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Old 10-05-2013, 12:25 PM
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Cracked flexplate?

So I've recently developed a ticking noise in my truck that has grown susbstantially worse over the last 700mi or so. It sounds like a lifter but the truck runs like a champ and doesn't have any codes, etc. I tried a hunch today and decided to check the torque converter bolts because I had a problem with my Jeep once where a bolt came loose on the converter and it made a noice that sounded similar. Anyhow, I crawled under the truck today and pulled the bottom and lower front inspection plugs out of the bellhousing and had a look. With the truck running you can see that there is a bit of a wobble to both the converter and the ring gear on the flexplate. I checked all the bolts on the converter and they all seemed pretty good with the exception of two that moved slightly. The next thing is, if it's running and you cover both bell housing plug holes with your hands while you're under it, the noise virtually disappears but can still be heard if you're standing beside the truck. Maybe the noise is still projecting forward through the engine? Thoughts?
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