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Can you put fluid into the torgue converter while it is in

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can you put fluid into the torgue converter while it is in the car
JA: Do you have the torque specs?
Customer: c6 in a ford f250
JA: What year is your F250?
Customer: 1988
JA: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: put a rebuild c6 in today and it wiil not drive and i think that is because i did not put fluid in the converter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Can i turn the fly wheel around and the starter out and pot fluid in though the drain plug
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Have you checked the fluid level, engine running in park?

The convertor gets filled by the oil pump, with the engine running.

If the level is correct, then you have another internal problem.

Does it have a factory torque convertor and flexplate?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
how much oil is in a c6 auto
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no i just need a answer
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Generally 13 quarts.

12 to start should have gears, let it warm get the level correct a bit at a time.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
can i put oil in though the drain plug
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Have you got a dipstick tube?

That's where all early trans get filled in vehicle.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i know that but it looks like the new converter is not getting oil
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

The only way that can happen is either the pump is not driven from the convertor, or there some other abnormality.

How far forward did the convertor come to meet with the flexplate?

If it comes to too far forward, then you have no oil pump.

All converters fill from the oil pump.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
same gear box refitted after a complete rebuilt and the converter only move the normal distance
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i worked out in my manual that the box need about 11 lt of oil and i have only put in about 5 lt so far
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

I said 12 - 13 quarts initially.

Get the fluid in there.

You'll burn it up from new with insufficient oil..

Two people, one on the key, one on the dipstick.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thanks i will look at it again tomorrow
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
good night
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

No worries, we'll talk tomorrow after you get some more ATF.

Good night for now.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello again,

How did you go after getting more ATF in the trans?

It has gears now, and the level is correct?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
all ok now that was the problem thanks Laurie
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hi Laurie,

Good to hear.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello again Laurie,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

If you are happy, please rate my service at your nearest convenience.

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Kind regards

Gary