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Old 09-11-2017, 06:28 PM   #1
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transmission woes

Was driving home today, going up a small hill and I heard a loud bang and then it would barely move (I was able to get it off the road into a parking lot). Any ideas? Torque converter? If so, I wonder what I'm looking at to get it fixed?
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:07 AM   #2
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Re: transmission woes

Which transmission? Does the truck barely move in all the gears? Any noises after the initial bang?
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:15 AM   #3
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Was driving home today, going up a small hill and I heard a loud bang and then it would barely move (I was able to get it off the road into a parking lot). Any ideas? Torque converter? If so, I wonder what I'm looking at to get it fixed?
I once had a 700R4 that did that. That was the end of it.
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:34 AM   #4
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Re: transmission woes

Whatever it is it can be good. I was driving my dads truck in high school and the transmission went out. Something similar to what you describe happened and it was the end of that one as well.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:21 AM   #5
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Which transmission? Does the truck barely move in all the gears? Any noises after the initial bang?
TH350 (I think, it came with the 305 and the previous owner put a 350 crate motor in it). It does move, barely, in both reverse and drive.

edited to add there was no more noise after the initial bang.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:12 PM   #6
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Re: transmission woes

Sounds like it's time to get an assessment at a trans shop.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:29 PM   #7
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Sounds like it's time to get an assessment at a trans shop.
It's there now. Hopefully it won't be too tragic.
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