Help! My engine and transmission don't love eachother! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-27-2012, 11:54 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Willow, Alaska
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Exclamation Help! My engine and transmission don't love eachother!

I'm installing the engine into the truck, cab-on, and I can't get the TC studs to pop through the flexplate/flywheel. What I've sort of read so that is that I was supposed to line up the TC and the Flexplate before mating the engine and the trans. Is that right? Are they not exactly octagonal, meaning do they only attach one way?

I have most of the bellhousing bolts in and I thought that if I just turned the engine by hand the tc threads would catch... Might as well call it fishing. That's how it went on my Focus when I did a trans swap 4 years ago.

It's also getting extermely difficult to turn the engine over as this process moves along. I would love to not take the engine back out, but I can. Any quick advice out there? Thanks!

~Joe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-28-2012, 01:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: port arthur texas
Posts: 3,501
Thanks: 0
Thanked 20 Times in 19 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You can try installing longer bolts one at a time, pry the tranny back until you can rotate the TC and line them up. Some flex plates have multiple mount holes so ya may have to try rolling it a few times. Then change the bolts back out and draw her up.

You may need to take the trans to mount bolts out for movement. It works but is a PITA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Beautiful BC
Posts: 534
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I keep a couple wedges I hammer in between the block and trans to spread it a bit so I can align everything. Once you get it aligned, pop out the wedges and bolt it together.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-28-2012, 11:57 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Willow, Alaska
Posts: 41
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I ended up just separating enerything and lifing the engine out, lining up flywheel with a bottom hole and the tc with a bottom stud and putting them back together. Mostly because my crank pully's bolts are rounded off now and I didn't have a chain wrench large enough for it. Thanks everyone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors