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Can i bolt the torque converter on a 89 fathfinder back up or do i have to put it in the tranny first

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It is best done with the converter mounted on the trans. Then leaving the trans to engine bolts a little loose, turn the converter to align to the flywheel bolt locations, you may have to wiggle the trans up/down, side to side to Install the bolts/nuts, then finish tightening the trans to engine mounting bolts, then tighten the converter bolts.

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