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Old 07-27-2004, 02:21 AM   #1
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What are the symptoms of a Torque converter going bad?

Not on my truck, but on one of my cars I had noticed a sound that almost sounded like a rod knock, but it seemed to be coming from the trans. The car would go into gear and drive, but it had that knocking sound. Today, I was working on the engine and got it running well, but when I went to drive it, nothing. No forward, no reverse, no knocking. Any suggestions? thanks
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Old 07-27-2004, 02:29 AM   #2
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Check your fluid and your filter.
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Old 07-27-2004, 06:59 AM   #3
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Was it changed lately?I just finished working on a tranny this weekend and we had to put a new torque converter on it to get it to run(they make 2 different splines for the 700r4 by the way),now that we have a new one in it shifts better then it ever did.
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:54 AM   #4
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The Knocking could be a cracked flex plate, very common
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:01 AM   #5
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the first indication that a torque converter is goin bad is:

IT STARTS HOLDIN UP LIQUER STORES !!!
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Old 07-27-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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IT STARTS HOLDIN UP LIQUER STORES !!!



I think we all knew that someone was going to write that.
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Old 07-27-2004, 12:57 PM   #7
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Unbolt The Converter From The Flywheel And Pry It Back Away From The Motor Start It Up If The Knocking Stops It Is The Converter. Dont Let It Run Long Because The Crank Can Rub A Hole In Converter Snout
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Old 07-27-2004, 03:22 PM   #8
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I guess the first step would be to check the trans fluid....Doh!!! All is good now
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I guess the first step would be to check the trans fluid....Doh!!! All is good now


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