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FLYWHEEL MAKES RUBBING NOISE WHEN WARM AND ACCELERATING

PARTS STORE SAYS 1996 IS LAST YEAR THEY SHOW FLYWHEELS ON JEEP. WOULD JIKE TO KNOW IF IT AND TORQUE CONVERTOR ARE ONE PIECE OR IF THERE IS A STARTER RING WELDED OR PRESSED ON. MAKES BAD GRINDING SOUND WHEN WARM. CANNOT SEE ANYTHING IN COVER PLATE WHERE ANYTHING IS HITTING AROUND FLYWHEEL. RUNS AND SHIFTS,STARTS FINE. EVERY THING SEEMS OK BUT THE GRINDING SOUND MAKES ME THINK SOMETHING BAD IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN.

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You have a grinding noise when it's running or when you try to start it?
There is an inspection cover just behind the oil pan of the engine. If you remove it you can see the teeth on the flywheel. Chances are that the flywheel may still be good and the starter drive (part of starter) may be failing. If so and you leave it that way it will damage the flywheel. On automatic cars it's called a flex plate. And yes if you have a chrysler trans on there the converter may have the ring gear welded on.

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