8HP70 access/inspection plate?

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  1. chrisbh17

    chrisbh17 Senior Member

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    Curious - is there an inspection or access plate on the RAM 1500 with 8HP70? Something that you can remove to see the torque converter/mounting bolts (like old school transmissions)

    Wondering if a rattle noise I hear under acceleration could be a loose TC but dont see much in the service manual about inspecting the TC without removing the whole trans.

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    There is a front plate under the convertor that you can remove.It's easy to remove if your only 2wheel drive,a little more difficult to remove if your truck is a 4X4,but still removable.You have to pull it to get to the convertor bolts if you're pulling the tranny,with it out of the way you can get to the convertor bolts.There's 3 pairs of bolts on the convertor.
     
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    Is it behind the starter? I did find a reference to removing the starter to get to the torque converter bolts, still nothing about an access plate (Im guessing the starter *is* essentially the access plate?)
     

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