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2G Torque converter not meeting flex plate

Posted by kidmet, Jun 3, 2020

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  1. kidmet

    kidmet Supporting Member

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    2g auto tranny, 6 bolt engine. Kiggly kit used and installed correctly (double checked with kiggly with pics). My flex plate bolts were too long so I have cut them, but my torque converter doesn't slide out the 1/8-1/4 inch that it needs to meet the flex plate. I'm thinking about pulling the passenger motor mount to try to use gravity to get it to slide out. I tried a pry tool but my torque converter isn't moving. Thoughts?


     
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  2. Car Cannibal

    Car Cannibal Proven Member

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    The flexplate looks like it was installed backwards. Flip it and the windmill arm will ramp towards the pads vs away.
     
  3. kidmet

    kidmet Supporting Member

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    It's not installed backwards. Besides having pictures sent to kiggly to make sure i had it right, the original issue that has brought this to my attention is the starter not making contact with the torque converter.
     

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    :shhh:(6 bolt engine) ROFLROFLROFL
     

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  5. kidmet

    kidmet Supporting Member

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    Smdh. Fat fingered
     

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  6. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    It "should" just slide out of the front pump a little so that the converter can meet up with the kiggly plate pads. Usually, its the other way around and people don't have the converter indexed properly and the plate is TOUCHING the converter and won't slide in any further. Try to pry from 2 sides at the same time, if possible.
     

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  7. kidmet

    kidmet Supporting Member

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    Thanks, I'll try that. I tried a little but really didn't have too much time. Its sounding more and more like another engine pull. I'm not too excited about that. If so, I may just get a different converter.
     

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  8. 1990TSIAWDTALON

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    It has to slide into the pilot bushing so it has to be perfectly straight, remember.
     

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  9. kidmet

    kidmet Supporting Member

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    I assume this is why I'm having trouble getting it to come out that 1/4 inch. I'm going to try some airbags behind it.
     

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  10. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    ROFLROFLROFL,well that's one solution I hadn't thought of. The pilot bushing does taper so as long as the snout of the converter was in good shape, it should just slide in, as you need it too and it is being a PITA, because it wants to. I hope you figure out W T F is holding it up and let us know! :thumb:
     

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