Flywheel Housings

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Flywheel Housings information

Flywheel housings also referred to as Bell Housings, encase the flywheel that is mounted to the engine crankshaft. A most common material for flywheel housings is aluminum, but they can also be provided in a cast iron composite material as well.

The housing is bolted directly to the engine block, then the flywheel sits inside this housing as it is mounted to the crankshaft. The starter is also mounted to the flywheel housing and engages the flywheel.

Flywheel housings also play a part in engine alignment and keeping the engine secure. Motor mounts are installed on side pads of the housing, they help keep the engine and transmission secure to the subframe of the vehicle.