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The transmission was then lifted back up. After ensuring that there were no burs or rust in the back of the crank, the greased nose of the converter was slid into it as the trans was moved forward, firmly engaging the dowel pins with the bellhousing as well. The bellhousing bolts were then reinstalled and torqued evenly to 37 lb-ft. After removing the trans jack, the converter lugs and flexplate bolt-holes were aligned and checked for 1/8- to 1/16-inch clearance between the flexplate and lug surfaces to ensure the converter was properly engaged with the crank and the transmission. The supplied bolts were liberally coated with Red Loctite, installed and torqued evenly to 44 lb-ft. All components previously removed, including the starter, exhaust, driveshaft and electrical connectors, were reinstalled with the exception of the front skid plate.