Touareg: 2007 V6
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: United States
Second Vehicle: 2007 V6
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Help: Input shaft blocking torque converter from seating
Bought a 2007 3.6L with a busted engine (timing chain). After tearing it down, rebuilding the head and swapping out all timing components, I've been beating my head against the wall (don't worry, no literally..) trying to figure out why I can't get the torque converter seated all the way back into the trans.
It came out when I originally pulled the engine. After several hours across two days of trying to get it fully seated, I got the bright idea to measure the clearances and realized that the input shaft is about 1/2" too far out of the trans. Somehow it must've pulled out a little when removing the engine.
Has anybody encountered this when trying to reinstall an engine? If so, how did you get the input shaft all the way back in? I can turn it, and it still seems to be engaged. Also there is no end play on the shaft; doesn't feel like it's coming out and I wouldn't have suspected it did if I didn't measure the clearance inside the torque converter.