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Flexplate to torque converter torque specifications

What are the torque specifications for bolting the flex plate to the torque converter in a 1992 Ford Explorer with a 4.0 engine?

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Yes you have to remove the plate and the four nuts that hold the TC in the vehicle. You can damage the pump and the TC hub leaving on the flywheel. Also when the time comes to put the replacement in you have to align the TC into the pump of the trans, you can't do that if it is hooked up to the flywheel.

Remove the shield and use a remote start to turn the flywheel around to each nut. You can also use a pry bar pushing on the teeth of the flywheel to turn it. Then push the TC back into the trans to lower it.

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The torque converter is not all the way in the transmission. Pull the transmission back out(unfortunately) and you will need to shake and wiggle while lightly pushing the torque converter into the transmission. Once it goes over the splines for the pump, you will know and the space between it and the transmission housing will be minimal.

Posted on May 13, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you for responding. I ended that conversation because I was already in the middle of another. I did make sure the torque converter was all the way in. I could have come out while i was installing the tranny."

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