Re: '03 P71 Crown Victoria transmission R&R
Ran into a little hiccup. I removed the plate and shaft from the transmission where the clutches are to check out what it looked like. It looks good. No metal, clutch material is nice and fresh looking. But I think it has been rebuilt and never even ran since. It has a remanufactured torque converter on it. How can I tell if the torque converter is good? Which one do I use? I clean away the dirt and grime and uncovered a frown face like so :-( spray painted on the back of the tranny where the drive shaft connects(transfer case?). The little fluid in the tranny looks perfect like it was never run. There was a very fine metal powder on the magnet but so fine you couldn't feel grit at all when you rub it between your fingers. Almost like graphite powder. Think I should open it to look further?
I am having trouble getting the clutch plates back in and freely spinning again when the tranny is reassembled. I put the clutch plates back in one by one and they seem to be in right. I replace the plate and shaft, tighten the bolts, and I cannot spin the shaft anymore. What am I missing here?