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Old 03-08-2000, 09:52 PM
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There is no problem with rotating your engine as Larry said. You slip a socket over the crankshaft pulley bolt which I believe is 27mm and crank the engine clockwise as you face the front of the engine. At the same time, feel for the torque converter drain plug to come around to the opening with your other hand. You can also work the drain pkug over by inserting a large flat blade screwdriver between the fins under the converter and "prying" it until the plug gets to the access hole. That is a tricky method, as those fins can break, so if you do that, be careful! The easiest way is to use a remote starter, but unless you are going to buy a good one from Snap-on, I'd just stick with rotating the engine via crank bolt. Good luck!

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