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#1 (permalink) Old 07-03-2009, 06:35 PM
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DIY: Front Flex Disk replacement (pictures)

Front Flex replacement.
I've done it today. Replaced front flex disk and transmission mount as well.
Parts#
- Flex Disk: 1704100115
- Transmission mount: 2202400218
Tools:
Sockets: Torx T60, HEX10mm, 13mm, 16mm, 19mm
Open wrench 19mm.

TorxT60 and Hex10mm - for Lemforder flex disk only. Original disk was mounted with 19mm bolts.



Process in pictures.


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Good job Bansai!

What did the original flex disc look like? Any cracks or indication of wear?

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Thanks Franasia!
Sorry. This is little bit big picture. I just would like to show the cracks around mounted holes clearly. Unfortunately, you can see those cracks only if you''ll remove the disk.

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Is there no more loosening of the big driveshaft nut (41mm or so) so the shaft can slide back like on earlier models?
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Is there no more loosening of the big driveshaft nut (41mm or so) so the shaft can slide back like on earlier models?
No. I was also surprised that WIS didn't mention about this big nut. I expected to see it there, and even removed the heat shield and... I didn't find the nut there...
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Sure looks like removing the mount makes the job much easier.
I did it the hard way, but still finished under 1 hr in my mud pit.
What was the mileage? The disk doesn't look too bad, but sure it is good precaution against getting stranded on a desert.
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Another inspiring DIY. Great job.

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bansai, what symptoms did you have prior to changing the front flex disc? mine looks ok from visual inspection, but i'm past 160k miles. should i change it sometime in the near future?
what about the rear one?

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It was original disk and mount. The car has 158.000+ miles on odometer.
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bansai, what symptoms did you have prior to changing the front flex disc? mine looks ok from visual inspection, but i'm past 160k miles. should i change it sometime in the near future?
Very first symptom was lower gears switching. Transmission started switching lower gears little bit harder then usually. I filled small impact in the switching moment. Another issue came a couple of weeks ago. Center console area had small vibration after 60mph. I bought new tires three weeks ago. You know what I thought first... I brought car in the shop and rebalanced rear wheels. But It didn't fix vibration issue.
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