I rebuild a 96 dodge ram 1500 4x4 5.9L. After reinstalling the engine the transmission has a massive load on it when it's put in gear. Could this be torque converter issues? Unfortunately I did not replace the torque converter.

Larry Lovelace Jr

Asked by Dec 13, 2015 at 12:28 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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What does a "massive load" mean?


And was the torque converter installed all the way back to the bell housing by spinning and pushing it back all the way?

Larry Lovelace Jr

The torque converter was pushed all the way back to the bell housing by spinning. And what I mean by massive load is it feels like it's in fourth gear. Will barley move. And to keep engine running I have to give it gas while on the break. Or it will stall.

Larry Lovelace Jr

This only happens in gear. Engine runs perfect in park and netural.

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