.

    it would be the flywheel if you have a manual or a flexplate if you have an automatic.

    no, its not a starter plate. i would love for you to call your local parts house or dealership and give them this blasphemy.
     

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  6. daren_p

    daren_p DSM Wiseman

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    Don't have a pic but the fwd & awd plates are different. Basically only difference is where the hole is for starter location. Fwd has a larger flywheel diameter vs awd so the starter holes are in slightly different locations in the plate to allow proper placement of the starter in each application.
     

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  7. snowborder714

    snowborder714 Moderator

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    You get the starter plate to match the bell housing, not the motor.


    2g AWD starter plate

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    2g FWD starter plate

    IMG_6290 (Medium).jpg
     
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  8. twister7

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    Thank you all for all you're help, i already ordered a awd plate!I wish people would just put thing back how they got them!
     
  9. dsm-onster

    dsm-onster DSM Wiseman

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    FYI, the auto plate (FWD or AWD or N/T) match the FWD turbo plate. I have one on my FWD turbo car right now. And the n/t manual and AWD manual plate is the same. I have one on my AWD right now.
     

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  10. black_gst

    black_gst Proven Member

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    this is on 1G's right?
     

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  11. black_gst

    black_gst Proven Member

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    ROFL

    haha i think its you who needs to learn your "terminology" there buddy


    i didint know flex plates went between the engine and the trans i thought they bolted onto the crank:ohdamn:
     

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  12. rock1t

    rock1t Proven Member

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    ha, yeah, i guess next time i will try to read through the entire post and not skim for key words. LOL.

    but I took mine off when I installed my scatter sheild. ROFLROFL
     

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