Are we talking about excessive crankshaft endplay or a damaged flywheel? If its crankshaft endplay, replace the thrust bearings (and torque converter if automatic transmission). If it's the flywheel, replace the flywheel.
In most cases the flywheel is bolted straight on to the end of the crankshaft.
The flywheel is bolted to the crankshaft.
Its between the crankshaft & the clutch.
Crankshaft directly connects to the flywheel.
It fits into the end of the crankshaft.
Next to the flywheel
The Astro does not have a flywheel, it has a flexplate. To remove it you have to remove the transmission so you can unbolt it from the crankshaft.
Wedge a large socket and breaker bar on the crankshaft
a lot--you would need transmission, linkage, flywheel,clutch assy., and a engine crankshaft and bearings as thay are made diffrent
few websites i have searched have come back with a flywheel to crankshaft torque spec of 50 ft-lbs same goes for the flex plate in automatic models. pressure plate torque spec is 23 ft-lbs
The crankshaft is in the lower part of the block. The connecting rods, flywheel, and crank pulley all bolt to it.
To covert linear motion (pistons) into radial motion (flywheel)
The Crankshaft sensor is located on the front side of the engine block,near the flywheel/driveplate.
Yes, on the crankshaft there should be a "slot" called a keyway, and a matching slot on the flywheel, mate a key in the slot of the flywheel and crankshaft, and then your flywheel should be timed, also on a magneto ignition system, makesure the magneto has the proper gap, called "armature air gap" usualy if you put a buossness card in there is a good starting point
The flywheel from an engine standpoint is used to balance the Crankshaft and keep it moving through centrifugal force. From a transmission standpoint, it used as a mounting point for the clutch (manual transmissions) or the torque converter (automatic transmissions) and aids in the transfer of power from the engine to the transmission and down the rest of the drivetrain.
Underneath the car,located on or near the bottom of the engine nearest the transmission.Should be 2 bolts to remove the inspection cover or you may need to remove the starter and access the flywheel on a manual transmission vehicla or a flexplate on a automatic transmission vehicle.So you either have a flywheel or flexplate,not a crankshaft sprocket.Good luck.
Crank journals, rod journals, flywheel flange and counter weights.
The crankshaft position sensor (CKP)is located on the front side of the engine block,near the flywheel/driveplate