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Do you need to have some type of allignment tool

Do you need to have some type of alignment tool when attaching drive plate to crank on 1990 Geo tracker,with 4 speed automatic transmission? I know when doing flywheel on manuals trans you need to align plates up with pressure plate,but I didn't know about drive plate for converter to mount on automatic transmissions,seams like you might need tool to hold it centered before tightening the 6 bolts up?Or can I center it up as good as I can and just torque the 6 bolts down and go on? Alignment tool or no alignment tool that's the question? thanks I'm puzzled

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No special tool needed.

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