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Old 08-15-2009, 02:11 AM   #1
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Default Flywheel or Flex Plate, need help

I have a 1996 XJ 4.0L automatic trans.

Finding ANY info on flywheel or flex plates is almost NON EXISTANT

Advance and Auto Zone DO NOT list for A/T, though I am sure the stealership can provide one

where are suggested retailers? average price?

am I just THAT new to Jeep and didn't see some loop hole?
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I have a 1996 XJ 4.0L automatic trans.

Finding ANY info on flywheel or flex plates is almost NON EXISTANT

Advance and Auto Zone DO NOT list for A/T, though I am sure the stealership can provide one

where are suggested retailers? average price?

am I just THAT new to Jeep and didn't see some loop hole?
An automatic will have a "flexplate" - the torque converter makes up the flyweight rotational/inertial mass (in manuals, it's provided by the flywheel and clutch cover.)

Pioneer/Barnes should make one - I've bought a few for RENIX from them, and RENIX is less common. I don't see why your local can't come up with a part number for you - but you might want to find a new local (AA and AZ aren't exactly my idea of a "good local" anyhow. Most chain 'countermen' have delusions of adequacy. Try a NAPA or a Carquest instead - they're somewhat better.)
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Thumbs up Here is what I found

After digging around for a while, I was able to pull a great break down from the


"Engine builder's handbook", It states....

"Once the clutch is off you'll have a clear view of the flywheel. If an automatic transmission was used, a flexplate will be in place of the flywheel.
There's now much difference between removing the two except for the additional weight of the flywheel."




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Flywheel is usually either cast or billet, noticeably thicker and heavier, and will have a large smooth surface for the friction disc of the clutch to make contact with. A flexplate is usually just stamped steel with the starter gear welded to it, as was said, the flexplate is used in automatic cars and is basically just a way to connect the torque converter to the crankshaft.




And right here as part of my thread from "CherokeeForum.com"

An automatic will have a "flexplate" - the torque converter makes up the flyweight rotational/inertial mass (in manuals, it's provided by the flywheel and clutch cover.)

Pioneer/Barnes should make one - I've bought a few for RENIX from them, and RENIX is less common. I don't see why your local can't come up with a part number for you - but you might want to find a new local (AA and AZ aren't exactly my idea of a "good local" anyhow. Most chain 'countermen' have delusions of adequacy. Try a NAPA or a Carquest instead - they're somewhat better.)


The only place I was ABLE to find a reasonable replacement of the part is from this site www.partstrain.com They have live support chat in the event you have a question or difficulty in finding a very specific part.


I hope this helps with any future questions about the two - Enjoy
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Another good place to buy them is...The link below is for 91-95 models but they have the newer and older style aswell.

https://www.cyberjeep.com/prodinfo.asp?number=52117761&
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Another good place to buy them is...The link below is for 91-95 models but they have the newer and older style aswell.

https://www.cyberjeep.com/prodinfo.asp?number=52117761&

What about the 96' its like an enigma for parts. Mine is a 96 XJ 4.0L auto....what will fit it correctly?
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i know what you mean for parts. I gotta check all the years around my 96 to find the right parts.
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What about the 96' its like an enigma for parts. Mine is a 96 XJ 4.0L auto....what will fit it correctly?
Did you search the site? I only posted that because I had it book marked. Try searching their site.
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Did you search the site? I only posted that because I had it book marked. Try searching their site.
unfortunately, the 96 is not showing one....so I ask....What year is the next one to look at....the 95 or the 97?
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unfortunately, the 96 is not showing one....so I ask....What year is the next one to look at....the 95 or the 97?
Did you end up finding one?
I have one sitting in my garage for sale $75
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I may want your flywheel! do you know why they crap out so quickly?
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x2 on partstrain.

http://www.partstrain.com/store/deta...321691310.html

Partstrain.com is the most underrated XJ parts site on the web I think.

---I know the flexplate picture shown is different than yours.. I was worried about it when I ordered one lastweek.. but they delivered the correct item.

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I may want your flywheel! do you know why they crap out so quickly?
I'd check the bendix on your starter. If you get mine or buy a new one. It's best to get a new starter. IM me for my info I still have it.
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