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96 ram 1500 5.9 v8 damn thing vibrates real bad even in neutral , at first i checked the harmonic balancer , then i was told it was the torque converter , im really not well versed at late model chrysler problems so this is screwing my brain to hell......

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  • michael malanga Apr 06, 2011

    yes i just needed his confirmation i reciently checked into the torque converter and flex plate but wasnt sure , thank you very much ....


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Very much the same as any pre 80's auto trans set up. Flex plate (flywheel), or a very thin flywheel plate, bolts to the engine crankshaft. The torque converter will bolt to that, and the torque converter slides over the input shaft to the transmission. If you are getting a vibration at normal low speeds, it may well be the flex plate or the converter. You will have to disassemble to find out which one is bad. If you tow or pull heavy loads or have been stuck (snow, mud, ice) it may just be the flex plate warped. Hope this helps. A good auto trans mech. can tell from just a test drive.

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