Torque converter ticking???
Can a torque converter make a ticking sound when it's going bad?
I've sometimes been hearing ticking when I start my truck but have passed it off as a bad lifter since I'm kickin 291k.
This past Wed I felt a shudder while doing 60mph and then noticed that the O/D Off lamp was flashing. I pulled over and hooked up my Actron but no codes were found. I then turned off the truck, called my dad and had him tow me home. I did not drive the truck yesterday.
This morning I got out my mechanics stethoscope and discovered the ticking is not coming from the passenger head as I suspected but from the front of the transmission. I have my trans fluid flushed every 30-35k but had it flushed again today even though I'm about 10k early. The fluid was red and didn't smell burnt. I haven't felt the shudder come back and the trans still shifts well.
My trans was rebuilt in 2005 but I did not have the TC replaced even though it was suggested by the mechanic.
Any idea if the ticking I heard could be coming from the TC? If so, can I just replace the TC or should I replace it AND have the trans rebuilt?
2002 Edge SC 3.0 Auto