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Cannot separate flex plate on a 2001 Dodge Stratus, 3.0 engine.

2001 Dodge Stratus, 3.0 engine. After removing the inspection plate on the botton front (or engine side) of the transmission, I see the flex plate it bolted to the clutch with bolts that appear to require a special 10 point socket. Where can I get a the special socket or tool to remove these bolts?

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  • tcooper3 Apr 15, 2009

    Yes, talking about the flywheel, not flex plate as I stated. No luck at any parts houses, even talked to a couple of Dodge dealers, who say "no special tool required, but bring it in we'll do the job". And no, this is not a torx head bolt. So the tool you say maybe available at Snap On or Mac is a special 10 point socket?

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Torks head sockets are generally available in any tool or parts store.

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I think the socket is a dealer item only. I'm on a tool forum and none of the drivers have one. http://www.uktools.com/ sell a Koken 16mm and 14mm 10 point socket. SPC-69330 has a 16mm. I mailed a 10 point with a 13mm head to a tool company to ask if they will make a socket. You can try a damaged nut socket my Blue Point would go all the way on but may cut off the ends. Then you would go down to the next size. An air hammer if applied to the side will loosen the bolt.

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  • rhandwor Nov 29, 2009

    How about posting a Napa tool number?

  • rhandwor Nov 29, 2009

    I was talking about the clutch pressure plate which bolts to the flywheel. Dodge's and Mitsubishi"s use a 10 point bolt.

  • rhandwor May 20, 2010

    http://www.vimtools.com/store/page19.htm...
    Last item on page. For clutch

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Are you talking about a flex plate - for the auto trans or the flywheel for the manual trans. You can get the socket at Napa, off the Snap On or Mac tool truck or at most all parts houses.

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  • Rick Reichlein Apr 15, 2009

    I did one last year and bought a socket for it, but got it off the truck. The auto dealers would have to sell you the socket, from their parts counter, because it is required for the flywheel. I don't think its for that car only, I will have to look. Call the parts counter at the dealer and ask for the part. They will have some number for it in their tools. They can look it up, unless they are just trying to rip people off.

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