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Just bought a very clean GC with a seized 4.0. Can I remove engine complete with torque converter? Can't get to the flex plate bolts.

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Re: torque converter?

I don't see why not. It will make a mess.
Or if you can pull it with trans attached then strip it
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Re: torque converter?

Assume the reason you can't access the converter bolts is because engine is seized?

With the converter still attached, I doubt you'll have room to move the engine far enough forward to disengage the trans input shaft and clear the bell housing, before lifting. You'd certainly risk damaging the converter, flex plate, and much more.

It may be easier to pull the engine and trans together and then separate, but you could also drop the oil pan and do what's necessary to be able to rotate the crank.


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Re: torque converter?

Like said above, the 4.0 is an easy engine to work around. I would go ahead and pull the head off and drop the oil pan and start knocking the pistons out until the engine will turn. The inline 6 is a tight fit and with the converter still bolted to the flexplate would be rough to get out for sure. I bought a 2000 grand cherokee a couple years back with a locked up 4.7 V8 and it was a pretty good job pulling it apart and getting it to turn. It had 6 bad rod's in it, one of the worst bottom ends I have ever taken apart.
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Just bought a very clean GC with a seized 4.0. Can I remove engine complete with torque converter? Can't get to the flex plate bolts.
I pulled my 4.7, trans and transfer case all out at once in my gravel driveway alone. So I don't see why you couldn't, just be careful.
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