99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 1:00am

Can anyone tell me why my flex plate broke and is there other possible damage related to it braking? Thanks for any help.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby chevymaher » February 19th 2014, 1:08am

Flex plates do that from time to time on alot of different makes and models. They flex it is their job. Makes stress cracks. Imperfection in the metal.
No other damage fix it and it is over.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 1:28am

Any brand you would recommended? Upgrades?
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby chevymaher » February 19th 2014, 1:35am

CougarsLS wrote:Any brand you would recommended? Upgrades?

I just use the factory ones. What you had happen is very rare.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 1:39am

Really? The van has 168,000 miles on it. Possible abuse? or just my luck?
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby chevymaher » February 19th 2014, 1:40am

Just luck of the draw.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 1:45am

Well how about that! I also been hit by lightning why driving my pick up! Thanks for the help.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby chevymaher » February 19th 2014, 1:49am

Welcome. LeAnn had the same thing. Just replaced it and that was the end of it.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 1:57am

Is that a dearer part of can a buy a factory on on line?
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby chevymaher » February 19th 2014, 2:07am

Summit and Jegs will have them. I get next day shipped to my door if it is in stock.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 2:12am

Excellent! Thanks again for everything.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby sunkiss » February 19th 2014, 2:20am

It brakes from stress and it made of junk metals.and it make alot of noise but it dosen't hurt anything most of the time
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 19th 2014, 3:53am

Just my luck it damaged the starter but on a positive note I now have a new starter!
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby WoodButcher » February 19th 2014, 10:17pm

Flexplate broke?, :confused:
lightning strike? :o
:think:


Stand over there, willya? :?





Waayyy over there....
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby MmusicmanMmusicman is online! » February 21st 2014, 12:35am

Same happened to me once... flex plate broke. Fairly easy to change... just scoot trans back only far enough to get a wrench or ratchet/socket in. Easy swap. I think I got my replacement from Summit. I'm not convinced that factory stock is better in this case, but certainly more expensive.

It is possible that a minor imbalance of the torque converter. or possibly even a small discrepancy with the mounting tabs, could cause the flex plate to "flex" a little more than typical.
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Re: 99 AsroLS Flexplate Broken

Postby CougarsLS [OP] » February 21st 2014, 8:45pm

Thanks for the tip. Do you need to remove the exhaust or is there enough room with still on? and can I leave the transmission support on and just unbolt it from the frame?
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