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To tighten the flywhel/torque converter bolts do we have to take the transmission back out of the car. p.s. We just put a new torque ocnverter in and its making a rattleing noise when you are driving the car. 2002 buick rendezvous

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  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    anyway you could double check to make sure?

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    So do u think that is where the rattleing noise is coming from

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    Okay thank you. About how long do you think this process will take?

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    by the way you got to be driving to hear the rattleing noise. So no1 will be able to get under there while your driving

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    Okay i will do that and let you know.

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    how do you know if its align or not?

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    We didnt put any fluide in the converter

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    So do u think thsts whete the noise is coming from?

  • cody314 Apr 30, 2010

    The fluid was good this morning. I will have to check now.

  • cody314 May 01, 2010

    Okay i will try those steps in the morning. do you want me to go from park str8 to 1 or thru each gear?

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Hi!!

If you used a transmission alignment tool and then tighten the bolts, even if not tight enough, and then installed the transmission and went all the way in without a problem, you can just remove the dust cover (and/or the Starter if needed) and tighten the flywheel bolts.

If you didn't use a transmission alignment tool, probably the tranny's shaft is not properly seated. If this is the case, you do need to push the transmission back about 6 inches in order to loosen the bolts and insert the alignment tool.

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  • Rene J Solis Apr 30, 2010

    If you did not used the alignment tool you take a gamble when inserting the tranny shaft, it may go all the way in on the first try or, it may look like it went in but it didn't, and when you tighten the tranny shield bolts weird noises start.



    Why don't you try this, remove the dust cover or starter to get (if possible) access to the bolts, loosen them 3 or 4 turns, wiggle the flywheel a little and tighten bolts again in two or three steps, I beleive there are 5 or 6 bolts, tighten them in an order like 1-3-2-5-6-4, you got the idea.



    Good Luck!!

  • Rene J Solis Apr 30, 2010

    Also, check your tranny fluid level. Was your torque converter full when you installed?

  • Rene J Solis Apr 30, 2010

    Don't worry, it will fill up eventually from the fluid in the transmission pan, just make sure your fluid level is topped up.

  • Rene J Solis Apr 30, 2010

    If that is what's making the noise, it will go away as soon as it fills up. The question is, how is the fluid level? the converter takes I believe 2 or 3 quarts. If converter fills up and noise continues try my suggestion before taking tranny off.

  • Rene J Solis Apr 30, 2010

    Start vehicle, set parking brake, warm it up about 5 min., move stick or handle from P to 1 and back a couple of times leaving it about 15 secs on each gear. Just to make sure, You know that the tranny fluid is checked w engine running after driven for about 5 min. or after duing the gear change described above, right? : ) Just making sure. Good Luck Buddy!!!

  • Rene J Solis May 01, 2010

    It does not make a difference, as long as you end up in Park.

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There should be an inspection cover. If not, remove the starter and this will give you access the flex plate and torque converter without having to remove the entire transmission. I personally use blue(medium strength)locktight on torque converter bolts so I dont get these kind of issues. Let me know if you need anything else.

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    Kori Policy Apr 30, 2010

    It is a coincidence that they replace the t/c and the noise occurs. Look underneath and (while it's cool) start shaking things or if needed, have someone underneath while it is running and in gear. See if they can isolate exactly where the noise is coming from.

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    Kori Policy Apr 30, 2010

    Look on the axles for a loose clamp. If it will only do it while moving, then check axles and hubs behind the wheels. If it was the torque conveter, it would do it all the time the engine is running.

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There should be a removable access cover on the bottom of the transmission that should let you turn the converter and tighten the bolts.

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