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Old 12-03-2006, 08:27 PM   #21
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Just talked to Andrew briefly, they got the tranny on right this time. Turns out they didn't quite have it seated all the way. That thing goes into the bell pretty deep. Now he just has to get the suspension back together...
Most of it was still on there, but both struts were off of the ball joints, and both axles were removed. Don't see a reason for it to not be done tonight.

They haven't called me for help either. I'm in homework hell though..
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Suspension is easy, one man job. He should have it together and running by now.
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woo hoo!

can i get a round of applause for travis and jason... travis drove 3 hours showed up yesterday around 3pm, and we worked on it nonstop until 1am... woke up at 10am and got back into it... we started to get really frustrated since we had put the tranny in position 4 times without it work... turns out we didnt have the TC in far enough, so i called my dad and he said he would come over and help... about 10 min before he showed up, we got it... so he wasnt exactly thrilled when he got there to find the trans in


here is pics of the broken flexplate, pretty clean sheer huh?

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here is how n00b'* drop a tranny... literally.. (yes we didnt know what we were doing and didnt take the TC with the tranny when we removed it the first time
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any who, after travis left this afternoon i kept workin on the suspension... everyhing went really nice, and there was 1 other person here to help hold the brakes when i was tightening the hub nuts...

i just had it on the road, and it works perfect, truely amazing

the motor does have an intermediate belt squeak, but that must just be some oil on the belts..

thanks all!!! the van lives for another day, and i even wrote it on the roof to remember
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Ah, things become clearer. Yeah you gotta leave the TC in there, or nothing lines up. I should thunka that earlier.
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Ah, things become clearer. Yeah you gotta leave the TC in there, or nothing lines up. I should thunka that earlier.
no thats was only the first time... all the other times we had it correct, well, at least the order
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Glad it'* fixed, wish I could've been more help, but there'* just too much damn homework... Most of my teachers saved a lot for this last week, one saved about 75% of the class for this week.

And I still think all the cold air making MAD TORKS YO cause the engine to just rip through the old flexplate. /sarcasm..
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How did the rear main seal look? I've seen a number of Chryslers (Neons and Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus were notorious for this) with a rear main seal that backs out and rubs into -- and eventually through -- the flexplate.
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How did the rear main seal look? I've seen a number of Chryslers (Neons and Breeze/Cirrus/Stratus were notorious for this) with a rear main seal that backs out and rubs into -- and eventually through -- the flexplate.
I can't say I recall that happening with the 2.2/2.5'*, but I kinda hope he replaced it anyway.... they are problematic, and especially considering how easy it would have been to do at the time.... if they didn't as long as it isn't leaking right off the bat after reassembly he should be in good shape for a while.
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Andrew and I are so good at this now, the next one will only take a couple hours.
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