Warpspeed wrote:I don't see how it could be the trans if the converter nose is definitely not binding or bottoming in the crank.
My guess would be an installation tolerance problem with the thrust bearing during the reconditioning.
Someone may have failed to check the crank end float, and it may have been assembled pretty tight.
Kevin Johnson wrote:Look for a slightly tweaked rod. It will impart an axial thrust.
cbeng wrote:thrust is wearing on the back side because the torq converter is ballooning i been threw this before many times
Schurkey wrote:If the converter ballooned enough to wipe the thrust bearing, the trans pump will also show damage.
Excess converter pressure will cause the converter to slide forward on the splines, and can apply enough pressure to the thrust bearing to damage it. Primary cause here, as previously stated, is a restricted cooler circuit.
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