Auto Trans Ticking Noise on CJ8 postal - fixed?
Does anyone know if the auto trans noise was ever fixed or diagnosed? I can't seem to find the thread on this or the JU forum.
I have the same problem with my trans and was hoping to benefit from the discussion. My trans was fine until I put the 360 in. I used the 258 torque converter and the 360 flexplate. The flexplate did not appear cracked (I looked closely). The trans makes a ticking noise that gets faster and louder on accelleration through first and second only. It does not always happen and if I take my foot off the gas briefly and then tromp on it a little I can often cause the noice to go away. It seems like something is loose and shifting around enough to hit something else, but I can't figure it out. I have checked the torque converter bolts and they are tightMy hunch is that the ring gear is making contact with the starter, but I pulled the starter and where I thought it was making contact (right where the shaft goes into the tip of the housing), I ground away a bunch of metal and the ticking did not change one bit.
Any ideas? I have driven it this way for a few thousand miles. The trans fluid is fine with no metal beyond very fine powder on the magnet.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.