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The flex plate cracked on my 1995 grand am.having problems splitting the engine from the transmisson

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There is a bellhousing bolt that goes through the engine block and screws into bellhousing. You will need a long extension (2 to 3 feet) and an 18mm wobble socket to get to it. It is located on the firewall side of engine. Remove right side tire and using long extension and wobble socket you can get to it through the right fenderwell. Some GM cars have 2 bolts you have to get this way, one is right above the other one. Also, don't foget the torque converter bolts. Good luck. Hope this helps.

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