Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Oldsmobile > Eighty Eight
Eighty Eight Includes the '97-'98 Regency and '96-'99 LSS Models
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-29-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
Butters16
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Chazy, New York
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
flexplate

What would estimated time to change flex plate on a 1998 delta 88 3800 motor?
Butters16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 07:10 PM   #2
maxwedge
A990 racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chestertown, New York
Posts: 16,518
Thanks: 13
Thanked 315 Times in 309 Posts
Re: flexplate

With the right equipment, about 5 hrs.
__________________
maxwedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 11:21 AM   #3
Butters16
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Chazy, New York
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: flexplate

Is there any pointers on how to do it. Try to find out online but not looking in right places I guess. Thanks.
Butters16 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Butters16 For This Useful Post:
maxwedge (08-30-2016)
Old 08-30-2016, 11:49 AM   #4
maxwedge
A990 racer
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chestertown, New York
Posts: 16,518
Thanks: 13
Thanked 315 Times in 309 Posts
Re: flexplate

You need to get a rig to support the engine , the front subframe must be removed, with the trans. This is usually not a drive way diy type job. Google remove trans for your model car.
__________________
maxwedge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 12:25 PM   #5
Tech II
AF Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Posts: 4,967
Thanks: 54
Thanked 611 Times in 603 Posts
Re: flexplate

Yes, unfortunately, there is no way to get to the flexplate bolts that bolt to the crankshaft, without removing the transmission....

5 hours is rather conservative...doing this at home is almost next to impossible....in a shop, it would be high on a lift, support the engine from above, remove the cradle, separate the tranny from the engine and lower it out from under the car....

You would have to get the front end of that car up pretty high, to drop the tranny enough.....

Your other option, is remove the hood and cherry pick the engine/tranny as one unit....then separate the engine from the tranny...it's way more work, but it's an option....

Attempting to do this on the ground at home, will be a nightmare....

A lift is your friend......or find a friend with a lift.....
Tech II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 11:54 AM   #6
Butters16
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: West Chazy, New York
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Re: flexplate

Thanks for the info was thinking that was the way it had to be done
Butters16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2016, 02:32 PM   #7
Tech II
AF Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Posts: 4,967
Thanks: 54
Thanked 611 Times in 603 Posts
Re: flexplate

I'm sorry, I can't believe I said that and no one corrected me....remove the hood, and then separate engine from Tranny(block up the bottom of the tranny so it stays at the same level before separating....makes reinstalling the engine easier)....

Then raise up the engine a couple of feet with a cherry picker, and remove the bolts to the flexplate....

This is easier than taking the engine/tranny out together as a unit, completely out of the car....
Tech II is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Oldsmobile > Eighty Eight

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:04 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts