Torque converter is stuck


My discovery hates me! I'm having a hard time releasing the torque converter from my motor. I am trying to pull the engine to complete a upper/lower re-seal on a 1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4.0 (approx 150k miles). I think the Brits are trying to get back at the colonists for our little 'uprising'. PLEASE HELP ME!

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Removal & Installation
Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove fan shroud from radiator. Disconnect airflow hose from air intake chamber. Disconnect kickdown cable from throttle linkage. Disconnect 2 transmission breather pipes from right rear of cylinder head.
Remove transmission dipstick. Disconnect transfer case shift boot from console. Remove shift knob and shift boot. Raise and support vehicle. Drain fluid from transmission and transfer case. Remove exhaust pipe-to-exhaust manifold heat shield. Disconnect oxygen sensor connectors.
Remove catalytic converter assembly. Support engine/transmission and remove transmission crossmember. Secure transmission jack to transmission. Remove speedometer cable heat shield at transfer case. Disconnect speedometer cable from transfer case. Mark position of driveshafts for installation reference.
Disconnect front and rear driveshafts and tie aside. Remove front and rear muffler brackets and secure muffler aside. Disconnect oil cooler lines from transmission. Plug oil cooler lines and fittings and plug openings. Disconnect oil cooler lines from engine oil pan. Secure oil cooler lines aside.
Disconnect shift cable at transmission. Disconnect wiring harness connectors as necessary. Slightly raise transmission jack. Remove transfer case side mounts and mounting brackets. Slightly lower transmission. Disconnect parking brake cable from parking brake lever.
Disconnect breather pipes from harness. Remove drive plate inspection cover. Mark drive plate-to-converter relationship for installation reference. Remove drive plate-to-torque converter bolts. Remove fluid fill tube at transmission. Remove transmission fill tube-to-bellhousing bolt. Remove bellhousing-to-engine bolts. Pull transmission jack rearwards. Secure torque converter in bellhousing. Remove transmission from vehicle.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Apply Loctite to drive plate-to-torque converter bolts. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Fill transfer case and transmission. See appropriate TRANSMISSION SERVICING - A/T article

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