Three long years after starting the rebuild of my 400 and replacing my C6, my '79 Bronco is just a few hours away from firing up... or should I say, *was* almost ready.
Long story short, I was a bit rushed several months back when the day came to install the torque converter and motor, and now that I look at things a bit closer, I'm pretty sure that the torque converter is jammed into the front pump.
With the plugs pulled I can rotate the crank w/ a breaker bar (evidently things aren't bound up *too* badly). But with the flex plate unbolted from the t.c., I'm unable to slide the t.c. back and forth in the trans whatsover, and there is no side-to-side play of the t.c. bolts within the flex plate holes.
Soooooo, now I'm working on pulling the t-case and trans again.
Wouldn't be too big of a deal if not for that fact that spare time to work on my truck is so limited.
Once the trans is out, how do I need to go about determining whether or not the torque converter and/or front pump are damaged? Is there anything else I'll need to inspect, such as checking the flex plate for cracks?
Thanks in advance,