Flywheel Bolt/Transmission Trouble

Old 07-25-07, 09:30 PM
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Question Flywheel Bolt/Transmission Trouble

I have a 2.2 Chevy Cavalier, 1996. The problem is that one of the flywheel bolts is rubbing when I start and drive the car. I can hear it click while the flywheel is turning but I can't see what it could be touching. The bolts themselves are tight. Also, when I shift from park to drive the sound stops while the gear engages, then goes back to clicking. Short of the flywheel being warped, I'm at my wits end here. Any help anybody could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Old 07-26-07, 07:35 AM
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Flywheel bolt rubbing?

How do you know it is a flywheel bolt that is rubbing? Which bolt is rubbing? I am assuming you are speaking of the torque converter to flywheel bolt. Warped flywheel is doubtful but that could be measured. If you are sure it is a flywheel rub issue it may be that your crankshaft has excessive end play and that can be easily measured with a dial indicator. A friend of mine has that problem in a car he has and the noise is similar to what you describe and it does change with engine load. There is most likely a shield that covers a portion of the flywheel, maybe the shield is warped or bent. I'll keep thinking on this one and maybe some others have some input on this.

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