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#1 submonkey


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Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:13 PM

How can you tell if one is bad? And is there anything special you have to do when you install one? I had mine on the engine when i installed it but after a few days and some serious grinding sounds with sparks the tranny does nothing. Just trying to figure out if i just need a new converter. Thanks jay 85 turbo wagon 3spd auto.

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Posted 09 January 2004 - 11:26 PM

Maybe you toasted the tranny input shaft or something - stripped it out? I don't know - have you pulled it apart to see?


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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:18 AM

Sparks? From what area of the trany were they coming from? Sounds like something came loose and bound up. But sparks do not sound good, you may be looking for replacements

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 10:07 AM

The sparks were coming from the bell housing. I tightend the bell housing bolts and the noise went away. At first I thought the starter was not fully disengaging because it was a very faint sound sometimes. But I'm going to hopefully pull the motor this weekend to see whats up hope it's something simple.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 12:53 PM

i know on ford and general motor auto transmissions, when you install the torque convt onto the tranny input shaft you have to be sure to "engage it" completely onto the shaft.

you turn the converter while "pushing" it onto the shaft as it has to engage like 3 sets of splines. you turn and push until you "feel" it go on 3 steps.

dont know if soob convts are the same but if convt was not engaged all the way on the shaft it could cause your symptoms, could be why bell housing bolts loosened after install as convt could have "moved back" after spinning?

could be something else but just a thought...

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 01:07 PM

thanks stormtrooper, I definatley didn't do that so hopefulley everything is still usable. i'm pulling motor today to see whats up. thanks that sounds like what was missing.

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 02:21 PM

I had mine on the engine when i installed it but....

It needs to be on the tranny when it is installed. not the engine. you will be unable to seat it properly if it is attached to the engine. After you slid it onto the shaft, keep turning until you hear it click into place twice

There is a very good chance that the splines on the tranny are toasted

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Posted 10 January 2004 - 04:54 PM

O.K I got the engine pulled.The splines on the smallest shaft were screwed up. Now my question is the middle shaft pulls right out, i'm wondering if the smaller shaft pulls right out without screwing anything up inside the tranny it feels like it possible would pull out. If this is the case then i'm assuming all i have to do is replace the smaller shaft and torque conveter.Any help would be appreciated, i don't won't put it together wrong again.
thanks Jay 85 turbo 3sp auto.

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