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Old 08-20-2009, 11:59 AM
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I have a 1996 F-350 powerstroke with the E40D tranny. Here is what the truck is doing...First when i put the auto tranny into gear, it acts like it is a standard and you are letting out on the clutch like it is stalling. Acts like to me the torque converter is staying locked up or could the torque converter solenoid be doing this. The truck has 182,000 miles so I am leaning more towards the torque converter. Do you have any suggestions on what torque converter to get. The only upgrade to the motor is a edge evolution chip and I normally run it on the tow setting (60 hp gain). I am trying to stay under $500 but I want a good converter so I may have to go higher. Anyways any suggestions would help. I have had people tell me to buy a heavier duty converter with a billet cover for the added hp. Thanks alot guys.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:37 PM
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There are several decent TC on the market but I would go with a HD version of your preferred brand and get a HD trans cooler if you dont have one. That should help fix it. I know the trans cooler is like $100-$200 but its well worth it!
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NOT trying to knock your tuner and a lot of people will tell you to get custom tunes but i WILL saythis.....edge products have been known to cause trans issues.
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thanks for the help..Did Ford produce 2 different torque converters for my truck...a 6 flange and a 4 flange. I have the 6...Is this a rare converter because I seem to be having difficulty getting a 6 flange aftermarket.
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thanks for the help..Did Ford produce 2 different torque converters for my truck...a 6 flange and a 4 flange. I have the 6...Is this a rare converter because I seem to be having difficulty getting a 6 flange aftermarket.
That is something im not sure about so here is a
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ya your converter should be a 6 stud. and i would go to racerxautomotive.com they have really good converters for good prices.
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Ditch the edge. also get that tranny cooler
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Spoke with a tranny guy today and he told me that he could get me a DAYCO HD Triple Disc Converter for about $450.00 Plus labor to install. Which I will do my self. Hope this helps.

Rick
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It could be your torque converter or your solenoid an easy way to check to see if the solenoid is stuck on would be to cut the purple w/ yellow wire were the harness goes in to the trans. Or you could pull the plug and remove that pin( this controls the tcc solenoid). Good luck
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