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I am putting a 99 ford explorer tranny in a 98 explorer sport with the 4.0 sohc engine. the bolts match perfect and the torque converter from the 99 tranny lines up perfect with the fly wheel. when I go to tighten the tranny bolts the fly wheel does not turn.

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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.

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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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