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Old 01-31-2011, 02:29 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by Nervous View Post
Very useful write-up, thank you a lot! Even though I am not going to swap my step by manual in the nearest future, this write up is still useful as DIY for rear main seal or auto trans removal.

I have a question, tho:

What is the point of removing these bolts? Am I correct, these bolts fix torque converter to the flywheel?
Correct. The TC stays with the trans and the flywheel stays with the engine, so those 3 bolts must be removed.
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