2005 Ford F-150 XLT 8 Cyl 5.40L
Transmissions & Drivetrains
How to rotate the engine to access the torque converter / flexplate studs?
Have replaced the flexplate due to damaged teeth, and have been able to install and torque only two (2) of the four (4) flexplate-to-torque converter nuts. Problem is, now I'm unable to rotate the engine by hand - using a 17mm 1/2" drive short socket on the crankshaft pulley bolt - as I did previously. It feels as if the engine will not turn by hand due to a slight glaze inside the cylinder walls - or some other restriction.