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Installing my engine. Need help

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BackwoodsTaco, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    BackwoodsTaco

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    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.
     
  2. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    Define "won't go together".

    How close do they get?

    Are they aligned vertically but won't slide together?
     
  3. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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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
     
  4. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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    Is the torque convertor still on the trans or mounted to the flex plate on the motor?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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    The torque converter is still in the trans
     
  6. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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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. :notsure:
     
  7. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    so my best bet is to remove the trans :(
     
  8. Jan 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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    Just remove the mount from the crossmember.
    Then you can move it around as much as you need.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    Ok thanks guys
     
  10. Jan 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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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.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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    That is a great idea!
     
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