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Ticking noise lost crankshaft in 92 16 valve. rebuilt installed, engine runs good sounds good. but after I build engine temp there is a ticking noise in the transmission and vibration. could this be torque converter, or oil pump failure

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  • julbgz Sep 28, 2008

    there is no noise when you start it develops after engine temp hits normal

  • julbgz Sep 30, 2008

    once the noise appears it does not get any louder, and is coming from the converter flywheel area. when the engine is cold there is no tick, as temp builds it goes from a faint tick, to a slightly louder tick. I can also feel a vibration through the shifter that is new. strangely enough it runs better and more efficient than before just that noise is driving me nuts. and I want as much info as I can get before I split it apart and have a look, thank you everyone for your help I will help do the same

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Hi julbgz

What this sounds like to me ....taking into consideration that I haven't heard the sound you're describing.....is that the noise is possibly coming from the engine?....Try to let me have more information regarding the sound.... Does it become louder when it appears?... Try to identify the place where the sound comes from and then let me know and we'll go on from there.

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Hi julbgz,

If either the torque converter or the oil pump was defective, you'll have a problem with the drive.....It wont pull correctly and eventually, you'll lose the drive....It's more likely to be something else.... As you recently had the engine out for a rebuild, make sure there's nothing stuck where it shouldn't be.... You may even find that the noise is coming from somewhere else altogether....That sometimes happens with vehicles.... Let me know what you find out....

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