Commander 4WD V8-4.7L VIN N (2006)
Torque Converter: Service and Repair
1. Remove transmission and torque converter from vehicle.
2. Place a suitable drain pan under the converter housing end of the transmission.
CAUTION: Verify that transmission is secure on the lifting device or work surface, the center of gravity of the transmission will shift when the
torque converter is removed creating an unstable condition. The torque converter is a heavy unit. Use caution when separating the torque converter
from the transmission.
3. Pull the torque converter forward until the center hub clears the oil pump seal.
4. Separate the torque converter from the transmission.
NOTE: Check converter hub and drive flats for sharp edges, burrs, scratches, or nicks. Polish the hub and flats with 320/400 grit paper or crocus cloth
if necessary. Verify that the converter hub O-ring is properly installed and is free from debris. The hub must be smooth to avoid damaging the pump
seal at installation.
1. Lubricate oil pump seal lip with transmission fluid.
2. Place torque converter in position on transmission.
CAUTION: Do not damage oil pump seal or converter hub O-ring while inserting torque converter into the front of the transmission.
3. Align torque converter to oil pump seal opening.
4. Insert torque converter hub into oil pump.
5. While pushing torque converter inward, rotate converter until converter is fully seated in the oil pump gears.
6. Check converter seating with a scale (1) and straightedge (2). Surface of converter lugs should be at least 13 mm (1/2 inch) to rear of straightedge
when converter is fully seated.
7. If necessary, temporarily secure converter with C-clamp attached to the converter housing.
8. Install the transmission in the vehicle.
9. Fill the transmission with the recommended fluid.