Originally Posted by dakotamod21
I just was wondering if anyone has put a aftermarket converter in their dakota.
Thats not really what I want to here but it is what it is I guess... could nobby mud tires cause enough vibration in the drive line to work them loose or is that just my guts saying the trans is fine.... lol and thats what I wanted to know about the mount, thanks!
what I meant is that convertors are welded inside, the blade angles can't change. The only way a convertor itself can slip is if it tried to go into lockup, and the lockup clutch comes apart. BTDT. Wiped out whole trans from filling it with clutch dust.
The internal bands and clutches in the trans are what typically slip, either from reduced line pressure (line pressure keeps the clutches pressed together) due to a failing pump, or due to an eroded or otherwise loose band. Either way introduces loose material into the trans which can clog the solenoids and check ***** in the valvebody, leading to terminal failure.
In my case, I had a cracked drum, wasted O/D clutch, 2 clogged solenoids, a worn out clutch pack, and a band at half-life. I had to have it towed because I lost O/D, then drive, then second, then first and reverse. Yea, that wasn't a pretty tow+repair bill.