1992 Honda Prelude Wont Crank By Hand

Tiny
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Transmission problem
1992 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a 1992 Prelude Type S with a !994 Honda Accord F22b2 Engine in it I bought from a friend the engine and trans where working in the accord. They put in the prelude and we just had to reconnect everything and get a custom fuel line. Now we got all put together was gonna fire up. Couldnt do so, sounded like starter went out so got checked starter is good. Now we did by hand try to rotate the crank but nothing at all not a budge. So we took off all the trans bolts ( well loosend them ) and bang it rotated even the torque converter turned too so we thought to tight we tightend all by hand and bang again can't turn all the guys did was pull engine and trans assembled together and put in prelude trans first and engine second. But like I said car was running what could the possibily be should I check the torque converter and drive plate and see if they are not torqued to the right ft lb cause according to accord SHOP Manual it says 8.7 ft-lbs so thats not much unless you think something else is going on. Please if you can help I would Greatly appreciate it.
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 AT 5:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi sidestudios,

Do you mean the engine does not turn only after the torque converter is tightened?

Hoew did you managed to tighten all the torque converter bolts if the engine is not turning?
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Saturday, April 10th, 2010 AT 11:10 PM
Tiny
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Well I bought the car and the engine and trans where already installed so I dunno how they did that but I did pull trans off and torque converter wont go in all the way checked the depth and everything and torque converter is wrong now I dunno if trans is messed up or not dunno weather to go to junk yard to get a used one with a tc but I would like your honest opinion.
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Monday, April 12th, 2010 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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I believe they loosened the transmission mounting bolts to get the necessary space to turn the engine.

If the clearance differs by a lot, then there is a possibility the trans has been damaged internally by forcefully tightening the transmission with the torque converter having insufficient clearance.

If the required clearance is only marginally out, then there is still hope for the trans.

Remove the torque converter and inspect the transmission at the oil pump area for damage or cracks.

If you do not wish to take the risk, then a new transmission assy is the answer.

Would you be able to get the correct tc for the initial trans?
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 6:24 AM

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