What is a flexplate?

Answer All automatic transmission cars have flexplates. These thin discs of stamped steel perform a number of functions well out of proportion to their design complexity.LocationThe flexplate is bolted t... Read More »

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How to Replace a Flexplate?

The flexplate is a large round steel disc attached directly to the crankshaft on the rear of the engine. It has a starter gear ring around the outside circumference of the disc. The flexplate's pur... Read More »

How to Remove a Chevrolet Flexplate?

The flexplate is a round, thick piece of sheet metal that connects a vehicles engine to the transmission.If you hear a knocking or chirping sound when you are in idle, then you might have a broken ... Read More »

How to Install a Ford Flexplate?

The flexplate on a Ford vehicle serves two important functions. The first is to help balance the rotating assembly (crankshaft, connecting rods, and pistons). The other is to serve as a cranking ge... Read More »

How to Install a Flexplate Perpendicularly?

The flexplate in a vehicle with an automatic transmission serves the same purpose as a flywheel does in a vehicle with a standard transmission. The flexplate contains teeth around its outside diame... Read More »