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post #1 of 5 Old 05-13-2008, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Flexplate to flywheel problems, please help!!

I have a 95 grand with a 5.2L and the engine was bad so i got a 5.2L out of a 98 grand. I have all of my sensors transfered over, but i didn't transfer the flexplate because i thought they were the same. Now i have the engine placed into the jeep, and i can only get 3 of the 4 bolts through the flexplate into the torque converter. The 4th is near a 1/4 of an inch off, maybe just a little less. Are the flexplates different or am i doing something wrong. I just don't want to pull the engine out again.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-13-2008, 11:25 AM
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they are proably diffferent, as they are different transmissions.

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42RE: 4 spd. automatic transmission used in 1993 to 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees with 4.0L engines.

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Yeah, in 96+ they're at 90*, the other years there is on at like 88* to help align it.
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Hmm, let me try this again.

You are going to need an asymetrical internal (zero) -balance flexplate from a 93-95 or a symmetrical torque converter from a 96-98. Either way the trans will have to come away from the motor.


You can hog out that one hole in the flexplate with a Dremel and force a match to the converter hole. You may end up with a nasty imbalance which you would notice right away.
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i had the same thing happen to me and i just left it out until i brought it to s ahop because i did something else wrong and they put in the bolt

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