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SERIES 55 FLYWHEEL

The flywheel is attached to the rear of the crankshaft with ten bolts. The bolt holes in the crankshaft and flywheel are evenly spaced. The flywheel is not indexed to the crankshaft, and may be installed in any position. See Figure 25229 . ‪

1.Bolt ‪

3.Flywheel ‪

2.Ring Gear ‪

Typical Flywheel Assembly

Repair or Replacement of Flywheel

To determine if repair is possible or replacement is necessary, perform the following procedure. See Figure 25230 . ‪

Repair or Replacement of Flywheel Flowchart

Removal of Flywheel

Pre-cleaning is not necessary. ‪

Remove the flywheel as follows: ‪

  1. Remove the transmission assembly. Refer to OEM guidelines.
  2. Remove the inspection plug in the bottom of the flywheel housing.
  3. Install the flywheel lock, J 36375. See Figure 25777 .

    1.Flywheel ‪

    2.Flywheel Housing ‪

    Installation of Flywheel Lock

  4. Thread the center screw of the tool until the tip of the tool rests between two teeth of the flywheel ring gear.

    Note: It may be necessary to bar the engine over (using the square hole in the middle of the crankshaft pulley) so that the center screw of the tool is exactly between two teeth. See Figure 25253 .

    1.Long Handled Breaker ‪

    2.Crankshaft Pulley ‪

    Barring Engine Over

  5. Tighten the knurled knob finger-tight.
  6. Remove 9 of the 10 flywheel attaching bolts, leaving one bolt in the 12 o' clock position.
  7. Install two flywheel guide studs, J 41595, through the flywheel and into the crankshaft at the 3 and 9 o' clock positions. See Figure 25235 .

    1.Crankshaft ‪

    Flywheel Guide Studs

  8. Attach the flywheel lifting tool, J 25026 to the flywheel. See Figure 25485 .
  9. Attach a chain hoist to the lifting tool.
  10. Loosen, but do not remove, the last flywheel attaching bolt.

    1.Flywheel ‪

    2.Flywheel Housing ‪

    Flywheel Removal

    To avoid injury from a falling flywheel when removing the last bolt, hold the flywheel against the crankshaft by hand to prevent it from slipping off the crankshaft. The flywheel is not doweled to the crankshaft.

  11. Remove the flywheel lock.
  12. Remove the final flywheel attaching bolt.
  13. Remove the flywheel.
Inspection of Flywheel

Inspect the flywheel as follows: ‪

  1. Inspect the clutch contact base of the flywheel.
    1. Check the clutch contact base for scoring, wear, or cracks.
    2. If the clutch contact face is scored or worn, reface the flywheel.
    3. If the clutch contact face is cracked, replace the flywheel.
  2. Inspect flywheel flatness.
    1. Check the flatness of the clutch face of the flywheel with a straight edge.
    2. The flywheel surface must be flat within 0.05 mm (.0022 in.), when measured across the face of the 14 in. clutch surface.
    3. If the measurement exceeds this specification, replace the flywheel.
  3. Inspect the ring gear.
    1. Check ring gear for excessively worn or damaged gear teeth.
    2. If damaged gear teeth are detected, replace the ring gear. Refer to section .
  4. Inspect the crankshaft and flywheel contact surface.
    1. Check the butt end of the crankshaft and flywheel contact surface for fretting, brinelling, or burrs. See Figure 25237 .
    2. 1.Mating Surface ‪

      Crankshaft and Flywheel Mating Surfaces

    3. Lightly stone the contact surface to remove any fretting, brinelling, or burrs.

Installation of Flywheel

Install the flywheel as follows: ‪

  1. Install two flywheel guide studs, J 41595, into two of the tapped holes in the crankshaft at the 3 and 9 o' clock positions.
  2. Attach the flywheel lifting tool, J 25026-2, and using a chain hoist, position the flywheel in the flywheel housing. Align the flywheel bolt holes with the crankshaft bolt holes.
  3. Install two bolts 180 apart.
  4. Install the flywheel lock, J 36375-A. See Figure 25777 .

    1.Flywheel ‪

    2.Flywheel Housing ‪

    Flywheel Lock Installation

  5. Remove the flywheel lifting tool and guide studs.
  6. Install the bolts, and torque them to 200-220 N m (148-162 lb ft).
  7. Turn the bolts an additional 90-110 . See Figure 25842 .

    Torque Turn Limits

  8. Remove the flywheel lock tool, J 36375.
  9. Install the pipe plug, and tighten to 61-75 N m (45-55 lb ft) torque.
  10. Mount a dial indicator, J 7872, with a magnetic base to the flywheel housing.
  11. Check the flywheel run-out at the clutch contact face. See Figure 25365 .

    1.Flywheel Housing ‪

    2.Flywheel ‪

    Measuring Flywheel Run-out

  12. The maximum allowable run-out is 0.08 mm (.003 in.) total indicator reading.
  13. If the run-out exceeds allowable limits, replace the flywheel.