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What can cause a torque converter bolt to come off and go through the bell housing

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A tech who didnt torque it to specifications-theres tons of force down there not like a bicycle--tell the shop about it

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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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How to get bolts out of a torque converter on a 99 Nissan quest

Where is the torque converter? Transmission installed in car?
If so there is often an access plate on the bottom of the bell housing to get the bolts off with an open end or box wrench. If the access plate is on the top you often have to pull the engine/transmission, release the TC bolts, then split the trans from the engine to replace the torque converter.
If you've broken the bolts and there are stubs in the TC you can try to drill them out and use an EZ-out bolt remover. OR just replace the TC.

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I'm pulling a transmission out of a 95 f150 4x4.I have the transmission cooler lines disconnected, drive shaft, tranfercase,dipstick, linkage, 6 bellhouse bolts and it like something else stopping it

have you removed the bolts holding the torque converter to the flex plate as the torque converter should be pulled with the transmission and not separately
make sure that there is not a bell housing bolt from the front going back into the bell housing

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Torque converter is located in the bell houseing of the gear box (Automatic) You need to remove the inspection cover from the bottom of the bell houseing & it has several bolts attaching it to the flywheel (ring gear) of the engine. You will need to turn the motor by hand to get all those bolts. Then you have to remove the whole gearbox. then you can remove the converter from the bell houseing. MAKE SURE IGNITION IS OFF WHEN TURNING MOTOR BY HAND

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G'day mate , misallignment, make sure the bell housing is in good clean servicable condition also when the box is out check that the bell housing to gearbox is flat clean and serviceable by removing the torque converter and unbolting bell housing if it is posible also is the starter straight and in to the correct depth for mesh as if it is to shy or in to far it will put pressure on the flywheel as the torque converter has room to move in and out but the flywheel is under great pressure at that point and will not like being flexed bac to accomadate a deep starter, on the bell housing bolt holes there may be hollow dowels in the bolt holes make sure these are clean, in the right place and actually there,hope this helps

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Torque converter will not turn after transmission bell housing bolts are tighten...what is wrong?

When installing a torque converter there are two separate steps for two separate shafts with two different sets of splines.You must first turn the torque converter when on the input shafts until you feel Both steps engage one at a time.And with each step the torque converter will go deeper into the bell housing.To tell if you have caught each of the steps correctly you will be able to easily turn the torque converter,even when the trans and engine are pulled up tight.There will even be a gap between the flex plate and torque converter.What ever you do don't use the starter to get the torque converter all the way in.Take out the two bottom bolts of the trans and replace them with 1" longer ones.Then remove all the other bolts from the housing.Slide the trans as far back on those two bolts as you can until the torque converter will turn easily again,then turn while pushing in toward the trans until you feel the converter slip in that last step.Slide the trans back up to the engine and make sure the converter still spins freely,then finish your install.My first trans I literally broke the transmission housing by not fully seating the converter.Hope this helps?

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Ve taken off all the bell housing bolt and the everything connected to the gearbox so every thing is lose but when i go to pull it off it moves about 2 cm apart but when i let it go it springs back into...

you must take loose the torque converter bolts from the flywheel to converter. should be an access through bell housing to do this. good luck.

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How to remove the transmission in a 1993 lincoln continental

this is an older rear wheel drive car you don't need to remove motor, i would along with these instructions get a repair manual (Haynes) for reference purposes, jack up the front of the car , support on frame with jack stands, remove battery cables, remove starter, all electrical plugs on tranny, then remove access panel for torque converter bolts located at lower front of bell housing, after access plate removal rotate torque converter to the point where you can not only unscrew converter bolts but also remove drain plug to drain converter. To stop converter from turning during removal of nuts you must lodge a large screwdriver between the flywheel gear teeth and the engine block at an appropriate location ( at starter location usually) after removing all torque convert.nuts jack up slightly or support trans with trolley jack and 1 ft length of wood under pan, proceed to remove all bell housing bolts except for the top one, remove that one last after removing the drive shaft of course, also make sure you remove the transmission crossmember after jacking up trans slightly. the idea is to allow the tranny to only be attached at the end of removal by the one top bell housing bolt and supported by the trolly jack and two bye four or better 3/4 in thick 1 ft X 1ft plywood board after unscrewing the last bolt the trans. can be pulled back away from the motor and lowered down. the installation is reversal but aligning the torque converter to engine can be problematic sometimes (patience and strength) you can do it!

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How to unbolt torque converter on a 1kzte engine and to remove engine

there is a cover at the bell housing of the gearbox! remove its bolt then access the thin fly wheel! there are bolts that attach it to the torque converter! remove all as you rotate the fly wheel! pretty simple!

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The transmission is locking the egien

Dear Matt: When you install the torque converter on the transmission, you need to spin the converter carefully by hand while pushing gently inward towards the transmission. As you are rotating the converter, you will feel kind of a "BUMP, BUMP, BUMP" as the converter splines meet up with and slide into place as they enter the torque converter. Once everything is properly seated, the converter should spin smoothly on the transmission without the need of supporting the end of the converter.
When you are installing the transmission, as you get close to mating the bell housing to the back of the engine, you can reach through the area where the starter nose would project into the bell housing and rotate the torque converter. As you are closing the gap between the transmission and the engine block, make sure that the torque converter can spin without any interference at all. Once the bell housing and block are mated flush you should still be able to easily spin the converter with a few fingers..........
You, at that point can align one of the converter bolt holes with the flex plate (flywheel) holes and put a bolt in by hand. DO NOT TIGHTEN ANY BOLTS UNTIL ALL THE BOLTS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED! At that point in time you can tighten the bolts.
The fact that you are experiencing the problem you have described, leads me to suspect that you don't have the torque converter fully seated. DO NOT FORCE ANYTHING! The converter, providing you did not try to bring the bell housing up flush in spite of the converter not moving, should be ok.
Good luck. If you make good, write in, I need some good reviews in this "Fixya" spot which I just joined. Right now I am listed as an apprentice. Kind of demeaning when you are nearly 60 and have been in the trade since 68. But, I have to pay my dues to get in and I must prove that I know which is my ????? and which is the hole in the ground. Good luck!

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