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Old 01-10-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Installing my engine. Need help

I was wondering if there is a trick for getting the tans to line up with the engine so do not have to remove the trans. I tried for 2 hours last night to get it to line up but it just wouldn't go together. my trucks been down for almost 2 months and I'm ready to get back up and running. So please give me some good news guys.
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Define "won't go together".

How close do they get?

Are they aligned vertically but won't slide together?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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It's like I can't get them to come together the trans was sitting to low so I jacked it up but still had the same problem and the engine mount won't line up
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Is the torque convertor still on the trans or mounted to the flex plate on the motor?
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
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The torque converter is still in the trans
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You may have to loosen the trans up and put it on the motor. I've had more luck that way. The trans is easier to jostle around than a motor. Unless someone else has a trick.
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so my best bet is to remove the trans
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Just remove the mount from the crossmember.
Then you can move it around as much as you need.
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Ok thanks guys
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They are not the easiest to line up, that is for sure. One thing that I have done that helps is take one of your transmission bolts to a hardware store and buy 2 bolts of the same thread, but that are around 4 to 5 inches long. Cut off the heads and thread them into your engine. then use them as aligning pins to line up the transmission. I have about a dozen bolts like that for different engines.
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They are not the easiest to line up, that is for sure. One thing that I have done that helps is take one of your transmission bolts to a hardware store and buy 2 bolts of the same thread, but that are around 4 to 5 inches long. Cut off the heads and thread them into your engine. then use them as aligning pins to line up the transmission. I have about a dozen bolts like that for different engines.
That is a great idea!
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