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How do you align the torque converter to the motor of a 2000 plymouth neon 2.0L with transmission still in the vehicle without it binding?

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The trick is to place the torque converter onto the gear box first and slide it back to the gear box. position the gear box against the engine housing and do up the bolts. Then through the inspection cover opening pull the converter up to the flex plate align the bolt holes ,insert the bolts and tension up

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How do you align the torque converter to the engine of a 2000 Plymouth Neon 2.0L when the transmission is still in the vehicle so it does not bind? I have been fighting with this for a couple days now and...

look in the inspection space in the bell housing and turn the torque converter around until a stud hole lines up with a nut in the flex plate ( you may have to turn the engine over till you get a nut in position)
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