Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-17-2001, 11:52 AM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 11,773
1983 240D torque converter removal

I am in the process (this morning) of trying to remove the torque converter from the automatic transmission on the 240D. I have removed these from other vehicles and they just slid right off. I have been pulling on this thing for about 45 minutes now and have not gotten it off yet. It will spin and moves in/out about 1/4". What am I missing or am I just not pulling hard enough? Oh yea, the tranny is still in the car. The engine is on the engine stand.
thanks,
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-17-2001, 01:30 PM
LarryBible
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Jim,

I'm as puzzled as you are. There is a notch fore and aft that must line up with prongs on the transmission shaft, but it should just slide right off. I'm sure you have already checked everything that I could think of, but are you sure there's nothing lying underneath in the bell housing, like a bolt or something.

Why do you want it out?

Good luck,
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2001, 01:46 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
Posts: 6,844
As you thought the convertor should just slide out. Be sure to support the thing by the front snout (where it centers in crank), so that you are pulling straight.

The only thing that I have seen that screws with this is if the front pump bushing is stuck to the convertor and has spun in the pump causing a groove. Use two large pry bars, one from each side and have some one catch it as you work it out.
__________________
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2001, 02:29 PM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 11,773
Thanks ya'll

I got it - seems that I was not persistant enough. I think it helps sometimes to walk away from something like this and then come back to it. I was quite surprised at how rusty the backside of the torque converter was. This car has been sitting up for awhile.
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-17-2001, 06:33 PM
LarryBible
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Jim,

I knew you would. I totally understand about walking away from it. For years, mostly with engineering problems, I have found that when I'm stumped to the point of beginning frustration, I have to walk away. Sometimes only two minutes at the coffee pot talking about anything else, the ball game, the price of tea in China, or maybe how one of the girls look in their miniskirt. Anything to shift my thought pattern completely away from it, will often let me get a fresh enough look that I will solve the problem.

The main reason I chimed back in is to remind you to replace the front transmission seal if you decide to finish up this car. Also make sure the sealing surface on the back of the torque converter is smooth.

Have a great day,
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2001, 08:56 PM
engatwork's Avatar
busy
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Soperton, Ga. USA
Posts: 11,773
Replacement of the seal is the exact reason I pulled the torque converter. I do not see any sense in having an engine out and not replacing this seal. The wife and I had our discussion about it this afternoon and I did the usual tap dancing about the $$ I will be spending LOL. This is going to be a good winter project.
__________________
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-18-2001, 01:30 AM
MikeTangas's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: So. Cal
Posts: 4,430
Jim,

Now is a fair time to turn tables on the Missus and use the "female" ploy.

Rather than explaining how much you spent on fixing the beast try remembering ANY time the other half came back from a store, smile and say "But Honey, I saved XXX hundreds of dollars by doing this" Then have your cost comparisons between dealer cost (+ labor) vs. PartsShop/FastLane. I can almost guarantee it will work, or your money back*.




*fine print - there are no guarantees!!
__________________
Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis

2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel

Non illegitemae carborundum.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need torque converter 79 Mercedes 450sel 6.9 whunter Vintage Mercedes 5 09-19-2004 03:31 AM
1983 240D Turbo 4-speed conversion grimgaunt Mercedes Cars For Sale 3 07-02-2003 11:56 PM
1983 240D Rear Windows don't work... Carrameow Tech Help 4 04-14-2003 07:37 PM
1983 240D Rear Windows don't work... Carrameow Diesel Discussion 1 04-13-2003 02:04 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page