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Removing/Dropping TorqShift Transmission (5R110W)

So, I have a massive exhaust leak on the Y-tube going into the turbo (the exhaust feed into the turbo) so I decided to drop the transmission in order to take out the tube and see what needs to be fixed. I have a 2003 6.0 with the TorqShift 5R110W transmission. After reading my Hayes manual it seems like a breeze. Unfortunately, the manual doesn't seem to match the transmission I have. The part I get stuck at is where you take off the access panel to unbolt the torque converter from the flywheel. Apparently on this transmission there isn't an access panel on but rather a rubber plug that you can pull out to access the nuts holding the torque converter to the flywheel. Here is my problem. After unbolting everything necessary I figure out that there isn't an access panel and you must look through this small hole to unbolt the torque converter from the flywheel. My question is how do you turn the flywheel in order to get to every nut? I called a local Ford dealership and they told me that you had to turn over the starter and basically its a luck of the draw if the nut lines up in front of the hole. I just can' t believe that this is how its done... Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.



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not a tech nor have i worked on the strokes, but usually you can use a pry bar in the teeth of the flywheel otherwise make a momentary switch on a 5' set of leads with alligator clips on the ends, hook them to the positive connection on starter and the one that actuates the solenoid and vioala you can tap the motor over while watching through the hole.

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You don't have to take the trans. out to replace the "Y" pipe. It is tight but it can be done. No need to create more work when it isn't needed.

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You don't have to take the trans. out to replace the "Y" pipe. It is tight but it can be done. No need to create more work when it isn't needed.
Are you absolutely sure of this? The pipe is a true 'Y' and cannot be separated. So you are telling me that you can disconnect this from the turbo and the two exhause manifolds and maneuver it out of the truck?
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Are you talking about the "Y" pipe that has the flex joint?

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Removing/Dropping TorqShift Transmission (5R110W)

Yes, it is a 'Y' pipe that comes off the exhaust manifolds and up into the turbo. Yes, it looks like it has a flex joint midway up between the exhaust manifold and the turbo, on both sides of course.
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Yeah I'm sure. I used to work at a Ford dealership and we replaced tons of those "Y" pipes and never took the trans. out. They had to work at it but it can be done. Trying to find you some information on the removal.

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Anything you could find would be greatly appreciated. I can easily disconnect the Y from the exhaust manifolds. As far as disconnecting it from the turbo that is another story as it looks to be VERY tight up in there. I will have to take another look at it tomorrow. I appreciate your help again.
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If nothing else, I will call my buddy that is the diesel tech where I use to work and ask him how he did it. Sorry I can't find anything right now.

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