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?
Re: Cannot separate flex plate on a 2001 Dodge Stratus,...
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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i believe that the flex plate only goes on one way and it sends a signal to the crank sensor that is what all of the slots on the flex plate are for the crank sensor is located on the outside of the transmission it has one bolt and a electrical wire connection unplug it and pull it out of the transmission be careful not to break it they some times are stuck but with a little movement left and right then pry it up with a screwdriver you could have damaged this during intstallation of the fly wheel because these go in the transmission and ride real close to the flexplate check and see if you have spark at the spark plugs if not i believe you may have damaged this good luck i hope this helps
Hello! There are several know causes for this fault...# 1...As you face the engine...On the front drivers side is the battery distribution block...The ground connection on the fender is not touching bare metal...Disconnect, sand area replace connection...# 2 tighten battery connections on the distribution block...# 3 (and for your sake I hope this isn't the problem) The flex plate...The flex plate is what connects the engine to the automatic transmission...It has a toothed ring on the outer edge for the starter motor to engage...They are known to break, crack or loose teeth...Take the vehicle to an authorized service center to have the flex plate examined...An inspection plate can be removed to view the flex plate...
The inspection cover is usually plastic, it is bolted to the under-side of the bell-housing and it is held in place usually by 4 small bolts, and once you remove them the inspection cover should come out. (you might also have to remove the starter on some applications)
After you have removed the inspection cover most of the flex-plate and the torque converter will be exposed. Turn the engine over and use a good light to inspect for damage to the flex-plate, and also check to see if the torque converter to flex-plate bolts are tight when they revolve into a position where you can attach a good ratchet.
Or maybe the recall on the fuel return line
2001 Dodge Stratus Recall Date: 10/27/2000
2001 Dodge Stratus Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Potential Units Affected: 13100
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE OUTER LAYER
ONLY OF THIS 3-LAYER FUEL RETURN HOSE DOES NOT CONTAIN THE DESIRED OZONE
PROTECTION DUE TO A PROCESSING ERROR.
THIS HOSE IS CONSIDERED TO BE INADEQUATE.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL RETURN HOSE.