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Are there any tips/tricks I should be away of before I attempt this in the coming days? The engine should be buttoned up and ready to go and I'm itching to get the car running again. I'm just not sure if there are any special steps necessary to reconnecting the two parts again.

I'm going to search through the destruction manual a bit, but if anyone has first hand experience, I'd really like to hear about it.

AJ
 

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I'm just worried about the transmission shaft mating with the torque converter.

Otherwise, yeah, dropping motors in is easy. Done it plenty of times with manuals. However, this will be my first 4EAT, so I'm a bit cautious.
 

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Well, I just popped it in last night and the damn thing won't turn. Try to start it, and nothing happens. And attempting to turn the crank pulley yields nothing but resistance. Any thoughts or ideas? I'm scouring the internet for anything that might help me.
 

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rotate the torque converter so the first threaded hole is across from the service hole on the pass back side of the block. Make sure you have your torque converter plate bolted onto the crank and rotate it so it's visible through the block's service hole as well. Slide on the engine, then put on bolts.after getting the first one on, you can then rotake the crank by installin the crank pulley, or if crank pulley is installed, use a 22mm socket and rotate the crank via ratchet.

It's not THAT hard now is it?
 

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any sort of torque specs for those bolts threaded through the service hole? the bolts on visible on the torque converter i mean.....
 

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any sort of torque specs for those bolts threaded through the service hole? the bolts on visible on the torque converter i mean.....
They look to be the same sizing as the pressure plate to FW. 12ft lbs is what I'd set them at. Usually I just hand torque them.
 

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as long as you didn't pull the input shaft out with the TC and the engine....all you have to do is get those four bolts tightened and it's on like donkey kong.
 

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as long as you didn't pull the input shaft out with the TC and the engine....all you have to do is get those four bolts tightened and it's on like donkey kong.
Sorry to revive a dead thread, but how would you go about getting the input shaft back in after you pulled it out a bit?
 

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Sorry to revive a dead thread, but how would you go about getting the input shaft back in after you pulled it out a bit?
I just shoved it back in after losing quite a bit of fluid. I read that the trans has to be split to get it back in but that wasn't the case for me :wtf:
 

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I dont mind the fluid loss, but I played with that thing for about 2 hours trying to get it in there. No dice.
 

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It's got an engagement groove that it needs to align with. Push it in and turn until it seats a little further. The converter face will be pretty much flush with the edge of the bellhousing when fully engaged. It's it's sticking out any, don't try to mate the motor to it.
 
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