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Ill be getting a torque converter real soon for my truck, and im looking to do the swap myself. Anyone have any online information on where to start or how to do it? Any information would be a huge help!


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A friend and I changed out one on my Ford truck onetime. We jacked the front of the truck high in the front and placed jack stands underneath. We dropped the drive shaft, dropped the trans pan and drained the fluid and replaced it for it to sit on a floor jack with a 2x4 between the jack and the pan. We unhooked the trans lines, electronics, and linkages. Then we took the bolts out of the torque convertor which you have to turn the crank until you get them all out to undo it from the fly wheel. We then unbolted the trans from the motor and lowered the transmission down until we could slide the transmission toward the front of the truck. We pulled out the old torque convertor and replace the front trans seal that goes around the torque convertor. We put two or three quarts of trans fluid in the new convertor if I remember correctly and installed it on the transmission. The main thing here is to make sure the convertor is fully seated on the transmission. It was like it went in some then stopped and we turn it and then it "snapped" in place. Then it was basically everything in reverse order. Changed the filter and a new gasket, added four quarts of trans fluid and fired it up and changed the gears in first, second, reverse, and filled the trans to full mark. That was about it. It was really simple and I saved myself $350.
 
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