WHEN REMOVING A 727A500 AUTO TRANS

1990 Dodge Truck

Tiny

wetmoredale

December, 9, 2012 AT 5:16 AM

When removing a 727/A500 auto trans. Does the torque converter stay with the transmission, or should it stay bolted to the flex plate for separate removal?

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1 Answer

Tiny

caradiodoc

December, 9, 2012 AT 7:58 AM

The torque converter should be unbolted from the flex plate and removed with the transmission. I always stick two wood wedges between the ring gear and bottom of the case to hold the torque converter up. The weight pulls the converter down and will crack the front pump seal if it is old and hardened. As soon as you pull the tranny back far enough, wrap a piece of wire around the hub and tie it to the case so the converter can't slide off if you tip it.

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