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1992 Explorer, seized tranny and fried starter wire

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by Quinn Marsden, January 27, 2018.

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    1. Quinn Marsden

      Quinn Marsden New Member

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      Hello, just swapped a bad tranny out of my 1992 xlt for a good one out of my '91. Finally got the whole thing in the '92, but when I go to start it I just hear a click, I believe from the starter solenoid making the click. I leave the key at the on position and pop the hood only to find smoke coming from the small red wire going to the starter. So I take the starter out and try testing it with a battery charger set to engine start and it turns slowly. I tried turning the engine over with a wrench but it won't budge. Any suggestions on what to do next? I had to use the bolt to suck the tranny up to the engine, did I not seat the splines properly or something?
       
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      you have probably pushed the crankshaft so far forward that the thrust bearing is tying up the crank from turning.
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      I'd replace the starter, and the main power wires to it and the battery. Old age does those parts in eventually.

      I have a spare 93 A4LD, how far are you from TN?
       
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      Thanks, pulled the tranny out again and this time seated the TC onto the tranny first and put it back. Drives like a dream
       
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      I think you were right, took the TC off and seated it into the trans first and then put it back. Now it works perfect. Thanks!
       
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      That sounds kind of common for the V6 transmissions. I'm just pulling my 99 trans to rebuild, and I too plan to stand it up to seat the TC well, lock it in, and then stab it.
       
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      Ya, be sure it "clicks" in like 3 times, I thought I had it but I kept turning and pushing it into the tranny and it went in some more.
       

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