: Flywheel holding tool



ternstes
11-17-10, 03:37 PM
I am preparing to undertake a headgasket job on a 1997 STS, and I am wondering about the flywheel tool J-39411 versus EN-46326

It looks like the EN-46326 is for the more recent year N*, but I am wondering if it would work on a 97 N*

I cannot find a cheap deal for the J-39411 but I did find the other for cheap.

Any thoughts?

I am sure I will have many more questions later, but threads in here have provided a lot of information already. I plan on using Jake's studs once I get the engine out.

tateos
11-17-10, 07:50 PM
I put a long bolt through the starter flange hole and threaded it into a flywheel and torque converter bolt hole. Put a little piece of rag between the bolt shaft and the starter flange hole...I bent the bolt a little when removing the crankshaft bolt, but it didn't cost me anything and it worked.

stoveguyy
11-17-10, 10:46 PM
i have seen 3. bottom of motor when motor/trans are still in car. #2 is where starter goes. #3 is on flexplate end of motor when it is on engine stand. who knew there were 3 to choose from. might even be more. only $25 or so. thats pretty cheap.

ternstes
11-18-10, 08:31 AM
tateos,

thanks for the response, but can you do that without separating the trans from the engine?

stoveguyy,

do you have a link or description of what you are talking about for $25? I found the EN-46326 tool for $50, and I may have the opportunity to work on another N* if my first project does not turn me off to the ordeal.

jimsbox
11-19-10, 12:40 AM
I don't know what the model number of mine is but it is the one tha you bolt in where the starter is and it worked like a charm, less than $40.00.

tateos
11-19-10, 08:57 PM
tateos,

thanks for the response, but can you do that without separating the trans from the engine?


Of course - you pretty much HAVE to do it that way

stoveguyy
11-19-10, 09:54 PM
44214 is on ebay. $29 with free shipping. used when motor is in car. mounted on bottom of motor. you need it to tighten balancer bolt. do it before motor is taken out or after its put back in car.