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I just had a torque converter replaced because of a loud whining noise. After i picked up my ford f150 (2004) i noticed a bad vibration just sitting still. I had new plugs put in, but still have vibration ( no engine light ever came on) i called transmission guy back and he said sometimes these converters get out of balance. Have you heard of this?

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Yes, the torque converter may be out of balance. It is also possible that the shop did not install the torque converter properly [out of phase] This issue only affects certain vehicles. It's also possible that the motor and transmission mounts collapsed due to age. This will cause the vibration that they normally dampen to be transmitted to the body. They are 10 year old rubber parts and rubber breaks down over time and exposure to the atmosphere. The stress of removal and replacement may have pushed them over the edge. That would not be the shop's fault. It's the automotive equivalent of sending an 80 year old person into the hospital.

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Absolutely heard of and seen out of balance torque converters do exactly as you are describing. Since you just had it replaced before you picked up on the vibration that is the first place I would look.
Let us know how it goes with the transmission shop?

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Its possible it could be other things causing the problem, but seeing as you've checked most of the likely causes, it is most likely your Torque-Converter. The lockup clutch in your Stator-Fan located inside the Torque-Converter could be siezed, causing the car to stall.

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When catalytic converters go bad, the porcelain matrix inside comes loose and is noisy.
But you can just unbolt it, break up the loose chunks, pour out the pieces, and it will run better than ever.
If you don't pass the next emissions test, then replace it.

But it could just be the heat shield rattling instead.
Take the shield off first, to see if it goes away.

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The Trans fluid should be changed every 30,000 miles or two years.
Changing any fluid on a vehicle is never a fix for anything,just preventative maintenance.
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Also I would hope you changed the spark plugs buy at least 60K.

You may have a TCC Solenoid going bad,but the engages the torque converter clutch.

Is it shifting into OD? Most likely you have a solenoid issue,but need to find out which one. Most fords have a solenoid pack in the trans,with all of them in one unit. Not sure on yours.

The only way it will be expensive, is if you go to a dealer or get pitched some story by a shop, not able to diagnose, what is most likely a simple fix.

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