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98 toyota 4runner limited. I'm replacing the torque converter. Does it need to be bolted on to the drive plate in a certain way. I mean the manual tells to mark the torque converter to drive plate but i'm replacing the torque converter so which way is the correct way to bolt the torque converter to the drive plate since the new converter won't have the marking. Do I also need new bolts?

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    When I slow to a stop while in Drive, the car lurches just before stop, like I'm being hit from the rear. Tranny is good; could it be a bad torque converter?

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You do not need to worry about where to bolt. One tip though, do not tighten the tC bolts until they are all in place. If you tighten one then you will not line up with the others. The exception to this is when you look at your fly wheel, see if one of the tc holes is slightly smaller than the others. If it is put that one in position for your first bolt. This will line up the tc for the other holes and you only have to turn it once and can torque the bolts down as you go around.

You do not need new bolts unless you damaged the ones taking them out. I owned an AAMCO and managed trans shops and never had to buy new bolts unless I lost them or they were rounded out getting them off.

Hope this helps

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