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Unread 06-23-2010, 06:34 AM   #16
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So just an update. Work on the heap has been slow as I tear everything back out. Tranny, TC and Flex plate are out but still no engine rotation. The TC does fit nicely into the bellhousing and spins fine. No grinding or other indications of damage to the Tranny... This weekend I'll get an engine hoist and pull the engine back out and onto a stand... Sigh.

On the upside I jumped on an 89 YJ Sahara I saw for sale. In perfect shape very little rust with a rebuilt engine and tranny. 3500

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Unread 06-24-2010, 06:39 AM   #17
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I might be out of place here but did you put the spark plugs in the engine yet?
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Unread 06-24-2010, 08:23 AM   #18
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no its completely open.... I'm going to drop the pan first and inspect before I pull the engine. maybe I can find something that way.
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Unread 06-24-2010, 08:31 AM   #19
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Y ou said you had the motor on a stand. What did you do to the motor while it was out?
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Unread 06-25-2010, 06:51 AM   #20
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This was a fresh reman engine that I was installing to a rebuilt tranny If you read the whole thread you will get a better idea of where I'm at. At this point I'm updating more for documentation purposes then anything else. Theres no question the engine suffered some sort of problem from my installation of the tranny the question is what and how bad.
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Unread 08-31-2011, 05:27 PM   #21
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Willing to bet the tranny install shoved the crank forward hard enough to bind. Can't imagine what else on a fresh engine. If I didn't see anything obvious with the pan and timing cover off, then I would whap the front of the crank a few times with a BFH and see if that frees it up.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 03:31 PM   #22
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Well smack my *** and call me stupid. Turns out it was the pulley bolts around the balancer. They were contacting the block and preventing the engine from turning. Just about the dumbest thing I've ever done....

Well at least its fixed and it wasn't the bearings
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Unread 09-04-2011, 03:44 PM   #23
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Well smack my *** and call me stupid. Turns out it was the pulley bolts around the balancer. They were contacting the block and preventing the engine from turning. Just about the dumbest thing I've ever done....

Well at least its fixed and it wasn't the bearings
Well, I gotta admit that I've never seen that one before. That woulda messed me up too. Never heard of it. So I guess you should feel good and party!

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Unread 09-04-2011, 10:21 PM   #24
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That'll do it! Must have been quite overly long for the job to go through everything and hit the block hard enough to prevent turning. I would inspect the damper closely to make sure it didnt get tweaked as it probably had a lot of pressure on it as well. If all is good toss her back together and get her running!
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Unread 09-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #25
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hey, this thread is over a year old!!!!!
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