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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2007, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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flywheel to tq

okay this may sound stupid but hey youll have heard me ask stupid stuff before....anyway, so i am reinstalling my new flywheel, now to bolt the flywheel to the tq, what do i do rotate the tail shaft until the coverter turns to the bolts??? how do you line it up??
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If you have an automatic tranny, you do NOT have a "flywheel", but a "flexplate".

To align the flexplate & torque convertor (is this what you mean by "tq"?), *carefully* (because you can EASILY screwup the new flexplate) rotate the engine by "barring" the flexplate with a prybar agaist the bellhousing, until the holes align. Much easier with the plugs removed from the engine (no compression to interfere w/ truning). Insure that the bolts are NOT bottoming out against the torque convertor and are tight (feel free to clean the holes/bolts and Locktite them!)... failure to do both these things will make very bad noises emanate from that area...

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On the YJ there is only one way that the TC will bolt up. The problem is, that if you've not marked the holes when it came apart... you'll be in for a treat. You'll be able to get 3 bolts in, but not the fourth. And... so you'll go till you get the alignment correct. That's the way you'll do it... by hand.
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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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