So I finally got the engine back together and now moving on to try and get this TC back on correctly. I need to do this right as I already have a another vehicle (non Subaru) that needs a new transmission and I'm trying to get this fixed before that goes out. I can't afford to buy a new transmission for the Subaru too, so I'm desperate for help to do this right. I have no experience with this (and no help), so you guys here are all I've got to get this seated right. I've read numerous threads on many forums, including the links provided (thank you all!) and have tried to seat it but am not sure it's all way in. So here's what I have done thus far;
I took the oil pump shaft and clipped the c-clip to it and carefully slid it down to where it locks onto the TC. The oil pump shaft tube is locked in firm on the side it clips into and has playable movement (slight up and down) on the other side, I assume this is correct but don't know? I then took that complete assembly (TC with oil pump shaft clipped on) and slid it inside the transmission and did the fish hook thing turning to try and seat. It took awhile to get the first seating but did dropped but was no all one, two or three it all happened at once. So now I'm a the point where I'm nit sure if it's fully seated back to the third stop point. I have kept trying to get it to seat further turning both directions and no success. So I'm now wondering is it seated fully or isn't it. If it isn't not sure what to do as after hours of trying I'm left feeling hopeless
From what I can tell it's a 1/4" out still but really don't know. I took a few pictures but they're not the best;
I hope posting a link is acceptable as I tried to add the URL and it gave me errors. First post I made it allowed me but not now.
So if anyone can give me an idea if I have done this correctly and if the TC is seated I would be very grateful. I'm under the impression it's not but after a long time of turning it won't go anymore and I'm lost.
My family is hoping I get this car fixed so we can go see Grandma for the holidays, I'm feeling doubtful. I need to make some Subaru friends! If any local guys near me have experienced with this I would love for some help/advice. If beers your thing I can provide!
Edited by subaruUser, 17 December 2013 - 02:59 PM.