Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Gilbert, AZ.
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Re: noise from torque converter area?
The torque converter should have been replaced under warrany years back. But more than likely someone/previous owner took Fords word, it's normal, and took the truck back thinking so, so they didn't change it out. The rattleing your hearing is the converter clutch. The noise dissappears when the clutch is locked up(hwy spped) and then will come back once your speed has dropped below 40mph or there about. I'm surprised it has lasted this long, but the only fix would be to drop the trans and replace the converter. There is/was TSB(technical service bulletin) out on this issue many years ago, back in 12-98 and should/could have been fixed on Fords dime. The truck is so much quieter with the rattling gone. Rich
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