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Starter won't turn over after tranny swap 5r55e

I recently installed a used transmission from the junkyard, along with the torque converter. Upon completion the starter won't turn over. It clicks as if it's bound up and unable to turn the flex plate. Is it possible I've bound up the spline somehow when mating the bell housing up to the motor?? It was a real bugger. I could get it within an inch but was unable to push the bell housing up to the motor and had to use the bolts to get it on.

I really hope I haven't stuffed my main bearing here. I'm new to the Forum and apologise for bludging. Hope to contribute in the future and am thankful for any help I receive.

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Torque converter not on all the way, had same problem on my 97, it has to seat all the way, rotate it until it goes all the way on ,line up converter bolt s last after trans is all the way on
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Through further research around the interwebs, I'm beginning to see what I did wrong here and I'm hoping to god I haven't caused significant damage. I installed the transmission with the torque converter affixed to the flex plate, versus, seating it into the transmission as far as possible, mating the tranny to the motor and then fixing the torque converter to the flex plate.

What have I likely or possibly damaged here and how can I check for that damage? I'm going to pull the tranny on Saturday and have another go. Am I likely to have caused any engine damage or just damage to the transmission and/or torque converter? This is what I get for being good enough at mechanics to be dangerous. I'll never make this mistake again.
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Maybe converter, have it looked at, mine was fine after my message up
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Torque converter not on all the way, had same problem on my 97, it has to seat all the way, rotate it until it goes all the way on ,line up converter bolt s last after trans is all the way on
Wonder if I can take the torque converter loose without removing the transmission and seeing if I can get it to seat properly on the spline, then re-tighten the bolts. Would love to not have to remove the gearbox again but will do if necessary.
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Take it out ,seat converter
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Mine was off by 3mm and my step son play ed with it and got it to go all the way on, its not like an old th350, it will go all the way, you can put a straight edge across it and see where it needs to be
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