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Old 01-03-2005, 09:23 PM
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Torque Converter Rotation

Hello everyone! I'm changing my transmission fluid in my 1988 w124, i've drained the pan and i'm trying to turn the torque converter but i can't do it. Any tips on how to turn the converter? I have the car up on ramps and the rear wheels blocked. Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:41 PM
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disconnect battery,

socket on crankshaft pulley

I've never done it on your model so wait till someone more knowledgeable answers.
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:53 PM
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Got it to turn ... just cranked the engine slightly ;-)
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Old 01-03-2005, 09:54 PM
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Thats how I do it. I found turning it with the pry method very difficult. Although now that I think about it, I bet the tranny was in park..
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:37 PM
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To avoid damaging engine timing components, such as the chain tensioned and guilds you should always turn the engine in the direction of engine rotation only, the timing chain components were designed to operate in one direction only; and that is engine rotation. I have seen motors with worn timing belts jump timing. Because of the fluid coupling effect, you can a turn the engine and torque converter in park.
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:41 AM
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oh wow, i had it in neutral with the parking brake depressed pretty hard and wood blocks....anywow got it and drained the torque converter ... it was DISGUSTING smelling, i don't think it had ever been changed since 1988, and it was goopy. Anyway can you guys reccomend a good place for mercedes parts so far www.*************** seems to be the best...
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:56 AM
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