1982 Buick Regal Flywheel

Tiny
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  • 1982 BUICK REGAL
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,835 MILES
The flywheel on my car won't turn how could I get to the flywheel to fix it
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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 AT 11:07 PM

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Tiny
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Are you sure the engine isn't locked?

Check under the vehicke. There should be an inspection plate that you can remove from between the trans and engine to access the flywheel.

Let me know what you find.
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Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 8:01 AM
Tiny
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There has been question if the engine did lock up, if so how would I be able too check the engine to see if it has locked up.
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Monday, March 15th, 2010 AT 11:05 PM
Tiny
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Place a socket and ratchet on the center bolt at the harmonic balancer and see if you can turn the engine.
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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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Ok so if the engine is locked up what would have to be done to get it to unlock and where is the harmonic balancer located at
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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
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THe harmonic balancer is located at the bottom of the front side of the engine. If you follow the accessory belts, it will be connected to the lowest pulley.

As far as the engine, honsetly, if it is locked up, most times it's not worth fixing. There are a few things that can cause it, broken connecting rod, broken crankshaft. As a result, it usually ends up cheaper to replace the engine because major damage has been done to the engine block. Plus, you would have to pay labor to have it repaired in addition to the parts.

See if you can get the harmonic balancer to turn and let me know what you find.

Joe
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Friday, March 19th, 2010 AT 11:31 AM
Tiny
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I just got the harmonic balancer to turn so now we know the engine isnt locked up, so might it have something to do with the flywheel
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Saturday, March 20th, 2010 AT 3:23 PM

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