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how to get flywheel bolts out when moyor is locked up 2000 pot.grand am gt 3500sfi taking motor out

Hi james:

there is an not so easy way and one hard way. not so easy is to take the oil pan off while the engine is in the car still and looen up the rod/main bolts as to be able to turn the crank. the harder way sort of is to drop the entire powertrain out the bottom of the car if you have a lift leave the powertrain sitting on 4 jack stands and lift the body off and then take the engine off the tramission with the toque converter still attached to the flywheel. You will then need a new troque converter seal for the tranmission. there is not easy way around this issue. sorry.

Good luck :-}

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


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