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93 Chevy Pick-up,my son put washers between the torque converter and flywheel so the starter would engage. Driving down the road the trans locked up and killed the engine. He tried starting it again the motor would not turn over, after the third try something popped and the motor started-would not go into any gear. I replaced the torque converter but the trans would not pump fluid and would not shift. Fluid did come out the top port of the trans. What kind of problems can I expect from the pressure being put on the torque converter / transmission from washers being forced between the flywheel and converter?

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Yep damage is done that much pressure on the pump will for sure cause problems . the torque should be able to slide a bit anyways as long as the 2 teeth line up in the pump to turn it and it's on the splines inside it, there's clutch pack's inside that work on pressure .. oops did a bad thing not leaving any clearance . you could try a new pump but you may be throwing good money on a dead transmission..

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Theres a good chance that it broke the main shaft in the tranny from to much pressure forcing it back, be honest i would look for a good reman tranny and if your having problems with the starter to close to the torque converter they make shims for the starter to avoid that problem.

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