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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010 Thread Starter
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Transmission A4LD Torque Converter

I saw a thread a while back about how to mate a tranny (A4LD) to a 2.3l N/A engine - if anybody can send me the link i would appreciate it - ( I have searched for two days - no dice)
On second hand - you can just respond with the process!
Here is some background info - took A4LD and engine out of the car - engine head had 8 cracks = junk, got another 2.3l of the same year ,tranny was slipping and doing bad things - I totally rebuilt that and changed the torques converter.
Now its time to put the two together.
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so your trying to mate a A4LD to a 2.3 right? what did it come out of and whats it going in? as for the A4LD came stock in the mustangs with the 2.3. so there should be no problem to mate that trans to another 2.3 once so ever.

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Same 2.3L - I just need to know an easy way of mating the tranny to the engine!
Do you put the torque converter on the engine first and then bring in the tranny or vice versa?
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No, No, No. Put the torque convertor in the trans. Make sure if have not done it already replace from seal and lubricate with trans fluid. There is a setback for the torque convertor. Straight edge across trans and so far in. Make sure it stays that way. Best way is motor pointing down on trans side and front of trans up. That way torque convertor will not slip forward. If put on flexplate 1st Pump in trans will be toast. Should just slide together if have to use bolts to pull together something is wrong. Maurice

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Yeah, flex plate bolted to the crank, torque converter slid all the way in tans, put the engine and trans together. If you have to force trans onto engine then torque converter is not all the way into trans. If you force it you will mess the trans up. Torque converter should be able to spin freely once the two are together. Then put in flex plate to torque converter bolts.

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Thanks thats what i needed!
How much tranny fluid to put in the torque converter and tranny?
I am thinking 7quarts over all - 2quarts in the Torque Converter and 5 in the A4LD
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