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ok so now i'm really confused. i can't figure out how to unbolt my driveplate from my torque converter. i dropped the only inspection plate i can find on the transmission, and it just shows you the bottom of the torque converter and flex plate, and there is NO ROOM in there to get to bolts to remove them. hell can't even see the bolts.
the hanes manual i have shows a much larger plate, on the engine side of the bell housing, and i felt around and looked, but no such thing exists on my tranny. oh it's a triple disk converter. so how on earth do i unhook it?
also how do i remove the driveshaft? maybe i'm dumb, but i removed the pinion straps, but can't figure out how you drop the rear of the drive shaft, or do i just need to do some prying?
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4
1997 Dode Ram 3500 4x4. Has to be mostly slow and free because all the money went into the 2500
Last edited by nick112207; 09-07-2010 at 05:44 PM.
To get to the torque converter bolts you have to turn the engine over to get to each bolt. Can use a barring tool if you have one, but a long screwdriver works good too. Just stick it up between the torque converter and your flex plate and turn it until you can get to a bolt. Remove said bolt. Then do it again until you have them all out.
For the drive shaft, just take out the bolts that attach it to the pinion yoke, then just slide the slip yoke out of the transfer case. If you have an extended cab or bigger you need to take the carrier bearing mount down too.
Do you mean that the ujoint isnt coming out of the yoke when you unbolt it?
OK, I can only tell you about my 96 just R&Red my trans and TC. There is a small access hole w/a cover held on w/two small bolts, I couldn't find it at first ether, so keep looking. And it is not a large hole.
you cant get them out by pulling the starter its a waste of time, there is a plate on the passager side, i use a flat head screwdriver between the flexplate teeth and bell housing to turn the tc around, as for the rear drive shaft you dont have to unbolt it form the axle, you can drop the bearing carrier and slip the drive shaft out the back of the trans-some times its a bit fussy but its faster than taking the whole thing off
if you still cant find that plate i can run out and take a pic of mine as my tranny is out right now
95 cummins, 5x12s, 181 dvs, 2095 rack plug, 18*, intake, exhaust, no plate, afc mods, triple disk-billet trans, custom exhaust port and polish, 4gsk, he351vgt in the works
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