Connecting the engine to the transmisson

Tiny
MICK-E
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET COLORADO
  • 5 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100 MILES
How can I line up my torque converter with my transmission,
i just replaced a 5cy 3.5 vortech engine in my 04 colorado and I am having issues getting the transmission housing to sit flush to the back of the engine block. I thought I had the notches in the torque converter liked up at 12 and6 oclock, just as they were with the transmission housing when removed.
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 4:28 AM

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Tiny
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Are you sure the torque converter is fitting properly into the front pump?
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Monday, December 6th, 2010 AT 6:38 AM
Tiny
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The front of the torque converter is mounted to the fly wheel and the back is suppose to fit into a fitted sleeve that is running into the drive shaft!
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Saturday, December 11th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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Where the inspection plug is there is another plug behind it a few inches toward the center and smaller. Is it used to line up the torque converter and transmission shaft?
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Saturday, December 11th, 2010 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
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I got it, I think, we took the torque converter off the fly when, dropped it in the tranny and dropped the engine back in, got the tranny housing all bolted up flush now to get the other 2 bolts in to hold the torque converter in place with the fly wheel. Trying to turn the crank shaft is a pain, even with a cheater bar! Any Ideas? And yes its in neutral!
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Saturday, December 11th, 2010 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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That is the best you can do is from the crank to turn it. Just han in there and you'll get it.

Let me know how it works out for you.

Joe
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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I got a mechanic who felt bad for me to come over last night and in 6 hours got the torque converter done, got the starter on, ac compressor, radiator, power steering pump, alternator and air intake manifold all back on, Oh yeah and all the wiring! I am a super broke, single father who is also jobless living with my father and scrapped up all the money I had which was 15 bucks and gave it to the mechanic who is a mutual friend. I just thank god for blessings like that. Thx joe, i'll keep u posted.
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 10:00 PM

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