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1997 Mustang GT *Stuck Torque Converter*


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MrMustang93
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Nov 10, 2009, 10:32 AM

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I just bought a 1997 Mustang GT 4.6L SOHC. The guy that had the car before me locked up the motor, but had already done everything to pull the motor out besides taken out one bolt which was connecting the starter and trans. So when i got the motor finally out the torque converter was attach to the motor and It will not come off. No matter how much I pull, pry, or turn it will not come off. What can I use or do to get this converter off the old motor??


Hammer Time
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Nov 10, 2009, 11:21 AM

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The torque converter is bolted to the flywheel. You sure as hell aren't going to pull it off.

The engine has to be rotated to access the rest of the bolts. If the motor is seized and won't turn, then you will have the remove the oil pan and unbolt the connecting rods to allow the crank to turn. The rods may still jam things up but you can always just remove the crank.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Nov 11, 2009, 5:51 PM

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>>If the motor is seized and won't turn, then you will have the remove the oil pan and unbolt the connecting rods to allow the crank to turn. The rods may still jam things up but you can always just remove the crank. <<
Or, a 'hot wrench'. Wink
Loren
SW Washington


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Nov 11, 2009, 5:55 PM

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Or, a 'hot wrench'.


OK firebug
Make sure the extinguishers are fully charged first.



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Loren Champlain Sr
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Nov 11, 2009, 6:05 PM

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OK firebug
LOL...How did you know? You otta' see my fires! We have a firepit in the back yard. You should be able to see the glow from FL.
Loren
SW Washington


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 12, 2009, 1:11 PM

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I call it my blue wrench (oxy/acet) one size fits all. It's a must have with rusted stuff around here,

T



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Nov 12, 2009, 4:31 PM

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I cal it the "fits all fire wrench"



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