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post #1 of 7 Old 11-14-2009, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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New trans install

I purchased a new trans for my 97 f 250. The guy I purchased the trans from is allowing me to install myself. Provided I follow his instructions to the T. The only issue that I am having is, his instructions say that the timing marks must be lined up. Is he asking me to make sure that my crank and cam are lined up? If so how is this accomplished on my powerstroke? I need help, I need to have this project finished tomorrow. No way to get in contact with my builder until monday

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What he probably means is to line your torque converter to your flywheel. Some people say you need to line them up but it really don't matter. As far as the timing marks on your engine I see no reason why this would need to be done plus you can't really adjust it as it's EEC controlled as far as I remember. I just got do e installing mine it's pretty easy. Any more ?'s
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What he probably means is to line your torque converter to your flywheel. Some people say you need to line them up but it really don't matter. As far as the timing marks on your engine I see no reason why this would need to be done plus you can't really adjust it as it's EEC controlled as far as I remember. I just got do e installing mine it's pretty easy. Any more ?'s
I figured it was something like that, could not for the life of me figure out the relation to engine timing. Having said that I looked for marks on the converter and saw none. Trans ready to drop in the morning will pay close attention as to how it comes apart.

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I'd just take a marker or white out and mark the flywheel and converter for easy placement. Do you have an aftermarket cooler for the new trans. If noti would get one. A decent small one is available on eBay for like 35 bucks with mount kit. Look up Hayden 1404 or even a Hayden 1405 would be good. Good luck
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You should never ever install a new transmission without installing a new torque convertor. Be sure to flush out the cooler lines as well otherwise you are wasting your time installing a new trans. I would love to know what timing marks have to do with trans install. I have never seen any indication of clocking the convertor a certain way for the install. Since the convertor is not balanced to be installed a certain way how would there be a special way to install it?

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dunno, lol hope it turns out well for ya. just got done dropin rebuilding and reinstalling the trans. from my wifes Honda.........dear god...... never messed with a automatic that was that much of a PITA

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Only thing I can think of would be making sure the drain plug for the tq. converter is aligned with the hole in the flexplate.

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