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Old 10-06-2009
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so i assume the diff leak fluid as well? ill go check that out.. i thought we had to deal with the U joints.
the carrier bearing bracket is already undone.
and after the 4 bolts at the diff it will slide out of the diff, and it will slide out of the tranny without removing any bolts, like an axle would?
thanks for the help guys! ive dealt too much with fwd cars, so much easier. =p
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I think you have the converter jamed in the front pump. Remove all the bell housing bolts and starter. If you have to pry them apart far enough for the engine to turn so you can remove the converter bolts. You should probably pull the engine up far enough to remove the converter from the trans so you can check the converter, front pump and front pump seal for damage. With the engine and trans separated confirm the engine spins free. Inspect the front pump seal and replace if you have any doubt. Lightly lubricate the seal surface on the converter and slide it back on the trans. While installing move the converter up and down and jiggle it in until it clicks in 3 times. The converter should be so close to the inside of the bellhousing it might rub when you spin it. Bolt it all back together and fire it up and hope it doesn't leak.....good luck!
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"First shalt thou take out the Holy converter, then shalt thou click to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt click, and the number of the clicking shall be three. Four shalt thou not click, neither click thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy torque converter towards thy pump, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
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make sure as wvcat said it falls 3 steps into the trrans, the rear axle will not leak when the driveshaft is removed, if you have a 2wd trans it may leak out a little bit from the tailshaft.
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"First shalt thou take out the Holy converter, then shalt thou click to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt click, and the number of the clicking shall be three. Four shalt thou not click, neither click thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy torque converter towards thy pump, who being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."
lol the wise one has spoken!!!
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i think i just pissed myself from laughter
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dam im lost reading all this good luck
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we pryed and pryed, it seems like 5 -6 inches should have been enough, but it still wont spin. very frustrating. thanks for the input guys
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sounds like someone just watched a monty python skit
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you have the trans 6" away from the motor? did you remove the driveshaft? did you remove the converter?
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drive shaft is still in place. havent worked on it in a few days because my brothers out sick.
as ive mentioned though, we cant remove the converter if the crank wont spin. its not possible to get to the bolts.
weve been trying to get it back far enough so that it will spin freely again and we can remove the converter.
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you need to remove the rear driveshaft, period. remove the rear driveshaft and see if the motor will spin with the converter still attached, if it will remove the converter, properly place it in the trans after you make sure it isnt screwed up and try again
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ok, need more help.
the tranny is free. the crank will NOT turn. the torque converter is still bolted to the flex plate because we cannot spin it to get the bolts off.
there is no reason we shouldnt be able to spin the crank now.
we have no way to get the flex plate or torque converter off, so what should we do? what else could be binding it up?
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bigger news! not only was the flex plate bent, the crankshaft is also bent. so the place gave us a bad engine. gonna have to exchange it. what a pain in the ***!
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So did you use your torque converter or did it come with the engine when you bought it?
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weve spent a week now trying everything to get this torque converter in. it will not pop into the last spot. now were gonna have to take the tranny and tqc to a shop. no offense, i know you all love your trucks, but idk how you deal with this crap.
everything ive done with my nissan has gone much more smooth than any of this. its ridiculous.
i have no idea why it wont go in. the front pump looks fine, splines look fine (even filed them slightly to make sure). it makes no fking sense.
and yes this is the same tqc and tranny that was on the car before.
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