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Unread 09-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #16
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I got them too. Modified a 8mm socket to fit in there.

Need to go get a jack that can lift higher than mine...

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Unread 09-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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Finally got that mother out! Thanks for all the help.

Trying to get the torque convertor off but it does not want to. Do I need a special tool? It moves a half inch or so then nothing. Maybe I am being too nice...
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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:59 PM   #18
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Well its still not coming off...

Should I pry it? Everything I read talks about it sliding right off, it slides out a inch or so and then nothing.

I am not sure if I should try to motivate it or not. Quitting for the night to google about it...
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Unread 09-22-2013, 05:27 PM   #19
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Make sure you havent forgotten any bolts on the flex plate.

As far as the FSM goes, you're supposed to pull the converter together with the tranny.
If you're certain nothing's holding it, try gently prying, but don't pry against the flex plate - stick the crowbar as far as possible down to the center.
Also giving the tranny a few wiggles right-left and up-down seems to help.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 10:40 AM   #20
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Sorry for the confusion, I got the tranny out with the converter, I just could not get the converter off the transmission input shaft, I just got it last night with a puller rig I made. It really kind of pulled off rather easy so I don't know why I could not just pull it off. Either way I got it and am going to attack the input shaft seal, which does look deranged. Does it make sense to take the pump out and replace all seals (I have the whole kit) or just change what is
obviously failed?

The transmission had been operating fine except it was pouring oil out the bellhousing. (My daugther had driven it a couple times the day I noticed its was leaking and said it was fine. I showed her that I knew where she went that day bc of the ATF+4 trail she left!).

Thanks for the help!
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Unread 09-24-2013, 11:04 AM   #21
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I wanna say replace whatever you can get at , but , if everything was fine , I also wanna say why bother . Think I would do just the seal myself .

Had to replace mine again yesterday . In the past 2 weeks , I removed a trans , installed a trans , removed a trans , removed a trans , and finally , installed and have a good working trans again . Sure didn't take me long to swap this one . 5 hours start to finish and on the road . Nice when everything comes apart easily , and repeating the process so many times helped LOL .

I got a way to get it back on the jack too . Works better than trying to drag it up there from on the floor , I was alone . Let me know if you need the little how to . Simple works
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Unread 09-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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Well I broke the CPS off but was lucky to score a Mopar unit at a dealer in Burlingame, only about an hours drive.

I have this baby just about done, torquing the flex plate to torque converter bolts and the book says that if you have the 10.75" converter with .44" bolts, they are to be torqued to 23 ft lbs, but it seems low.

Am I misinterpreting the manual or do these not need to be that tight?

Thanks again!
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Unread 09-28-2013, 04:01 PM   #23
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Got it going, drove it around the block and everything was fine. Parked in front of the house to put it in neutral and check the oil level and see if it went into reverse. It went into reverse fine but started dumping oil out of the front of the bellhousing again. I guess I should have changed the whole pump while I was in there. Either way I have to take it back out again...

Any thoughts on what could be bad besides the pump or input shaft seal?
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Unread 10-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #24
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What did you determine to be the issue ?
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Unread 10-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #25
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Bushing was bad and I changed the torque converter.

Got it ready to go back in right now, hopefully have it done tonight...
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Unread 10-14-2013, 12:08 AM   #26
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I got it all back together. Changed the TC and the the pump. Seems to be fine, at the very least we are not leaving a blood trail all around town...


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Unread 10-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #27
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Good news , that trans oil gets expensive
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