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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-03-2016, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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I took my 03 in for a trans rebuild about 3 weeks ago.
The guy I took it to is supposed to be our local expert with about 35 years experience.
When I took it in, I told him it was slipping on the down shift from 4th to 3rd
and there was a vibration (grumbling noise) when down shifting from 2nd to 1st.
He rebuilt the trans, put in a rebuilt torque converter and shift cable. I already had the Dicktator fix on one end, but he said the cable was bending when going into park????
So, yesterday I went over to see what's up and he tells me it has a vibration on the UPSHIFT from 1st to 2nd. And he can get it to vibrate at 1800 RPM with car standing still and in gear.
I brought the R in early because I'm taking it to Florida in January. I hope it is done by then!!!!!
He said he had 1 more thing to try- take the bolts out of the torque converter and run it to see if it still has the vibration.
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Thanks in advance, Walter


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Sorry for your problems Walter but maybe a trip to pheonix in Texas
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Transmission Vibration

There are so many rotating parts inside a transmission that could be causing a vibration that I would trust your expert to diagnose the problem in a logical order. His first suggestion relative to the torque converter sounds like a step in that direction.
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Walter if worse comes to worse. There is a shop down here that is very good.
Pro-trans of Deland They know 4l60E's inside and out. I have had them rebuild two trannys for me and have had good luck with both and they are in high horsepower applications. I would not hesitate to recommend them to you
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The torque convertor is the cause of the vibration. I have seen this with rebuilt convertors. Some places don't rebalance them after rebuilding them. They just mark it and cut it open, rebuild it then weld it back together. No rebalancing. Personally I would get a convertor from Greg Ducato. His are done the right way.
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I have said this more than once and cannot recommend Greg Ducato with Phoenix Transmission in Weatherford Texas enough, he is the man: Phoenix Transmission Products ? Performance Transmission Products

Greg will build you a virtual bullet proof transmission at whatever performance level you want or just leave it stock and it will still be better than oem. His prices cannot be beat and you do not have to drive your SSR to Texas or even ship it.

Greg will build your transmission and ship to you (or your shop) so you can have it installed, he does it everyday. He will also speak with your installer if needed to answer any questions and help guide them.

It was some of the best money I ever spent on my SSR and I had transmission issues with it since I took delivery in 2005 when it was brand new...Chevy never could fix it, installing the corvette servo helped, but it still had issues...took it to Greg and never looked back, I went the performance route and it is a BEAST.

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I suspect a converter balance issue but I would not rule out vibration from other sources as well. We have seen failed mounts that allow metal to metal contact, exhaust components that touch the body or frame as most common sources. May be time to think outside the box.
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"cannot recommend Greg Ducato ........ enough" ??? How about "I highly recommend Greg Ducato ....... he is the man" When I first read it, I thought you was indicating you couldn't or wouldn't recommend him. Good to know Greg is an expert, but hopefully will not need him in my lifetime. Allen Carter here in Murfreesboro is great too and ..... is very honest. Bob Alexander tennesseecozydog
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Just got my R back and all that guessed torque converter were correct.
Give yourself a pat on the back.
He exchanged it and all is well.
I only drove it a little bit and the new shifter cable seems really stiff.
I don't remember mine being that hard to move the shifter.
Maybe it will loosen up.
He wants me to bring it back in a month to check it out.
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Shifter should have NOT been affected, unless they installed the shift arm backwards.


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