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Old 07-20-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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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.

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

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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