5-11. Torque converter installation
Install torque converter in reverse order of paragraph 5-10.
Move clutch operating handle as necessary to align forks with pins on sliding sleeve during
Insure that torque converter is properly aligned with engine drive shaft and tighten converter to
engine bolts. Do not attempt to tighten torque converter to sub frame until converter is properly
attached to engine. Reversing this sequence can result in a misaligned drive shaft which can
damage engine and torque converter.
Service torque converter.
5-12. Engine removal
Remove all engine and torque converter mounting bolts from the sub frame.
If the anticipated engine maintenance can be accomplished with the torque converter mounted to
the engine, the torque converter may remain attached to the engine. As a general rule, if the
engine must be removed from the sub frame, the torque converter must be removed from the
engine. For example, maintenance on the cylinder head, rockers, fuel injectors and front of the
engine can normally be accomplished with the engine and torque converter mounted on the sub
frame; in this case step a. above may be omitted. Maintenance on the drive end of the engine, the
crankshaft, connecting rods, etc., will require torque converter removal.
Always remove torque converter and engine as a unit from sub frame or remove torque converter
first. Never attempt to remove engine with torque converter attached to sub frame.
engine drive shaft or torque converter can be damaged due to size, weight and handling problems
associated with engine.
Remove torque converter from the engine.