I have just replaced the torque converter on my Caravan with a reman unit from ARI Industries. I filled the torque converter with a quart of ATF +4 and then installed it. Torque everything down like I should and then preceaded to add an additional 8 ats of atf 4 to the tranny. Now when I crank up the van, a "metal on metal" noise comes from the torque converter area, and if I place it in gear, it turns into horrible grind noise. I am sure that nothing is in between the converter and flex plate, and I am certain that everything is installed as it should. The torque converter was also installed as far as it would go on the tranny shaft. Could it be, that I have a bad converter?
Oh, it is a 2000 Caravan, 3.3 liter flex fuel, with the 41te or otherwise known as the A604 transmission.
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 12th, 2010 AT 6:25 PM