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I Like Waffle
09-09-2009, 07:42 PM
My transmission had been making a bad noise for a few days, so today i pulled the torque converter cover and looked, and found this sitting in the pan. What the hell is it? Starter shim maybe? Its the same color as the engine block, and has 2 screwholes in it from what i can tell, and 2 tabs on it. Now that i removed the shrapnel it isnt making that noise anymore



http://i29.tinypic.com/2a68avs.jpg

MakeshiftAudio
09-09-2009, 07:44 PM
O____________________________________O

You'll find out later.

Twistid
09-09-2009, 07:46 PM
Just drive it like you do everyday, when you stop posting then we will assume you've found out.

Injected54
09-09-2009, 08:00 PM
What kind of car?
What year?
Stick or automatic?

ThatChevyGuy
09-09-2009, 08:02 PM
1984 white redneck mobile automatic

jdawg
09-09-2009, 08:32 PM
What kind of car?
What year?
Stick or automatic?

manuals dont have torque converters

revrider1
09-09-2009, 08:34 PM
Hmm, id just drive it till u figure it out, lol..

I used to have parts left over everytime I worked on my cars, all of them never gave me problems...

audioholic
09-09-2009, 08:35 PM
Sounds like it was dead weight.

rollerdj
09-09-2009, 08:38 PM
manuals dont have torque converters


at least someone else saw that. really, don't know how much help he could be if he doesn't even know that a MT doesn't have a torque converter.

to the OP, iirc, every converter is sealed up. so if that was in there with it, it had to come from inside. could be one of the fin's from inside the converter itself.

Atimm693
09-09-2009, 09:00 PM
at least someone else saw that. really, don't know how much help he could be if he doesn't even know that a MT doesn't have a torque converter.

to the OP, iirc, every converter is sealed up. so if that was in there with it, it had to come from inside. could be one of the fin's from inside the converter itself.

The TC is housed in the bell housing, I don't think it has a pan correct?

Where is the pan you found it in?

rollerdj
09-09-2009, 09:31 PM
it's been 10 years since i've really messed in that area of a car. so i really don't remeber.

jdawg
09-09-2009, 09:39 PM
i doubt that could make it into the pan, unless op is confused, to pull the tc you have to seperate the trans from the engine, the pan is further back on the bottom, take off the pan and you will see the valve body. If he means just right behind the tc shield then that is not refered to as the 'pan'. If it came from there it could be a starter shim, or possibly I was thinking a weight on the tc, they are balanced. If in the pan and if it looks brass it could be part of a bearing.

I Like Waffle
09-10-2009, 01:14 AM
Its pretty heavy, has a goldish tint to it but has the same color paint as the block (pontiac blue) on it. The pan im referring to is i guess what would be the torque converter shield, but ive heard it called all kinds of things, like inspection pan, etc. The trans is a 700r4 and its in an 81 pontiac catalina.

To the ******** person above, it would actually be considered more of a ****** car these days, not a redneck one. However i am bit of a redneck, but thats beside the point here.

FatPat*da*Ratt
09-10-2009, 01:39 AM
Seems like you fixed the problem...I wouldn't worry about it much if the noise stopped :)