The flywheel (Fig. 1) is attached to the rear end of the
crankshaft with six self-locking bolts. Two dowels in the
end of the crankshaft aid flywheel alignment and
provide support when the flywheel bolts are removed.
scuff plate is used between the flywheel and the bolt
heads to prevent the bolt heads from scoring the
A steel ring gear, which meshes with the starting motor
pinion, is shrunk onto the rim of the flywheel.
Fig. 2. Pilot Bearing Retainer
A split tube type retainer (Fig. 2) is driven in the end of
the crankshaft to prevent the pilot bearing from entering
2. Attach flywheel lifting tool J 6361-01 to the flywheel
the crankshaft cavity.
with two 7/16" -14 bolts of suitable length or use tool J
25026. Remove the remaining flywheel attaching bolt.
The flywheel is machined to provide true alignment with
3. Attach a chain hoist to the lifting tool to support the
the clutch, and the center bore provides for installation
of a clutch pilot bearing. The clutch is bolted to the
The flywheel must be removed for service operations
such as replacing the starter ring gear, crankshaft or
Remove Flywheel (Transmission Removed)
1. Remove the six flywheel attaching bolts and scuff
CAUTION Install one flywheel bolt after removing the
scuff plate to hold the flywheel in place until the lifting
tool is attached.
Fig. 3. Removing Flywheel
Fig. 1. Typical Flywheel Assembly