I am replacing the transmission and I have it in to within 1 1/4″ and it won’t go any further. I’ve turned the u-joint and the flywheel and it won’t go in. I have 4 bolts in and can’t pull it in anymore.
Couple of reasons for this:
- Pilot bearing, if equipped, is not lined up right
- The Torque converter is not properly seated all the way.
- Transmission is not lined up and binding. (WIGGLE IT)
The most common reason is the torque converter not being installed correctly. The converter needs to be push in, then twisted and push in one more notch. So you would hear a cluck when you first slide the torque converter in. While continuing to apply pressure spin the converter till it clucks once more.
A quick way to make sure is to note that the converter sets far back inside the bell housing once inserted.