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Old 08-17-2012, 05:38 PM
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1999 f250 tranny noise

Greetings all, I'm checking out a 1999 f250 crew 7.3/auto.Low mileage clean truck,my only issue is a strange muffled grinding sound coming from trans area maybe around the torque converter.Noticed it idling in park.Could this be a performance torque converter?Should it be audible?Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:02 PM
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I'm no expert at all, but if I recall correctly the '99s were notorious for this noise. A lot of folks say it sounds like marbles in a coffee can?
I haven't heard of any exploding first hand, but hopefully someone will come along with the info. Stock torque converters aren't too expensive, and you could put in a shift kid/ built valve body in while the trans is out if the rest is solid.

hope this helps a bit, at least a

Scott
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks scottyP, Thats exactly what it sounds like!Marbles in a coffee can!!!Anyone know why?
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I know two people with 99's and theirs made that sound for a few thousand miles then the converter went out. If the price is right it wouldnt bother me I would just figure on replacing the converter right away before it comes apart and yes it would be a grea time to upgrade valve body and converter.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:31 PM
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thanks everyone.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:52 PM
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Hey guys,
I am new to this forum and actually to the world of powerstrokes. I have a 99 f250 as well, only had it for a week and a half now. It started making a weird trans noise in park and neutral only. It will make the noise for a few seconds, then stop, then go again, in a very erratic pattern even with RPM's at idle staying the same. I listened to a few youtube videos of bad TC and it's not the same noise. Just curious for your guys' insight.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:18 PM
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if the noise goes away with light throttle, in neutral, its the flywheel. Its cracked around the bolts.
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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Should I be able to see that by just taking the inspection plate off?
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:45 AM
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hmm...possibly.
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