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Old 04-25-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Torque Converter??

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I have a 98 Wrangler Sport with the 2.4L 4 cylinder automatic trans. It does not shift into gear and it makes a loud whine when I go through the gears. Since this happened when I try and start it, it does not want to start at all but it does after a few seconds. Multiple people have told me it's the torque converter and I just want to be sure before spending the money on something I may not need. Any input would be great!!
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Have you properly checked the ATF level with the engine running?

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Is the engine turning and just not starting? Was it only whining when switching gears or was it whining the whole time it was running?
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It sounds more like the pump than the converter. I would drop the pan, change the filter and do a full flush on the fluid asap. The longer you wait, the more crud will build up in the trans and fry other parts. Sometimes when the trans is "flushed" by those crappy machines it ends up clogging the filter. It might not be the solution, but it fixed issues that my customers (and myself) have had, and it's always a good idea to do a proper flush (engine on, pump out the bad fluid until it comes out clean). I'm sure there is a decent flush procedure here somewhere where you unhook the return line from the radiator.
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It sounds more like the pump than the converter. I would drop the pan, change the filter and do a full flush on the fluid asap. The longer you wait, the more crud will build up in the trans and fry other parts. Sometimes when the trans is "flushed" by those crappy machines it ends up clogging the filter. It might not be the solution, but it fixed issues that my customers (and myself) have had, and it's always a good idea to do a proper flush (engine on, pump out the bad fluid until it comes out clean). I'm sure there is a decent flush procedure here somewhere where you unhook the return line from the radiator.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tran...er-120379.html

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-a...ush-99115.html

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