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too much torque

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by shupach, Jun 6, 2003.

  1. shupach

    shupach 1/2 ton status

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    so i today i was like, im gonna drive the truck around the block since i just got the engine running etc, well it wouldnt go in gear so i was like wth. kill it and look underneath...no more torque converter bolts, found em later sheered in half, so wat are my options now? would this be an excuse for a better tc and flexplate(seems to be gone too).

    thanks,

    phill
     
  2. BigBurban350

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    When did the bolts break off exactly? As in, when you started it, when you put it into gear...
     
  3. shupach

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    im thinking in gear, im gonna order a new TC and flexplate from summit, needed it anyway.

    phill
     
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    This happened to my friends Firebird...no one knows how this happened...
     
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    Most likely a couple came loose. Did you find some that were not sheared, just laying loose?
     
  6. gravdigr

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    were they actual TC bolts or just grade 8 stubbies. Real TC bolts are made to withstand the shearing force a TC and flexplate provide. Go spend $3 and get actual TC bolts.
     
  7. shupach

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    they were the bolts used in the torque convertor when i pulled the engine, ill post some pics later tonite, two of them were cut in half however the first one kinda just fell out.

    phill
     

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