Is the flex plate hitting something?
There is a measurement from converter studs/nuts to bell housing bolt holes. To make sure the converter is seated in all the way. I spin the converter, and make sure it goes in twice. Inputshaft, and stator hub/front pump tabs. I usually don't make that measurement just so long I hear/feel it seat twice...spin some more freely, and it's in lower than the bell housing.
As far as damage if it didn't run there's probably no damage. But do check the transmission front seal.
1995 Thunderbird LX 4.6l 97 Headlamps/Hood All Red Tails Muffler/Resonator Delete
2004 Tahoe 5.3 4x4
2008 Acadia Limited AWD
...still looking for a clean, low mileage, rust free 96/97 Thunderbird 4.6
Last edited by rushtonracing; 12-29-2013 at 07:47 PM.