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3.0L tranny wont properly mount to motor

I have just taken out the motor, blew up, and am attempting to put it all back together. I am able to get the tranny close to the motor but will not go together politely. I had at one point said that heck with it and put it all back together. this has casused the motor not want to turn over and wont even turn over by hand.

just out of curiosity, i put washers between the tranny and motor, i can now turn the motor over by hand. Why cant the tranny go together the way it should? this is stopping the whole process of gettingt his back on the road...

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  • jeremy_lakos Apr 27, 2009

    this is not the 3 stage step issue. i have made sure that has been done, still nothing.

  • jeremy_lakos Apr 27, 2009

    i have confirmed the torque converter is all the way in. i have made sure the shim is in place. That is what brings me to fixya.

  • jeremy_lakos May 03, 2009

    the width that i have is less than 1/4 of an inch, i do know that i am putting it together correctly.

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Did you make sure the torq converter was all the way into the trans. pump? sounds to me it was not, and i hope for your sake you did not break the ears on the pump. Unbolt the trans. unbolt the torqconverter from the flexplate and spin the converter untill it drops back in the pump keep spinning until it drops in a good inch and then you got it.

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  • ccn7 Apr 27, 2009

    I don't know what you mean by a 3 stage step issue, but i do know if the torq converter is not all the way into the pump it will not bolt up. and you telling me you have to shimm between the trans and motor tells me the troq is not all the way in the pump. It will drop in kind of like twice, the only other thing it could be is the wrong flywheel.

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