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Re: You might need a flywheel tooth lock thingie.. (archive)

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Posted by Terje Salhus on April 28, 2000 at 23:41:27:

In Reply to: You might need a flywheel tooth lock thingie... posted by southbay_gabe on April 28, 2000 at 18:00:20:

: ...(I forget the technical term) to hold the flywheel still while you unbolt/reattach the clutch and flywheel, otherwise they rotate. It bolts through one of the starter bolt holes and has a piece that goes into the teeth of the flywheel, locking it in place. VW shops might have one??

: Otherwise, great article Paul! Keep up the good suggestions!

: -Gabe
: :

If you don't have one of those ""thingies"" I have found the attachment plate from an old seatbelt works fine if bolted onto the flywheel via one of the clutch plate holes(belt side) and then use a suitable large screwdriver or rod though the seatbelt bolt attachment hole and the starter mount. A bit "Free State" mechanic like, but it works like a charm. Terje

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