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torque converter install problems

Discussion in 'Explorer & Ranger Transmissions, Transfer Cases, &' started by daves97sport, March 22, 2010.

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      Using vice grips isn't as bad as it sounds the splines are hard and light taping on the underside should loosen the shaft, just don't get severe. If it comes loose by rotating this is better of course. A lot depends on how hard it was jammed in there.
       
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      All the info you guys posted really helped with the shaft problem. Question I have is now that trans is installed I am getting extreme vibration from the trans at low rpm and not as bad with high rpm. Is is possible that the trans I installed could have been sitting for a long period causing a sludge to build up in the TC thus causing the vibration. Any help would be appreciated, Thanks
       
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      Hey Einstein, welcome to the site. If your TQ had that much crap in it you will have more serious problems shortly with the transmission itself. That's why you never reuse a TQ that was on a transmission that grenades itself, the metallic particles from the old transmission will wreck your new one.

      If it isn't your drive shaft I'm not sure what to tell you. It may be an internal issue with the replacement transmission. Hopefully the others will be able to help.
       
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      I did use the TQ that came with the new/used trans. Thats why I was curious if it had been sitting around for a while before I got it if the fluid in the TQ could solidify to one side thus causing the vibration while spinning. Should I use the old TQ as I only lost reverse/forward worked. Thanks for the help
       
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      I would be surprised if it were your torque converter. If you do think that it might be worth getting a rebuilt. For the money, it will rule out that as your problem. I wouldn't use the old one if there is crap in it.
       
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      For anyone else reading this post for a solution, it's super easy. Put vice grips on center shaft and pull it out. You may tap vice grips with hammer to free it. Then put it back in. The oil left in keeps it from returning to it's seat. Put in and turn until it drops in place so only splines are showing. A lot of trouble for a simple solution.
       

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