Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: fixing flexplate

asked by on

There is a small plate that comes with a flexplate, when fixing the flexplate to the engine which comes first.? the plate holds the nuts that hold the flexplate to the crank

My car has 162946 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer. The big flex plate goes first, then the small plate and bolts to hold it all on. The small plate is made to support the large plate from cracking near the crankshaft.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Will a 4.0l engine and AWD 6 speed automatic from the 2007/8 Pacifica fit in the 2005 Pacifica?

You cannot use the engine and transmission combination in your vehicle. Your vehicle is not AWD and the two computer systems are not the same. The two have different wire harnesses as well as different body designs. I recommend not...

Q: Speed sensor keeps going bad and Check Engine Light is on.

This may potentially be related to a faulty transmission control module. As you may know, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the...

Q: No crank, No start even with a new battery.

Hi there. Check the wire from the neutral safety switch to the starter solenoid and see if there is a loose terminal or if there is a break in the wire. A loose wire or broken wire will cause a...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.