we are replacing the flywheel on a 96 explorer 4.0 automatic, the old flywheel has what looks like a hub and all the after markets dont.

Asked by May 10, 2017 at 08:12 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

can the hub be pressed off and pressed on to the new flywheel

14 Answers

76,365

I don't know what your talking about with a hub on a automatic flex plate. Check this sight out, see if it is the same... https://www.carid.com/atp/automatic-transmission-flexplate-mpn-z-157.html?singleid=190035384&url=809097

thanks, I didn't find one like mine. the one I have is strange, the reason I call it a hub is because it spins inside the plate. it seamed to be pressed and tac welded. the 6 holes spin.

76,365

So, did you take the flex plat off? What is in the center of the flex plate is the end of the crankshaft, and that would be just a pilot for lining up the flex plate. Without the bolts in the flex plate, it would spin around that center hub. Just pull the flex plate off.

Here i a picture...as you can see the bolt holes are seperate frome the plate.....any thoughts

76,365

Can I see the other side?

Back side

76,365

It looks like that center hub comes off somehow. I found one on E-Bay, check it out... http://www.ebay.com/itm/91-92-93-94-95-96-FORD-EXPLORER-FLYWHEEL-FLEX-PLATE-A-T-62880-/252634030548?rmvSB=true

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Thanks Rowefast...looks like i have that 1% lol. I viewed the one on ebay, thats my back up if i cant press this off

76,365

There calling that one a flex plat flywheel. This is a weird one.

76,365

I found some new flexplate flywheels... https://www.google.com/#q=96+explorer+4.0+automatic+flexplate+flywheel

That is a throw-out barring!

55,445

@jllwhite201617....a throw out bearing on an automatic transmission's flexplate? That's a good one. Better lay off of the booze.

I don't drink BOB! LAY OF THE SMART ASS REMARKS!

55,445

Okay, I will. But promise me you'll lay of the stupid answers. It is unfortunate you can't take a joke.

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