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A new torque converter leak test tool has been released. The current leak test tool has been discontinued by the manufacturer. The new tool will be available to all dealers in 1997.
When using the new leak test tool, a new procedure must be followed. Refer to the following Service Procedure and/or the 1997 Service/Workshop Manuals when using the new leak test tool.
NEW TOOL NUMBER
Torque Converter Leak Test Tool and Gasket
Clean the outside surface of the torque converter.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE THE CONVERTER HUB FINISH WHEN INSTALLING THE TOOL.
Install the Torque Converter Leak Test Tool and Gasket (014-R1075) into the converter hub. Figure 1.
Figure 1 - Article 96-24-9
ALWAYS USE PROPER SAFETY PROCEDURES WHILE USING PRESS.
DO NOT DAMAGE THE CONVERTER BY APPLYING EXCESSIVE FORCE FROM THE PRESS. USE ONLY ENOUGH FORCE TO SEAL TOOL INTO THE CONVERTER.
Place the torque converter with the tool installed into press and apply enough force to seal tool into the converter. Figure 2.
Figure 2 - Article 96-24-9
Using clean, dry shop air only, apply air pressure of 552 kPa (80 psi) maximum to the valve on the tool. Refer to Figure 3.
Figure 3 - Article 96-24-9
With air pressure applied to the valve, inspect for any air leaks at the studs, seams and pilot hub. A soap bubble solution may be applied around those areas to aid in diagnosis. If any leaks are present, replace the converter.
Disconnect the air line and release the air pressure from the tool by pulling on the release ring and then slowly releasing the press. Refer to Figure 4.
Figure 4 - Article 96-24-9
Turn the torque converter and tool upside down and reinstall into the press. Repeat Steps 2-6 to check for leaks on the opposite side. Refer to Figure 5.