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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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torque converter question

Usually spend most of my time on the Jeepster board but my "Jeepster puller" had a problem on a trip and I need some Chevy advice if possible. Had to have the torque converter on my motorhome replaced.1986 454 th400hd trans, 82,000mi. It started with a vibration that slowly got worse then all the fluid was dumped on the road and under carriage.(Much smoke no fire) My questions, is this a common fail item for this age /combo, what are the prospects for the future, what might be the longevity of the 454. I do like to keep "old Iron" on the road but not sure what is old enough. Any info or opinions appreciated, thanks

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Re: torque converter question

It's possible for a convertor to go bad, but cases are rare. Where about are you? I'm close to the PA line. I will take the old pile off your hands, and will give you a couple bones for it. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: torque converter question

I'm near Albany. Converter was replaced in New Mexico. It seems to be ok. Looking for new motor home but this one is OK. What parts are you looking for?
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