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Flywheel Orientation

I'm putting on a new flywheel. (4.0L SOHC) I don't see any distinguishing marks, and all the holes appear to be evenly spaced. Is there an proper orientation, or do I just bolt it on in any orientation?
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Whats with what's stamped into the pressure plate? "Before install see shop manual clutch sec 08"?? What do I need to do?
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normally the holes in a flywheel look symmetrical, but if its on wrong it will NOT bolt up. i cant say that for sure about your situation but i know every time i've done them before (1/2 ton chevys and fords) the holes were ever so slightly shifted and you dont know until you go to bolt it up.
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There should be an alignment hole on it.
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There should be an alignment hole on it.
Can you describe this? I can tell you there was 8 perfectly symmetrical holes on my new flywheel and that is it. Doesn't it makes sense for the 4.0L the have a neutrally balanced flywheel, since it has an external balancer mounted to the front of the crankshaft?
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why are you replacing it? if its because your putting in a new clutch just get the flywheel machined
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