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Trying to pull auto trans on a '01 2500 diesel. how do i get to torque converter bolts?

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  • chris_mugrag May 29, 2011

    Won't this damage the seal when i put it back. The seal is leaking like a stuck pig . Which is the reason i am in there to start with.

  • chris_mugrag May 31, 2011

    I have pulled trans on truck and still cannot id a way to get to the heads of the bolts holding torque converter to fly wheel. Trying to get at them through the starter mounting hole seems to be the only possibility, though i have not tried it.

  • chris_mugrag Jun 01, 2011

    Well, like any other auto trans i have encountered, the torque converter only slides on the input shaft of the trans. it is usually advised to not separate the trans from the converter but, to remove them together. which is why i needed to know ho to access the converter bolts.

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There is a small round access hole on the passenger side of the engine. Just above the access for the turning tool. The turning tool hole has a plastic plug in it, the t-conv hole is covered by a plate with two bolts.
Hope this helps you

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    If this did not answer your question please resond back and I will be happy to assist you further

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  • You have to physically drop the transmission to get to the bolts that hold the torque converter on. Once you pull the transmission you can take a impact and zip the torque converter bolts off. Maybe 8 bolts and the converter will pull off.
  • Now if you are referring to the fun time bolts up top of the transmission that hold the transmission to the engine, you need a long extension and an impact wrench or some muscle and a really good ratchet to pull them out.
  • Hope this helps you.

Regards, Tony

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    Iron May 29, 2011

    I use a flashlight, or have someone hold one (in the area of the bolts to be removed), as this helps. You can also lower the tranny jack just a pinch to give you a bit more room. Not to much though or CRACK! goes the mounts.

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 29, 2011





    • If your bell housing is leaking the the seal need replaced already. So long as you don't crack one of them bolt mounts just replace the seal.

    • Will look something like this http://atransmission.info/47re-bellhousi...



    Regards,

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 29, 2011





    • Sometimes for the top bolts, you have to use a deep socket (impact wrench capable) swivel. Sometimes that's the only way to get to them top bolts.



    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 29, 2011

    The deep socket buys you some more room.

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 29, 2011





    • No it won't. You don't want to put to much pressure on the seal when re attaching the transmission but the new ones are resilient. Utilize the transmission jack to relieve pressure as necessary. The bolts go on easier than removing them, in my opinion anyway.



    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 29, 2011





    • Start by putting the bolts on a little loose, with a hand ratchet. Then adjust the new gasket and then zip all the bolts in. You'll be fine.



    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 31, 2011





    • Yea, you access that through the starter mounting hole. Turn the converter with a big pry bar. How about a simple comment rather than a rating.

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 31, 2011

    Turn the *flywheel* rather.

  • Iron
    Iron May 31, 2011





    • I guess the proper terminology would have helped. You want to remove the bolts from the flywheel NOT the torque converter. To get to the converter you have to remove the flywheel bolts. You asked me about the converter NOT the flywheel.

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 31, 2011

    And to remove the converter you have to separate the transmission. You asked me about the converter. I can do these blindfolded.

    Tony

  • Iron
    Iron May 31, 2011

    "I have pulled trans on truck and still cannot id a way to get to the heads of the bolts holding torque converter to fly wheel. Trying to get at them through the starter mounting hole seems to be the only possibility, though i have not tried it."





    • How did you pull the transmission off the truck without accessing the bolts through the starter mount hole in the first place to separate the transmission? You have to remove the bolts fixing the flywheel to the torque converter in order to pull the transmission in the first place or it will NOT separate period. So tell me how you did this? I'm curious.



    Tony

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