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88 Cherokee Piston Slap? Nope, Cracked Flexplate

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Focker, May 30, 2017.

  1. Jun 4, 2017
    Focker

    Focker That's what I do, I know things and I fix stuff. Staff Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2017
    Focker

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    Success!

    My son came over today and we spent the better part of the day pulling the transmission. It was great father & son time.

    I'm so excited that this is the issue...$56 at my local FLAPS for a new one.
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Jun 5, 2017
    FinoCJ

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    That looks exactly like the picture termin8ed posted. Well done!
     
  4. Jun 5, 2017
    ITLKSEZ

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    Dude. That's awesome. Congrats.
     
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    Focker

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    Yeah. it's funny how many online look the same.

    My son and I were covered from head to toe in grease and grime. The plan is to get the new flexplate and install this week.
     
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    Focker

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    Funny how exciting it is to have a broken auto part...Who wishes for that...Right? o_O

    Beats an engine rebuild.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    You should send a pic to the PO.
    He'll cry when he finds out the engine is fine. :cry::p
     
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    Glenn

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    X2! (y)
     
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    PeteL

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    Okay but I'm still wondering - what about those pieces of broken distributor gear, etc?
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Thats water under the bridge. :lol:
     
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    Focker

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    Me too.

    First is to replace the flexplate and tranny, then investigate what would have caused that. I can't see any damage to the distributor gears currently in the motor. (y)

    When I inspected the oil, there were no flakes in it. It must have broken off and the PO was too lazy to drop the pan? I suspect they've been in there for a while.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2017
    PeteL

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    "I suspect they've been in there for a while."

    Likely.
    Friend of mine was changing oil in his Mack truck, stuck his finger into the drain and found a ⅜ nut. Drove him crazy wondering...
     
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    Glenn

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    I agree, that's the most likely scenario.
     
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    47v6

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    What about that loose timing chain?
     
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    termin8ed

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    Other than the labor involved the price is right. Amazing how much noise those flexplates make
     
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    47v6

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    Or how much noise the women make when I flex my pecks.. BWAHAHHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!!:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Focker

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    Most of my findings say it's fine. It's on the back burner for now.
     
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    Focker

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    O'Reilly sells an "unbalanced" flexplate...Is that because the engine is internally balanced? At least that's what a co-worker is telling me.
     
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    Glenn

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    Fine? That video I saw showed it to be very loose.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    I made it cross country sans-tensioner in a dauntless. :whistle: :D
     

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