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    Question replacing torque converter

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    Hello,

    I am getting the error codes for the infamous torque converter failing. I have decided to get a one from 517trans. I have been seaching on here for a couple of days now and I was wondering if anyone knew of a write up that explains how to drop the tranny and replace the torque converter.
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    Do you have a lift? If you do, I can send you over some detailed instructions on what needs to be done. If not, pull the motor and trans together, then split outside the car. You need plenty of clearance under the vehicle if you planning on leaving the motor in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nothing77 View Post
    Do you have a lift? If you do, I can send you over some detailed instructions on what needs to be done. If not, pull the motor and trans together, then split outside the car. You need plenty of clearance under the vehicle if you planning on leaving the motor in.
    I have a full car lift and a transmission Jack and stand and every tool u can think of.
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    I'm dealing with the same 17125 code in my '03 A6 3.0 and am figuring to replace it myself. If anyone has done it and can lend a hand with feedback and advice, I'd appreciate it. So far it's acting normally, and the CEL is coming on/off by itself. I thought the timing belt job was painful, this procedure looks to make that look like an oil change....
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    yo im having the same problems but i dont have a lift ive thought of renting one from the local tool rental company but i would like info on how to take the tranny down hit me if you have any info thanks

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    Established Member Two Rings BrianINF's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dicanA6tt View Post
    yo im having the same problems but i dont have a lift ive thought of renting one from the local tool rental company but i would like info on how to take the tranny down hit me if you have any info thanks
    This is a PM that was sent to me on how to tackle the tranny I hope it can help you.
    So here is a quick low down on what you need to do

    1- remove exhaust cat back
    2- unbolt rear propshaft
    3- reach over top of the propshaft and remove clips from trans shifter cable, 1 clip is inside the box going to the actual shifter, the other keeps the cable clipped into the box
    4- remove front axles and heatshields
    5- undo tip wiring harness(front of trans)
    6- remove vehicle speed sensor (drivers side CV flange)
    7-remove RPM sensor(top of drivers side transmission, on the bell, held in with M8 bolt)
    8- remove alternator, then starter
    9- remove nuts from motor mounts, remove bolts from trans mounts
    10- unbolt all trans/motor housing bolts that you can access, you will need to lift the from of the motor slightly to get access to a couple of them, that is why you undid the motor mounts. At this point a trans jack under the trans is necessary.
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    Get a 24" 3/8" drive extension with a wobble joint on the end of it to get the exhaust loose at the precats. Prepare to want to kill yourself during the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onyrmom View Post
    Get a 24' 3/8" drive extension with a wobble joint on the end of it to get the exhaust loose at the precats. Prepare to want to kill yourself during the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stampy View Post
    hahaha
    Hey, I did it without a lift. But I needed therapy afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianINF View Post
    This is a PM that was sent to me on how to tackle the tranny I hope it can help you.
    So here is a quick low down on what you need to do

    1- remove exhaust cat back
    2- unbolt rear propshaft
    3- reach over top of the propshaft and remove clips from trans shifter cable, 1 clip is inside the box going to the actual shifter, the other keeps the cable clipped into the box
    4- remove front axles and heatshields
    5- undo tip wiring harness(front of trans)
    6- remove vehicle speed sensor (drivers side CV flange)
    7-remove RPM sensor(top of drivers side transmission, on the bell, held in with M8 bolt)
    8- remove alternator, then starter
    9- remove nuts from motor mounts, remove bolts from trans mounts
    10- unbolt all trans/motor housing bolts that you can access, you will need to lift the from of the motor slightly to get access to a couple of them, that is why you undid the motor mounts. At this point a trans jack under the trans is necessary.
    Very close but, with this list ALOT more work is not needed, that is not necessary
    3. detach the shift cable at the transmission selector lever ON the transmission itself. It's a ball and socket set up.
    8. Before any attempt is made to remove the starter and alternator, look to see there is an access hole at the bottom of the bellhousing where a T55 socket can be inserted to remove the torque converter bolts. This way the starter and alternator does not need to be removed.

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    How big of a job is this? I don't have a lift. I've done the timing belt a couple of times (damn leaking thermostat) so I'm not a complete idiot, but I worry about this kind of work w/o a lift of transmission jack. How much clearance is required? Would putting all four wheels on ramps be enough?

    Thank you.

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    Re: replacing torque converter

    I did a swap from auto to manual with my friend, middle of winter, in the driveway with the car on jackstands. Not impossible, just really not fun sliding under the car everytime. Tiring as shit...

    But the job is manageable if you're capable. You said you have every tool so I assume you're experienced...

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    What size jackstands do you need to remove tip trans? Are they standard ones you can buy anywhere?

    I blew my tip so I want to go 6 speed.

    And is it really feasible to do A 6 spd swap without pulling motor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brens View Post
    I did a swap from auto to manual with my friend, middle of winter, in the driveway with the car on jackstands. Not impossible, just really not fun sliding under the car everytime. Tiring as shit...

    But the job is manageable if you're capable. You said you have every tool so I assume you're experienced...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griecos4 View Post

    And is it really feasible to do A 6 spd swap without pulling motor?

    Never done it, but from what I've learned from experience....no. Just.... No.

    As far as jackstands, they just support the car, so...nothing super fancy is required. Just stay away from 2x4's and chunks of wood, etc..
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