This is encouraging. My plan is to leave as much on the engine as possible and pull it out as a whole, minus the tranny. I want to leave the tranny in, then change the converter. Which brings me to the converter. Where would be a good source for one? The Oem one appears to be discontinuued. It'* an ME9 transmission
(440-t4) with overdrive and lock up converter. The lock up function was going bad and I kept running it. Now I disconnected the harness to the transmission and all is fine except it has a constant grinding sound (like a rotor being turned down on a brake lathe. ) Occassionally I can hear what sounds like the clutch springs fluttering inside under hard accelleration. The transmission shifts perfectly. I just don't know if driving it like this will cause other problems inside the trans. I don't know if the trans is getting contaminated by the failing converter.
Last edited by grtpumpkin; 07-30-2009 at 09:01 PM.