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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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TH 400 Torque converter

Hello Everyone,

This is my first post and just wanted to say this forum is great! Tons of nice CJ'S on here! I have a 86 CJ 7 with a 304 and a TH 400 automatic tranny. The torque converter bolts have backed out on me twice now. Crawled under the jeep this afternoon and realized that 2 of the 3 bolts are striped out. Does anyone out there have an idea of a way to fix this? I am thinking about drilling and re-tapping the holes to a larger bolt size and getting new bolts. Has anyone tried this before or do you think it will work? Any info will be appreciated.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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I have never worked with them before but look into heli coils.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 07:22 PM   #3
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I didn't think about that, I am an aircraft mechanic and we use them on a/c. They work really well. thanks for the idea.
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Unread 01-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #4
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My bolts were backing out on my CJ as well. I used a little blue loc tite and have not seen any other issues.

Food for thought. If you have to go to the trouble of pulling the tranny just to tap the converter bolts I would look into a improved converter all together for a reasonable price.
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Unread 09-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #5
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I have a 78 wagoneer and I just got stranded in the desert last night with this problem all the bolts backed out on me and we just stopped moving... we had it towed all the way home ( thank goodness to AAA plus membership)
Im gunna need new bolts, I know pep boys sell universal bolts made by Help. do you know if they will fit?
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