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Removing torque converter bolts...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by danzoso, May 24, 2003.

  1. danzoso

    danzoso Newbie

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    When removing the torque converter bolts, will putting the trans in neutral make it possible to turn the converter and flywheel, so I can access the other two converter bolts?
    almost ready to drop the tranny...... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    yep /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    tranny gear should make no difference in wether the torque converter turns or not. It will turn no matter what gear the tranny is in. The problem is when you turn the converter and flexplate you are turning over the engine. It can be done by wedging a wrench in there and turning it.

    If it was a manual tranny it would make a difference, but manuals do not have torque converters.
     
  4. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    You can also go the cheap route, and turn the flex plate with a screw driver used on the teeth of the flex plate, on the starter side. Thats how I've always done it... I'm just too cheap to buy the real tool for the job! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Throw some muscle at it, and watch out for your knuckles if you slip off! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    -Dan
     
  5. khotmer

    khotmer 1/2 ton status

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    harbor freight has the tool for 4.95. I picked one up for my swap last month .....Wouldnt do the job without it for 5.00...
     

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