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My tork converter is spinning while driving - 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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  • brythunder Jul 13, 2009

    While driving my RPM gage increases, when I give it gas the transmission engages again. The tech put a computer on it and found that the torque converter was spinning when it should be engaged. They said the torque converter it's spinning at a number of like 550 unengaged, when it should be zero.

    Bryan

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    well of couse it is./

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Good observation.

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