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Old 10-14-2011, 12:15 AM
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Replaced yesterday, noise still there, just not as bad. Only 20 or so miles on it so far. Time will tell.
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Replaced yesterday, noise still there, just not as bad. Only 20 or so miles on it so far. Time will tell.
Is it possible that they replaced it with an older TC and not the new one that is supposed to fix the problem? Everyone else said that it fixed the problem. I would be pissed if they tore into mine and the noise was still there when I got it back. I'll find out next week I guess, it goes in on Monday and I'll get it back on Tuesday.
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Got the same problem. have taken the truck to the dealership over ten times since buying it. Started a STAR case and Chrysler sent out a area rep to drive the truck. Said he heard the noise and said there was nothing wrong with the tourque converter. Said it was a normal noise and they were working on a TSB for it. I ask them why create a fix for a problem that does not exist? No anser to that. Does anyone have a contact to Chrysler so I can get this thing fix? The noise gets louder as the miles pile on.

They have already replaced teh radio three times and it still does not work correctly. That is the reason for most of the returns to the dealership.
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Got the same problem. have taken the truck to the dealership over ten times since buying it. Started a STAR case and Chrysler sent out a area rep to drive the truck. Said he heard the noise and said there was nothing wrong with the tourque converter. Said it was a normal noise and they were working on a TSB for it. I ask them why create a fix for a problem that does not exist? No anser to that. Does anyone have a contact to Chrysler so I can get this thing fix? The noise gets louder as the miles pile on.

They have already replaced teh radio three times and it still does not work correctly. That is the reason for most of the returns to the dealership.
Did you happen to print the image that Rammin88 provided that shows a current Star Case dealing with this issue? If not, it is somewhere on this thread.

If the Chrysler rep. heard the noise, my guess is he knows the TC is bad and they are trying to blow you off. Just my opinion as I have been through the same thing until they finally replaced it.

I would suggest you call Chrysler Customer Service (phone number in back of owner's manual) and open up a case with them. They don't flex a whole lot of muscle, but they do call your service manager quite often to make sure he/she is working on the issue.
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I have a grinding noise while driving 1400-1700rpms dealer told me it had something truck going into eco mode.truck seems to stop making noise when in eco mode. But now that iam reading these posts i think it might be torque converter does anyone else seem to have this issue.
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I have a grinding noise while driving 1400-1700rpms dealer told me it had something truck going into eco mode.truck seems to stop making noise when in eco mode. But now that iam reading these posts i think it might be torque converter does anyone else seem to have this issue.
There are many on this forum with this issue. I have the 2500 Ram which does not have the MDS system, but the RPM values you have stated are consistent with the symptoms my Ram experienced before the torque converter replaced.

BTW, dealerships standard reply to anyone questioning this issue, is "It's the MDS kicking in". Though my Ram is not MDS equipped, I have been in and drove a 2011 Ram 1500 series equipped with MDS and yes, there is an exhaust tone change. The defective torque converter makes a grinding/howling (frisbee sliding on pavement) noise, much different than an exhaust tone.

There are a lot of replies in regard to this under the Torque Converter Poll thread.
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Does anyone notice if this TQ problem is limited to 1500s or gas engines?
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Just picked my truck up today from having the torque converter replaced noise is gone and going in and out of MDS mode is much smoother.
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Is it possible that they replaced it with an older TC and not the new one that is supposed to fix the problem? Everyone else said that it fixed the problem. I would be pissed if they tore into mine and the noise was still there when I got it back. I'll find out next week I guess, it goes in on Monday and I'll get it back on Tuesday.
The TC that was replaced in my truck is a re-man unit. I dont think there is a new design, I think a lot of bad TC`s got out.
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My truck is approaching 2600 miles (already), and I'm trying to figure out if I've got the TC problem or not. I'm getting a noise in the usual rpm range, but it's nothing like the "frisbee" sound many have described...it's more like a pulsating "moaning" sound. And it's either getting worse, or I'm paying closer attention to it. What's disconcerting, as of late, is that sometimes on level ground and at a constant speed, in addition to the sound it's almost feels like the engine is "missing"...similar to being starved of gas. When it does this, I've watched the tach closely, and haven't noticed any fluctuation in rpm. Although it's quite subtle, I swear I can actually feel the truck jerking when it's doing this...again, sorta like it's running out of gas.

Are these symptoms of the TC problem, or should I be looking at something else? Mine's a 4.7 (4X4), so MDS is not in the equation.
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