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Burned up another torque converter

 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:38 am    Post subject:  Burned up another torque converter Reply with quote

my torque converter sounds like a cement mixer sometimes ( in first gear slams into second gear) why is my engine damaging torque converters? 3 of them in the last 6-7k miles Sad

i feel kinda sorry for the Transmission shop since they will have to mark this one as a loss Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject:  tor Reply with quote

Not being a transmission guru, I'm guessing the engine is not the problem. Sounds like the tranny has a problem and maybe when other converters were put in the trans was not flushed correctly/completely, or at all. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Or the trans shop keeps installing garbage converters that were not properly rebuilt. GARY

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Or the trans shop keeps installing garbage converters that were not properly rebuilt. GARY


That's what happened to me... they 'removed and inspected' everything in mine and reused the torque converter and it grenaded itself in pretty short order.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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9C3 wrote:
Or the trans shop keeps installing garbage converters that were not properly rebuilt. GARY


That's what happened to me... they 'removed and inspected' everything in mine and reused the torque converter and it grenaded itself in pretty short order.



Problem diagnosis:

DEXRON VI "leaking all out" loss rate of 1/2.qt to 3/4.qt per week



Replaced with DEXRON III compatible fluid. No loss of fluid as of 1 week
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:35 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That doesn't make sense. Why would Dexron 6 leak, & not Dexron 3?. Possibly when the pan came down to drain the 6, the pan was properly sealed this time, so no matter what fluid went in, it would not leak now. That's like saying my car leaks oil if I use 5-30, but if I use 10-40 it doesn't leak. Either way, glad the leak is no more. GARY

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That doesn't make sense. Why would Dexron 6 leak, & not Dexron 3?. Possibly when the pan came down to drain the 6, the pan was properly sealed this time, so no matter what fluid went in, it would not leak now. That's like saying my car leaks oil if I use 5-30, but if I use 10-40 it doesn't leak. Either way, glad the leak is no more. GARY
weird how the Dexron 3 does not leak and the Dexron 6 does.



The reason is GM wants you to blow out the transmission so you have to get a new car.

leak = no fluid = burned out transmission

No money is made from your transmission lasting forever.

My Transmission is from one of these cars where can I find the time stamp?

Buick Century 2002, 2003, 2004
Buick Regal 2002, 2003, 2004
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