Should the flexplate be exposed? Normal? Not that important?

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clinteastwood
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Should the flexplate be exposed? Normal? Not that important?

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So apparently I have had the flexplate of my 2005 automatic vibe exposed since 2020. Is this normal? I don't see a part for it on rockauto, maybe GM direct only?

Attached best picture I could take at time.

EDIT: Looks like I am missing some plastic cover. Assume this is the same transmission. https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/is ... r.1780001/
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VibeNation2024
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Re: Should the flexplate be exposed? Normal? Not that important?

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Wow...now I want to check both of my Vibes!

It looks like the part is avaiable on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/182382064939
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Re: Should the flexplate be exposed? Normal? Not that important?

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When I bought a 2004 Matrix with manual transmission years ago the flywheel was exposed in the same fashion as in your picture. Toyota makes a small plastic plate the will cover up the flywheel on the manual transmission. I purchased it from the Toyota dealer and installed it. Not sure what is available for the automatic transmissions but I would have a look at the dealers parts diagram.
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clinteastwood
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Re: Should the flexplate be exposed? Normal? Not that important?

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VibeNation2024 wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:03 am Wow...now I want to check both of my Vibes!

It looks like the part is avaiable on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/182382064939
FYI this is for the MANUAL transmission vibe. I haven't bought the cover yet for mine. Maybe I'll have to go to a GM/toyota dealer for once.
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