What are the symptoms of a loose torque converter bolt?
When the torque converter starts malfunctioning, you may feel shuddering and even slipping in overdrive. You usually notice your car shuddering because it feels like it’s vibrating. Your car will vibrate even when you’re not going very fast. The shuddering makes the car lag and is very noticeable.
What is a Flexplate do?
Basically a flywheel or flex plate is the round metal disc shaped component that transfers power from the engine to the transmission. The flex plate bolts to the engine crank shaft and to the torque converter of your automatic transmission.
What kind of sound does a bad torque converter make?
Whining or rattling noise: Likewise, when a vehicle torque converter fails, the car will give a bad torque converter noise–a whining or whining sounds like a power steering pump with little or no fluid in it.
What does a bad torque converter sound like?
When a torque converter goes bad, there are many different kinds of noises that can be made. First, there may be a whining noise that sounds like a power-steering pump with little fluid in it. When this mechanism goes bad, a rattling noise can be heard. This noise might not be so loud when the vehicle’s in park.
Is my flexplate bad?
Here are some of the warning signs of a bad flex plate: Clunking, grinding, chirping, or rattling noises from rear of engine when engine is idling. Knocking noise when engine is shifted into drive or reverse. Heavy vibrations felt through the driver’s seat when driving at normal speeds.
What happens when a flexplate fails?
A warped flexplate won’t engage properly, with the starter motor. So, when you are starting your engine listen for, rhythmic bogging down of the engine, during starting. Consequently, the teeth of the ring gear, can become damaged over time, causing a grinding sound.
What are the signs of a bad Flexplate?
Symptoms of a bad flex plate
- Clunking, grinding, chirping, or rattling noises from rear of engine when engine is idling.
- Knocking noise when engine is shifted into drive or reverse.
- Heavy vibrations felt through the driver’s seat when driving at normal speeds.
- Rough-running engine.
- Loss of power at higher speeds.
How do I turn my Flexplate on?
If you mean to rotate the flywheel, the flex plate can be made to rotate by putting a socket on the front of the crankshaft and turning it or what everyone else does is just turn the key and the flywheel/flex plate will turn.