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Old 03-17-2011, 05:47 PM   #1
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Weird ticking noise after auto trans removal and install

Hey Jeepers, just got done relocating the vent on my rh32. I reinstalled the trans and filled the transmission back up with fluid. I started it up and it's making this ticking noise at a constant pace only when I am out of park. I got under the jeep to see what was going on and I'm thinking it is the torque converter but have never delt with one before. I checked the fluid levels again and brought them up to max. It actually stopped yesterday after it ran for a while but today after driving for about 10 mom, it is back. Any thoughts? On a side note, I did not remove the torque converter during this install.

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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Did you have trouble stabbing the trans input shaft back into the converter?

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Old 03-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #3
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Ya I did but after juggling it a bit, I got it back in
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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Hey Jeepers, just got done relocating the vent on my rh32. I reinstalled the trans and filled the transmission back up with fluid. I started it up and it's making this ticking noise at a constant pace only when I am out of park. I got under the jeep to see what was going on and I'm thinking it is the torque converter but have never delt with one before. I checked the fluid levels again and brought them up to max. It actually stopped yesterday after it ran for a while but today after driving for about 10 mom, it is back. Any thoughts? On a side note, I did not remove the torque converter during this install.
what do you mean by you did not remove convertor /it must be indexed to the trans pump before instalation so after the bell housing is bolted up the convertor should still turn if this is not the case you will ruin the pump
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:25 PM   #5
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Ok, what would my next coarse of action be? I have never delt with a torque converter. It was bolted to the flex plate so I didn't think I needed to remove it or 'index it'. I honestly don't even know how to do so. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:19 PM   #6
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Ok, I think I've figured it out. I believe I need to re-seat the torque converter onto the transmission. Can I do this without taking the whole trans back off?
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:22 PM   #7
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i am afraid you may /will have to pull the tranny again because the convertor needs to index the input shaft ,stator support and the pump if the pump is not in there will be no clearence between the convertor and the flex plate which means the pump gear is locked between the end of the convertor hub and the pump housing so it wont last long and you will be replacing the pump .you could undo the convertor bolts from the flex plate and see if it will move back and forth .if not means its jambed and must come out (sorry)
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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how would I know if the pump were bad? I dont want to pull the damn thing just to have the pump already bad and need to pull it again lol.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:46 PM   #9
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you could look in the end with a real bright light and look for a cracked inner gear which you can move around a bit with a long skinny screwdriver
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:34 PM   #10
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Hey Jeepers, just got done relocating the vent on my rh32. I reinstalled the trans and filled the transmission back up with fluid. I started it up and it's making this ticking noise at a constant pace only when I am out of park. I got under the jeep to see what was going on and I'm thinking it is the torque converter but have never delt with one before. I checked the fluid levels again and brought them up to max. It actually stopped yesterday after it ran for a while but today after driving for about 10 mom, it is back. Any thoughts? On a side note, I did not remove the torque converter during this install.
sounds like the flex plate is cracked . ALWAYS pull the torque contverter off , when installing the torque converter push and turn it and you will feel it pop into place and a deep click sound
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Ok, I think I've figured it out. I believe I need to re-seat the torque converter onto the transmission. Can I do this without taking the whole trans back off?
loosen all the bolts on the trans and try turning it until it pops back in if you still hear it click you broke the flex plate , remove the trans and replace the flex plate
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #12
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Update: I pulled the trans out, reseated the torque converter. Now it still makes the noise AND it has trouble starting an it is idling really roughly. WTF is going on?! I feel so helpless and it's nice and I just wanna drive my jeep!
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:35 PM   #13
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U got the proper clearance on the CKP? It's not damaged is it? I screwed my pump and TC up when I didn't have it seated in right. It broke the pump impeller into 4 pieces and scared the TC hub. $1400 later, I learned to double check and make sure ur TC is seated properly. The good news is that I did this on my diesel truck and not a jeep. Depending on how they seat together, u might be ok. I haven't pulled the TC out of a 32RH b4, so I'm not 100% sure. Good luck with it.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:29 PM   #14
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Update: I pulled the trans out, reseated the torque converter. Now it still makes the noise AND it has trouble starting an it is idling really roughly. WTF is going on?! I feel so helpless and it's nice and I just wanna drive my jeep!
how did the flex plate look ? rough idle ? check for a vacuum hose may have fallen off

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