Hi i am looking for some expert advice if possible. I have been told that my explorer has a broken flex plate. Truck was making a awful noise so i took it into ford and they said that i had a cracked flex plate. Okay no problem but i was also have a transmission problem. They had just put a new one in 3 months ago and i was starting to have problems with it. So at first the tech said i need a flex plate according to him it was cracked. Then he calls back and says oh the plate was totally blown apart and because of this parts flew into the new transmission and ruined it. Thus they could not warrant the transmission. Does this sound somewhat weird. I would assume that if the plate was totally blown that they would have said that first instead of just saying it was cracked. Also, if the Plate was that bad, would it have done something to the starter. sorry for the long post just trying to figure things out. Cars are not really my field of expert-es. Thanks in advance for any and all help.