torque converter ? - Jeep Cherokee Forum
Jeep Cherokee Forum


torque converter ?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-20-2009, 11:25 AM   #1
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
98_cherokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4

View 98_cherokee's Photo Album My Photos
Default torque converter ?

I have a 98 Cherokee auto 2 wheel drive l6, and have some problems with noise coming from flexplate torque converter area ( like a clicking rattle ). the truck drives fine shifts great. i dropped the tranny and got the converter off to check the flexplate and everything is fine not cracked / loose. my question is when i shake the converter in my hands is it supposed move around inside there?? seems very loose and has alot of play in side. if the converter is bad can i just get another one? thx for any help.

Last edited by 98_cherokee; 07-20-2009 at 12:37 PM.
98_cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
Seasoned Member
 
tkdtim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 322

View tkdtim's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I have a torque converter laying out at home from an AW4, if someone doesn't chime in with an answer I'll shake it and let you know when I get home from work.
tkdtim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 04:18 PM   #3
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
98_cherokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4

View 98_cherokee's Photo Album My Photos
Default thx

thx.heres my flex plate just in case any one was wondering looks fine no cracks

98_cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
CF Veteran
 
fantic238's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,383

View fantic238's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Did u check for metal powder in the fluid? The torque converter has the rotor opposed to the stator holded by the shaft, it should have some axial play but not radial.
fantic238 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
CF Veteran
 
5-90's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,015

View 5-90's Photo Album My Photos
Default

There will be some sideplay (the rotor and turbine are retained on the nested input shafts,) but not much - just enough to rattle when loose. It should not be loose when mounted. This is common to most torque converters - there are three fluid elements (stator, rotor, and turbine) with only one fixed to the case (the stator.)

However, when the TC is mounted, there should only be a little backlash between the splines on the nested input shafts and the rotor and turbine - that's it.

I usually advise checking flexplate noises with a longish screwdriver and a small, bright flashlight. You gently prise the flexplate away from the block while you're looking up there (in about six places around the circumference) and look for the cracks - it's more reliable to check that way.
5-90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2009, 08:01 AM   #6
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
98_cherokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4

View 98_cherokee's Photo Album My Photos
Default thanks

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5-90 View Post
I usually advise checking flexplate noises with a longish screwdriver and a small, bright flashlight. You gently prise the flexplate away from the block while you're looking up there (in about six places around the circumference) and look for the cracks - it's more reliable to check that way.
ive checked it on and off the truck and its not cracked i guess ill put it back together and see whats doin.
98_cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 01:29 PM   #7
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
98_cherokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 4

View 98_cherokee's Photo Album My Photos
Default if any one cares.....

i got it back together with all new seals gaskest filters ( found some metal shavings at the bottom of tranny pan) AND NO NOISE LOL i have no idea what it was....but its not doing it
98_cherokee is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skyhunter Paco182 Jeep Builds 14 12-27-2016 07:52 PM
Dana 30 Pinion Bearing Replacement, outer SteveMongr Cherokee Chat 6 10-22-2015 11:05 PM
Trans or Torque Converter Slip? Raney120 OEM Cherokee Technical. All factory issues and info go here! 22 10-16-2015 12:27 PM
AX15 to Aw4 swap Cherospeed99 Modified Cherokee Tech 9 10-07-2015 10:34 PM
Loose seat hinge TNXJsleeper OEM Cherokee Technical. All factory issues and info go here! 1 10-02-2015 09:04 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.