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4.0 torque converter bolts

1970Custom

They call me Spuds
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Middleton, ID
Any tips for getting them off? I can't seem to get a socket on them nor do I have enough room to get two hands in to keep the flexplate from turning...
 
theres a tool just for the flex plate to keep it still and to turn it... the bolts.. use a wrench... thats how ive always dealt with them autos.. crowbars work if you dont have the flexplate tool...
 

Fellro

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Staff member
Through the starter hole? Had to do that many times.
 

CowboyBilly9Mile

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E WA state.
Any tips for getting them off? I can't seem to get a socket on them nor do I have enough room to get two hands in to keep the flexplate from turning...

Success yet?
 

dustybumpers

don't play well w others
6 point shallow socket, and a propane torch.
Some nice, thoughtful person probably put lock tight on them, and you have to heat them a bit to get them broke loose.
 

1970Custom

They call me Spuds
14,107
447
Middleton, ID
Yeah, I got them, two clicks at a time... They appear to be steel lock nuts...

Was ready to start pulling bell housing bolts and the cross member when I realized that my transmission jack was here at home and not at my dad's shop...
 

CowboyBilly9Mile

Charter Member
7,112
416
E WA state.
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