How do I remove the torque converter on my 1994 plymoth Sundance

Tiny
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  • 1994 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE
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I need to remove the torque converter to change the oil pan gasket.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:09 PM

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Tiny
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I don't think it needs to come out to replace the oil pan gasket. You should be able to get to all the pan bolts. If you can't, try losening the trans bolts so it opens up enough to get to the bolts. As far as the torque converter, you have to remove the trans to get it out. It is bolted to the flywheel.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:15 PM
Tiny
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I don't think its necessary for you to remove the TC-What liter engine is this?
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:20 PM
Tiny
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Raz! Great to hear from you. I thought they would come out without removing the converter. Regardless. If it needs to be removed, the trans needs to come out.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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It is a 2.5 liter engine. Can you please tell me how to change the gasket without removing it then
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
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2.2 or 2.5 liters doesn't require to mess with the transmission-You too! Joe have a nice day we've earned it and nothing is gonna take that from us not even Pres-Obama

Got the info from brother Mit1 -still missing the estimator section -

Why don't you try retorquing it in sequence and see what happens-sometimes it works BTDT
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:41 PM
Tiny
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What is the process for changing the oil pan gasket without removing the torque converter? I was told that I had to remove the torque converter to replace the gasket.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
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To get to the gasket you have to remove the oil pan

OIL PAN
Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable, and remove engine oil dipstick. Drain crankcase. Remove oil pan bolts and oil pan.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Apply RTV sealant at front crankshaft seal retainer-to-cylinder block oil pan surfaces. Apply RTV sealant at end of oil pan gasket end seals and cylinder block pan rail. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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I tried following that process and the oil pan wouldn't budge when I consulted Autozone they said I had to remove the Torque Converter
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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Are you sure you got all the bolts off? That is all that holds it in place.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011 AT 11:58 PM
Tiny
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Look for an inspection cover-open it up -you have to remove the torque converter bolts from the crankshaft and also unbolt the transmission from the engine-

Can you see the end of the oil pan on the rear of the engine.

Even the oil pump R/R it doesn't say you have to remove the TC-remember you're dealing only with the gasket So if Autozone says you have to remove it, then ask them how-We have giving you all we got
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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 12:01 AM
Tiny
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Sometimes it just needs some strong elbow and a good prybar -they get stubborn sometimes to pop open like its welded on check if you got all the bolts -
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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for all your assistance.
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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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You're very welcomed
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Saturday, November 12th, 2011 AT 12:21 AM

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