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Old 02-05-2008, 03:30 PM
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Torque Converter...

Ok have late 99 with a DP tuner 60/80/120 tunes.... and the converter is starting to get loose... so was probably goin to get a torque converter in about 2 weeks and was wondering what yall suggest... was looking at the mulitdisc from Brian's truck stop... wadda ya think there 13"
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:37 PM
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i got mine from dpp, it was a reccon, same thing larry uses in his exc.
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I am having a Suncoast Tripple installed as we type... Should have it back thursday...
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I have a convertor on its way now, from RacerX...

Its a triple disc, upgraded internals, etc..

I will let people know how it is...

Chase
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:30 PM
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i like my billet. it is supposed to be rated at 500 hp and 750 ft tq
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John Wood triple disc billet converter is the best on the market.
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Well, did the t/c today...

While, I didnt take pics, I will tell ya..

Simple, but labor intensive....

Are you 4wd or 2wd?

You dont have to take the transfew case off the tranny... but, if I didnt have a couple extra sets of hands available, I might have...

So, remove the driveshaft(s), while draining the fluid...

Disconnect wiring harness from trans and t-case, using 16mm wrench, remove the trans coolant lines from the side of the trans, and the shift linkage, and bracket from the trans..

Get a 19mm wobble, on a LONG extension.. transmission extension..

NOW, if you have a 4in dp, you will need to remove that from the turbo.. I dont know if this applies to a stock dp...

Make sure you have the trans supported GOOD by the trans jack... its freakin heavy...

Got a flywheel tool to rotate the engine, and remove the 6 nuts off the studs that hold the t/c to the flywheel.

using an 18mm socket, remove the nuts, and bolts holding the trans crossmember to the trans and frame...

NOW, start on the trans bellhousing bolts, at the top.. .the dipstick is supported by the upper bolt on the passenger side, and convienently block the middle bolt...

Once you have all 6 bolts out... and you are sure the 6 nuts are off the studs on the t/c.....

Trans is locked onto the tranny jack right?

Pull it back...gently, and slowly....move it back about a foot...

wiggle the t/c out... IT WILL BE HEAVY, and fluid will run out... IF you have a drain plug, use it...

Check the condition of the pump seal.. .its only 6 bucks.. might as well replace it while you are there.. cheap insurance. ALSO, there is a teflon seal on the shaft, its white, you wont miss it... BE CAREFUL not to damage that...

Inspect the inside of the bellhousing for any signs of damage, cracks, in particular..

check the flexplate as well, particularly in the area of the moutning botls, again, looking for cracks....

If you are satisfied.. .prep the other convertor for replacement..

start putting some ATF in there..not too much, it will run out when you make it vertical..

Lube the outer part of the convertor where is slides onto the shaft/into the front pump.... if you went with aftermarket, the t/c will be a lot heavier than the stock one...

Slide it up there...you will feel it engaging the splines on each part of the shaft...twisting a little bit as you slide it on... DONT force it or get rough.

When you THINK you have it on all the way... rotate, adn gently push... shouldnt have to rotate more the 180* degrees... shoudl sink a little further into the pump... you haev engaged the front pump....give it a few rotations to be sure...

Take a straight edge, put it across the bellhousing, and make sure the "button" on the front is flush, or a little recessed...

start moving it back into the place... take care of the dipstick mounting flange...

rotating the convertor as needed to ensure stud line up with the flexplate..

There are some dowel pins to help line it up on the block...

From there, its replace all the stuff in order...

THIS is also a great time to do trans service, and V/B mods if doing them...

Hoep that helps.. I know I left a bit out.. but, I am tired, and if you wanna know something, ask...

Chase
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:40 PM
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Recon converter from dpp, cheap and seems to work real well. Cchase does yours make any noise? Ugh I think I am hearing things.
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The one I just took out, sounded like gallon paint can, full of ball bearings, and marbles, on a paint can shaker... ON HIGH...

This new one, I can hear the turbo whistle...

The new convertor nice and quiet...

Chase
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i have the same chip and the early 99 when the converter went out i went with a billet 2 disk but a three wouldnt hurt. you might also look at a shift kit for the tran.
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