I'm working on a 98 obw.
I pulled motor for 4 bent exhaust valves. New valves installed & ready for re-install. I can't get my torque converter properly seated.
the inner shaft seats nicely - the service manual recommended 2" + or - is still showing.
I've read all the posts on torque converter seating.
after many hours of trying - I've come to the conclusion that the input shaft won't make the final push into the torque converter itself.
I've tried the TC with no input shaft and it seats nicely.
When I try to insert the input shaft into the TC while sitting on the work bench it only goes in about 1/8" - just enough that the splines begin to catch and will actually turn the inter workings of the TC itself - but they will go no deeper. it seems to me they need to go at least 1/2" further than they are.
When I look inside the TC, I can see no sign of damage and the splines on the input shaft look perfect. I have not reason to suspect damage.
Why do the splines catch - but will go no further?
any help would be greatly appreciated.