install Torque Converter to Flexplate, Bolts, install Starter

Torque Converter to Flexplate Bolts | Starter – Install Video 8

Flexplate to Torque Converter bolts on a GM Truck Vortec LS motor

Flexplate to Torque Converter bolts on a GM Truck Vortec LS motor

This video starts with bolting the torque converter to the flexplate.  However, it is very important to make sure that your torque converter is properly seated in the bellhousing before you do this.  Also,  take the proper measurements to make sure the torque converter is in properly.  ONLY then should you bolt ‘em up together.  I didn’t record this process in the video because, quite honestly, I didn’t know to do it at the time.  It wasn’t until my 3-4 clutch pack went bad in my tranny and I had it rebuilt, did I know this process.  It is detailed in my transmission videos coming soon.

Starter on a GM Truck Vortec LS motor

Starter on a GM Truck Vortec LS motor

It’s easier to do the spinning and bolting with an assistant to turn the crank and expose the bolt holes through the small bellhousing opening.  Note that you might see the bolt hole in the flexplate but it still might not be lined up with the torque converter.  You can open the little metal tab on the bellhousing and spin the torque converter to line it up with the flexplate.  Don’t tighten the first bolt, just get it on there finger tight, spin it, do the second, spin it, do the third.  Then tighten away.

The starter is awkward, heavy, and kinda hard to get in.  Feeding in through the top is easiest, but ONLY if your exhaust manifolds are not in place.  If they are, feed the starter through the bottom.  Make sure to have the little plastic cover in place before installing the starter through the hole.  Otherwise, you won’t be able to get the plastic on there.  Also, DO NOT FORGET TO PLUG IN YOUR CRANK SENSOR PRIOR to installing the starter, that would suck!

Once you get the starter into place, it is only 2 bolts and gets easier from there.  Don’t forget your wiring!

 

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