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When removing the engine from the auto transmission can the torque converter be seperated from the flex plate or doest the torque converted come out with the engine?

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Must unbolt the converter from flex plate or you could damage flex plate and bushing in trans

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I just replaced my engine for a 06 chrysler 300. Started up fine. But when I put it in gear i get this knocking noise from the bell housing area.

You either left the torque converter bolts loose or the flex plate (flywheel) is Cracked, Usually around crankshaft flange. You can check the bolts without removing the engine, but the flex plate will require engine removal. Look in inspection opening while engine is running and check for run out (rotational wobble) of flex plate. This condition will cause extensive damage to torque converter and front pump seal in the transmission.

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Do u have to loosen torque convertor to remove the engine on a 5.2 and if so how?

The torque converter is connected to the flex plate by 4 or 5 bolts. There is an access plate or hole at the bottom of the bellhousing. So yes, you will need to rotate the engine by hand to access these bolts one at a time to remove them. Remove all the plugs from the engine put a half inch ratchet on the bolt on the front of the crankshaft and rotate the crank to position the bolts on the torque converter.

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What causes damage flywheel on bmw is it common fault

-you mean broken teeth...? If so possibly crank the engine while it's still running.

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Procedure for replacing flexplate on GMC 1998 Yukon 4x4

remove the transmission. Ensure that the torque converter stays with the transmission Do this by removing the torque converter bolts to the flex plate before the transmission is moved back. Remove and replace the flex plate as you would a flywheel.. For detailed r/r for the transmission get a workshop manual.

Nov 22, 2014 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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1990 7.3 idi auto non turbo fly wheel removal a replacement

An automatic doesn't have a flywheel, it has a flex plate instead. The torque converter makes it act a lot like a flywheel, though.

But... you're probably talking about the flex plate or the ring gear around its edge. This is going to require removing the engine from the vehicle - there's no other possible way to get the flex plate out.

Once the engine is sitting on the shop floor, it's a simple job to replace the flex plate - first you unbolt the torque converter and set it aside, then you unbolt the flex plate from the crankshaft. Bolt the new flex plate onto the crankshaft, bolt the torque converter to the new flex plate, and put the engine back into the vehicle.

Jul 30, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Torque converter making noise

drop off the cover under the torque converter and inspect the flex plate that the converter is bolted to. look for cracks in the plate around the bolts . undo the bolts and move the torque converter back towards the gear box and look for cracks around the flywheel bolts.. If all ok then do everything up and have a pressure test done on the transmission to check for internal mechanical failure. Have this done at an accredited auto transmission shop ( not the local mechanic) and as him what the results are and the possible solution. Remember to ask how much to fix the problem parts before you accept that it needs a new box

Jan 11, 2014 | 2004 Lincoln LS V8

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Is there a certain way you have to line up the torque converter to drive plate bolts? We're switching engines on my car and I don't want to mess anything up when putting the engine and transmission...

there is no set way to line up the converter to the flex plate. Some torque converters run 3 bolts and others 4 so check that before you reassemble. A very important clue to use here is when removing the tranny undo the torque converter from the flex plate and use a suitable restraint to keep the converter on the box shaft. It prevents contaminates from getting into the converter and keeps the converter engaged in the pump drive of the box and makes it a hell of lot easier when assembling up the box to the motor.

Jun 09, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Is the flywheel part of the torque converter?as in connected to it?

an automatic transmission does not use a flywheel; the torque converter is heavy enough to provide the inertia necessary.
The torque converter connects to the flex plate and the flex plate connects to the crankshaft. On an automatic transmission, the flex plate is the part that has the starter gear.

Aug 30, 2010 | 1989 Chrysler Fifth Avenue

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Does a torque converter for a 1989 ford bronco trwo have antyhing to do with a fly wheel

The torque converter bolts to the flex plate at the rear of the engine. It supplies the link between the engine to the transmission.

It's known as a "Flex Plate" and not a "Fly Wheel". The flywheel is use on a standard transmission.

May 14, 2010 | 1989 Ford Bronco II

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