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 Post subject: Loose Tourque Converter
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:15 pm 
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Had a real bad noise in my EF wag.
Sounded like the motor was lunching itself1
Turned out to be 3 of the 4 bolts on the tourqe converter were loose!

Q. 1--------How common is this?

Q. 2--------Would there be any other damage?

Q. 3--------Should I locktight em?

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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:28 pm 
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Q1, I had the same thing a few years ago, only on idle, could not diagnose it, took it to ford and without looking he said TC bolts loose, so I would say Common.

Q2, I doubt it until they come loose enough to fall out.

Q3, I torqued them up and never had another problem but it can't hurt.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Loose Tourque Converter
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:31 pm 
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eskimo wrote:
Had a real bad noise in my EF wag.
Sounded like the motor was lunching itself1
Turned out to be 3 of the 4 bolts on the tourqe converter were loose!

Q. 1--------How common is this?

Q. 2--------Would there be any other damage?

Q. 3--------Should I locktight em?

Cheers guys!
are the threads flogged out?if loose,, use thread locker.they dont normaly come loose if torqued up.are the bolts damaged-may have to replace them.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:37 pm 
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twason wrote:
Q1, I had the same thing a few years ago, only on idle, could not diagnose it, took it to ford and without looking he said TC bolts loose, so I would say Common.

Q2, I doubt it until they come loose enough to fall out.

Q3, I torqued them up and never had another problem but it can't hurt.

Weel you felt my pain twason! :oops:

Took it to a coupla mechanics, they couldn't work it out!
Water pump was rattling too, so I replaced that and the timing chain, had the transmission serviced, ran it without the fan belt for a few minutes and worked it out my own bloody self.
Gotta find a good FORD mechanic in the Newcastle area!
Anyone know one?
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 Post subject: Re: Loose Tourque Converter
Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:42 pm 
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hans hartman wrote:
eskimo wrote:
Had a real bad noise in my EF wag.
Sounded like the motor was lunching itself1
Turned out to be 3 of the 4 bolts on the tourqe converter were loose!

Q. 1--------How common is this?

Q. 2--------Would there be any other damage?

Q. 3--------Should I locktight em?

Cheers guys!
are the threads flogged out?if loose,, use thread locker.they dont normaly come loose if torqued up.are the bolts damaged-may have to replace them.

They were each about Half to 3/4 turn loose!
Tourqed em up with a lump of wood, :oops: went up nice and tight!
Might get it up on a hoist and replace the bolts to be sure!
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Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:13 pm 
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Me too. They wont fall out tho' as the engine plate is too close. Took me a while to diagnose it tho as well :lol:
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