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what tool for unbolting driveplate from torque convertor?

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with the sump in the way there's no obvious method to remove the 4 13mm drive plate bolts to be able to remove the transmission.

do i need a special tool?

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Though I've never messed with an automatic 2002, these "zero offset" wrenches are the bee's knees for all other BMW torque converter bolts. I got mine from Snap-On and they were expensive...but they are absolutely luxurious and a joy to use.

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thanks buddy!

^that back one with the deepest head looks like it may work.

it looks like a swan-neck spanner wouldn't even fit.

next to cutting flat spots onto an old 13mm socket to use a spanner on them, looks like i'll have to buy something or remove the sump to get at these bolts!

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I have brazed an old socket into a cheap end wrench for things like this...

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...no special tool - and oil pan stays on the motor -

but you do need to remove the lower sheet metal shield

between the motor and trans so you can easily

see the 4-bolts - just a regular socket and ratchet

are needed. Give the handle a sharp wrap to loosen.

What you may find stopping you is when the torque

converter rusts solid onto the flex plate. you need to

work at breaking the torque converter free so it

stays in the trans while you pull the trans back and off

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