Top tranny bolts not quite lined up HELP PLEASE!!

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  1. Liberty06SK

    Liberty06SK New Member

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    So i got a used 05 tranny for my 06 liberty, i got it up on the dowels and the bolts right below the dowels in (but loosend off now). I have the torque converter attached to flywheel. But when i go to put in top bolts seems like there not quite lined up. Will get a few threads then tighten right up. I look into hole and looks a little off can see threads but looks off a bit. I dont want to strip them or crack something. Has anyone else ran into this?? Im about at wits end. Thanks i advance

    Ive searched threads and cant find anything. Hopefully someone can help
     
  2. ltd02

    ltd02 Comfortably numb KJ Supporting Member

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    Is the housing flush? If the bell housing is cocked a bit it'll do that. Can you get a screwdriver or drift in there and see if you can message it into alignment?
     
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    K ill try that. It looks flush but maybe not 100%. Just got off the phone with a car guy i work with and he said to do converter bolts last, so backong them off forst and makong sure thats still all good there.

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    Leeann Full Access Member

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    It took a little bit to get my new trans lined up - I worked the tranny jack while my husband worked the trans on the dowels. Up, down, side to side until it was flush.

    And yes, converter bolts last.
     
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    My trans bolted right on once i get it on the dowels. The transfer case gave me a hell of a time. I agree with your buddy torque converter should be done once trans is in. Try getting a jack towards the back of it to change the angle a bit. If you have all other bolts torqued loosen them up a bit to so it has space to move around.
     
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    K thanks guys, i dropped tranny again and chased top bolt holes all good. And double check the torque converter was still seated. Now to raise it back up. Ya i figured if it was on dowels it wouldve been good especially since i had the one right next to dowels in as well. The way it looked like it had to move (clockwise if looking from transfer case) i couldnt see how it would since dowels were in but here next attempt. Thanks again nice to hear there is light at end of tunnel even if i cant see it yet :)
     
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    You got great advice, glad it's working out. Replacing a transmission at home is...... daunting, frustrating, crazy,stupid,yet rewarding, awesome, great, prideful,....

    Good luck with the rest of the job
    Neighbour Bert