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Old 06-25-2013, 06:03 PM
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Need tips on changing Torque converter

Are there any tips or tricks I should know about in changing the converter in my '96 F250 2wd.

I changed the oil and filter and everything looked great so the trans itself seems to be healthy. The lock up is slipping a bit and throwing a code (Original converter with 202,000 miles)

Anyway, while I was under there it all looked pretty straight forward but you guys always seem to have a trick up your sleeve.


Thanks,

Tom
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There's not much to it. Unbolt the flexplate from the TC, slide the trans back then slide the TC off. Turn the new TC while sliding it on the input and make sure it seats all the way. I would use the cheepest TC I could find, with 202k, the rest of the trans probably won't last long.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:32 AM
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Are there any tips or tricks I should know about in changing the converter in my '96 F250 2wd.

I changed the oil and filter and everything looked great so the trans itself seems to be healthy. The lock up is slipping a bit and throwing a code (Original converter with 202,000 miles)

Anyway, while I was under there it all looked pretty straight forward but you guys always seem to have a trick up your sleeve.


Thanks,

Tom
Unbolt converter from flex plate, slide trans out, remove old converter, fill new converter with fluid, install new converter on trans... Before re-installing trans here is a little trick i learned after doing a bunch by myself, using one of the inspection cover bolts fasten a 10mm wrench in a position where is holds the converter in place. This will prevent it from sliding off the input shaft when your installing.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:53 AM
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replace the input seal on the trans and put a coating of tyranny fluid on it
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 AM
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Yeah, I planned on the new seal. What do I need for the dipstick?

That's a great idea for holding the converter in place.

Thanks guys,

Tom
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