Transmission will not shift

Tiny
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER 300
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
Swapped engines. Now transmission will not shift. Gear shift moves but car will not. When in park does not move when pushed. But you can push it when in any other gear. Did I make sense?
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Sunday, June 4th, 2017 AT 8:22 PM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

It sounds like the bolts for the torque converter where not installed or the torque converter has not installed correctly when installing the engine. Also check the transmission fluid level.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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Put tranny fluid in but ended up all over the ground. Will check the other advice. Will let you know thank you
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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First fix the trans leak. Whenever engines are replaced by some times the torque converter slides forward then is not put back in then engine is bolted up and started which the torque converter slides out of oil pump then destroys it on start up of different engine if converter wasn't put back in towards trans then this is what happened.
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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So if this happened can the torque converter be replaced only or does the whole tranny need replaced
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 5:03 PM
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KEN
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If the torque converter was not in all the way and the transmission was bolted up then at least the front pump of the transmission will need to be replaced. Sorry, its a hard lesson and most mechanics learn it the hard way so don't feel bad. I speak from experience :)

See if you can get a used transmission.
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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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Before putting engine in we mounted torque convert to the engine. So what could it be
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Probably what ken just replied, the torque converter should have been put in trans instead of engine soyou probably damaged pump to where you have nothing moving in trans.
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
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Ok ty. We are going Friday to get tranny. Is there anything special I need to know before putting all of it back together. We are taking engine and tranny out in one piece and putting back in one piece.
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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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Make sure the converter is in all the way you'll know then bolt trans to engine after engine is installed bolt up converter. Converter should be about an inch away from engine at least after bolting up. Make sure the electrical connections will work as well.
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 AT 6:18 AM
Tiny
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Is there any interchangeable transmissions for this model. 2005 chrysler 300c 3.5 v6 rw drive
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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Check with a junk yard they know better than us.
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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 AT 12:07 PM

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