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Old 12-23-2000, 07:40 PM
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why is it critical to check the "installed" height of the torque converter when the flywheel location that the torque converter bolts to is pretty much "fixed". Also, I have gone through the procedure of installing an engine where I had to rotating the torque converter to "feel" the pump
"latch" in. How bout when I reinstall an automatic transmission with the engine in place? What is the procedure to use to "feel" when the torque converter pump is "latched" in?
thanks for any thoughts/ideas/suggestions
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Old 12-23-2000, 09:44 PM
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On a Mercedes tranny, there are 3 times that the torque converter will engauge. You have to know when it has hit bottom. If not, you will break the teeth off of the front pump. (I have seen techs do this over and over).

You only need to worry about this if you take out the converter. I always take out the converter bolts and then push the converter back before removal of the tranny. Then just reinstall.

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Old 11-16-2008, 12:58 AM
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great tip! but what about a new converter and tranny?

I'm going to install a rebuilt tranny and converter. How do I avoid the problem you note here?
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:27 AM
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I'm going to install a rebuilt tranny and converter. How do I avoid the problem you note here?
Just make sure that the converter is on far enough to meet the dimension in the transmission manual (this is for the 722.3). You may have to turn it back and forth to get the gears to mesh properly. This should be done with the transmission standing on end so that the torque converter can be lowered into position.

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