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jaynles 11-11-2012 02:59 PM

please help
i am having a problem getting my new torque converter to seat proper. i get it to engage the first clunck but cant seem too get the second one.. any suggestions

Gen1dak 11-12-2012 03:27 AM

Put the propshaft on the output shaft of the transmission. The idea is to keep the transmission internals from turning. Once you get the first clunk, you must then rotate the torque converter a bit while pushing the converter towards the transmission. You will then engage the second lugs and get another clunk as the converter bottoms out.

jaynles 11-12-2012 10:21 AM

i have tried this and it didn't seem to work either. i have also stood trans on tail shaft. it only goes in same. I have installed many chevy torque converters but this is my first dodge. I am starting to question if i have the rite converter, it seems to bottom out before it is in far enough. I tried to bolt trans up and torque converter contacts plate and bell housing has a half inch gap. converter looked the same but i didnt pay attention of the length of engageing cone... is this a possibility? it feels like i may get a little engagement on second clunk. I realy do appreciate any help as i am out of things to try. Thanks in advance

Gen1dak 11-12-2012 02:34 PM

Have you poured some trans oil in the converter? Pull it out, then try again. Spin it some and push. Lean into it. Otherwise, you may have an issue with it or could be the wrong one.

jaynles 11-13-2012 09:42 AM

thank you for your help.. i had put a half a court in originaly but will try to put more.

Gen1dak 11-13-2012 03:14 PM

That should be enough for starters. Too much and you'll have a mess.

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