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Old 08-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #1
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i have a 2002 chevy cavalier 2.2 that i bought. guy said he was driving it and while driving down the road car stopped moving but engine was still running strong. i looked at the flexplate and appears to be cracked around the crankshaft bolts. any ideas on what could cause this problem.
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Yea, faulty flexplate. I had the same thing happen on my 1995 Grand Am years ago. Hopefully, you have enough room in the engine bay to at least separate the 2 enough to just remove the fly wheel. Otherwise, the engine'* coming out.
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well i almost have the tranny out! friend of mine said he thinks tranny locked up.not exactly sure but would it being shattered around crankshaft bolts make any difference if the tranny locked up?
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If your flexplate looks anything like this does...




Then a trans would "appear" to be locked up because the engine is no longer driving the trans.
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looks exactly like that! thank u mike! will post pictures later
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well i finally found a transmission at a local junkyard with less miles then original.it was out of an 02 sunfire with the 2.2 auto .. same motor same 8th digit so hopin it will go right in.
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transmission from junkyard was not the right tranny. junkyard labeled it wrong! here is my flexplate after removal

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finally got a different transmission in the car..but now the rear main is leaking like crazing and there is a knock. going to tear it down and hope to put a crank kit in it and everything else be ok. but hard to say the kid i bought it from never ran it out of oil.
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if there is no oil pressure could be lifters or something in the bottom that will be fine once you fix the leak if its big. depends how long it was run that way
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