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1G How much teardown to change flex plate?


Proven Member
Oct 14, 2007
Des Moines, Iowa
Before I take a bunch of stuff off I don't need to, Need to put in a new upgraded flex plate, appears to me I need separate the passenger front suspension remove transfer case and misc items. Sound about right?
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Proven Member
Mar 21, 2002
Bay Area, California
Downpipe, T-case, inspection cover, old flex plate bolts, PS axle, trans mounts (2g has 3), starter, trans to block bolts. I would then drop the trans out the bottom with a cherry picker. But you might also have to remove the fore/aft brackets from the trans to drop it (my 1g has 3 motor mounts & only 1 trans mount to remove, making this^ easier in a 1g)

This would also be a good time to think about a torque convertor... "since you're in there"


Proven Member
Feb 8, 2018
Berwick, Pennsylvania
Everything needed to pull the transmission is involved in replacing the flex plate. It's not too hard but they are heavy. I just killed a trans and had to change mine out this weekend. Hope you ate your wheaties LOL
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