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torque conveter question!!

Hey guys I have a late 99 psd and in the summer my tranny is overheating . I took it to a shop and they told me my t/c was bad. So I said lets put a new one in and they told me that I needed to replace the intire transmission.
Well the transmission acts fine besides the overheating. It shifts good I changed the fluid and it look ok, as far as there was not alot of metal on the magnet. So what i guess i would like to know has anyone had problems with just replacing the torque converter?
The trans has 130k on it
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does it overheat all the time? under a tow/load? IMO if your gonna have the tranny out to replace the tc you might as well overhaul the whole thing, same thing kinda happened to me, ended up my diaphram between 3 and 4th gear was shreaded. so i guess what i'm getting at is do it once and get it over with, you will feel much more confident with the truck... i know i do

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i had my 99 torque converter fail at 170K miles. I replaced just the TC. the diesel shop and the local Ford dealer both told me they had no indication that the tranny was on the way out. Then a thousand miles later the whole tranny died. fluid full of shredded metal. dumped the whole load of fluid at an intersection while i was towing about 3,000 pounds. and guess what, the new tranny came with a new TC. ouch. wish i'd just have considered the high mileage and replaced the tranny while it was out for the TC. now i have that safe feeling of a full warranty on the new tranny. it took me a weeklong pity party for myself to get over the pain of the extra money i spent doing the TC twice. oh ya, in order to get the warranty i also had to replace the tranny cooler. maybe you can find a used TC and throw that in there?

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I replaced my torque converter at 145K miles. Tranny was fine. Went with the split ford/dodge TC. Was told it would be better for pulling and would lower the stall speed plus give me a little extra on mileage. Dont know about the mileage but it sure pulls well.
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Have you checked the bypass line? Can you feel the thing slipping? I myself would runaway from this shop!! Get the trans up to temp and grab the bypass line, if the line is warm/hot, your bypass valve is bad. Many tranny's have been rebuilt and trans coolers bought because of a faulty bypass line.

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I have not checked the bypass line. Where is it located and i will check it. I can feel the trans slipping when it gets hot though.
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I just got my trans replaced. and the torque converter was bad. the pump was also going out. So i beefed it up a little to handle the 38's
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Have you checked the bypass line? Can you feel the thing slipping? I myself would runaway from this shop!! Get the trans up to temp and grab the bypass line, if the line is warm/hot, your bypass valve is bad. Many tranny's have been rebuilt and trans coolers bought because of a faulty bypass line.
Is the bypass line the same line that runs to cooler? Cant find any other lines, my tranny is overheating also.


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same here, gauge sais 250 within 5 minutes but does not slip a bit and shifts smooth. where is this line and wat else do i need to check?


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same here, gauge sais 250 within 5 minutes but does not slip a bit and shifts smooth. where is this line and wat else do i need to check?
250 in 5mins???????????
5 mins of sled pulling or what

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