crysler neon auto box locks up solid

Asked by Mar 21, 2010 at 10:16 AM about the 1998 Chrysler Neon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have took auto box off flywheel ect to renew main seal but when i try to refit the box it locks solid is there any special requirments for refitting the box as i have took it off at least 6 times now to see if the flywheel goes the opposite way ? but last 1/4 inch tightening box locks it solid.

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Stop! If you keep tightening it, you destroy something. You need to get auto on floor and remove torque convertor. Have an inspection of the lugs and the surfaces. If ok, then install convertor (new seal optional, but advisable). The convertor has to go in all the way. It's s/ts a mission, but rotate it and persevere. Then the trans should fit up flush without pulling it up on the bolts. If you can turn the convertor with a screwdriver when auto bolted up, you're ok. Good luck, and let's hope you ain't damaged the pump. You've prob sorted it by now, but I've only just signed up. Paul.

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