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Jeremy, Certified Truck/Bus Technician
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I have a ford f700 with an allison at545 my teeth on the

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I have a ford f700 with an allison at545 my teeth on the flex plate are bad so i'm removing the transmission and torque converter and the head of the bolts holding the torque converter are facing the engine but non of the holes in the bell housing line up with the bolts just teeth on the flex plate including the starter how should I go about removing them?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Removing the starter did not allow access? What is the engine? No plate to be removed on the bell housing of the engine?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It has a 5.9 Cummings and where the starter is the bolts are half in the bell housing with not enough clearance for them to be unscrewed and the plugs open to where the teeth are not far enough to unscrew the bolts
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Let me opt out. I never pulled one on the Cummins. Sorry.

Expert:  Jeremy replied 9 months ago.

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If this is on the style setup that I am thinking of, I had to use 2 swivels to get to the bolts and a 12 point 10mm socket. I did the top bolt from the top of the engine and reaching down, then the rest from the bottom. I have long arms to be able to reach.


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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
These are the only 2 places I can see a bolt one is the starter the big hole and the other is the access port you unscrew at the bottom but the bottom one is skinny enough I can't get my wrenches in it and the other the bell housing is to close to the bolt it doesn't have room to unscrew

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