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I am putting engines (1.9)in 2 95 escort wagons for my kids. I can't get the damn torque converters to line up with the holes!! Is there a trick that I am missing here? I have NEVER experienced this before! The converter seems to jam up and the motor wont turn over. The converters have 4 studs in them to match the 4 holes in the flexplate. Anyone? Please?

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Rich Long on 2/12/02 11:10pm ]</font>
 

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On my Cleveland I had that problem. I was using an AfterMarket TQ Converter on a stock flywheel, and the holes did not line up. If you're using an agter market converter, and the holes DONT line up, maybe look into a differant fly wheel? That is what I had to do, sure as **** there were 2 differant flywheels for my motor. Hope it Helped!

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make sure there isnt a drain plug on the face of the converter that is hitting the flywheel. On many cars the drain plug must line up and come through a hole in the flexplate, otherwise it will all bind and bow the flexplate out.
 

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Yes, so far I am leaning towards the none engagement thought. I figure that when I was jousting with the motor the converter slipped down a bit and got sideways. I won't even discuss the broken off stud for the x-member. Damn mazda Ford wannabe.
 
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