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1993 Volvo 940 Question: detaching engine from tranny

 

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Visitor, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, Hawthorne, CA, March 28, 2011, 16:38

I have removed everything possible in order to pull out engine to replace oil pan. I can't seem to pull off the tranny from the engine. Is there any bolts in the inside? I used the cherry picker and pulled too hard i think it still doesn't come out and now i have atf all over the place

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, March 28, 2011, 17:11
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    Did you remove the bolts from the torque converter? It attaches to the flywheel or drive plate to the transmission. 3 or 4 bolts can be removed from inspection cover or remoce starter and remove then throgh the starter hole.

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    Visitor, March 28, 2011, 18:20

    I removed the bolts from the torque converter but it came out together with the engine! Dunno what to do about it... will not go back in with the engine...

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    ZeeTech March 28, 2011, 21:22
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    Well, you don't need to remove the engine to get the oil pan gasket replaced, only raise it and lower the suspension. I have done quite a lot. Volvo even sells a 2 piece gasket witch could be attached together like a puzzle.
    Anyway, I hope you did not damage the transmission pump.
    You need to install the torque converter into the transmission, but inspect the front seal first, make sure it's still OK, if not you need to replace it. Seat the converter ALL THE WAY into the transmission before you install the engine. I hope you did not remove the flywheel with the pulse ring without marking the position. If you did - you are in a big trouble.
    I'd strongly suggest to replace the rear main seal and the seal housing gasket also, since the engine is out already, BUT make sure to mark the pulse ring position. The best way if you set the front crank pulley to the TDC position than note and mark the ring's position. It is very important.
    When you are re-installing the engine, be careful not to damage the ring in any way and don't break the distributor.

    Zee

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