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Fugliestnoob
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Aug 1, 2012, 1:12 AM

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replaced trans forgot torque con bolts to flywheel do i need to pull trans to install bolts or is there another way to turn the torque con


Discretesignals
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Aug 1, 2012, 8:08 AM

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Are you sure your dealing with lock nuts and not bolts? Which transmission are you playing with? The 4R44E and 4R55E both have studs that poke through the flex plate.

If you didn't get the studs through the flex plate when installing the transmission, you have to pull the transmission back out and then make sure they are lined up with the holes in the flex plate as you slide the transmission up against the back of the engine.

You also have to be sure the torque converter is fully engaged in the transmission's oil pump tangs. If not, you'll bind the torque converter when you tighten the bellhousing bolts or worse snap off part of the bellhousing.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Aug 1, 2012, 8:13 AM)


Fugliestnoob
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Aug 1, 2012, 12:04 PM

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torque con has bolts welded to it there are 4 total they are through the fly wheel? i got 1 nut on to keep it in place trans bolted in no problem but now i can't turn torque con by hand with trans bolted in can i turn engine from the crank shaft ? thanks for the help it's appreciated


(This post was edited by Fugliestnoob on Aug 1, 2012, 1:14 PM)


nickwarner
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Aug 1, 2012, 8:58 PM

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Is that nut visible? If not tightened down and sticking past the studs it would snag on the housing when you turn it. If you can see it isn't touching anything and the torque convertor cannot turn at all by prying along the gear teeth it would be like DS says, the convertor wasn't splined in to the pump splines. It would have to be pulled back out to get set in properly. There are a few steps in getting the convertor splined on, and if you felt it go onto the first set and not seat all the way to the second you will have this issue. It can be frustrating and requires at times a patient and delicate touch to get them all the way in.


Fugliestnoob
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Aug 2, 2012, 1:41 PM

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thanks for the help was able to slide trans back far enough to get the torque con / fly wheel nuts on trans slide in fairly easy all put back together runs fine no problems THANKS Smile


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Aug 2, 2012, 10:10 PM

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Glad it worked out for you and that we could help. Also appreciate you posting the fix. A lot of people search our archives going back years and knowing what worked for you could help the next guy. Let us know next time you have an issue with this and we will be here to help.


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Aug 2, 2012, 10:58 PM

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May the Force be with You.


Thanks for the follow up. Going to lock this topic since it is solved. Smile





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