Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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On the YJ, you won't be able to "bar" it with the flexplate teeth as the bell housing goes all the way around it. The easiest way is to pull all the spark plugs and use a rachet on the front of the crank.
Also, without the torque converter bolted to the flex plate, you should be able to rotate it with your fingers. If you can't, it sounds like you don't have the nose of the torque converter in the hole in the end of the crank. This is bad.
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