How to Ford F-150 replace torque converter

Asked by Dec 03, 2015 at 09:43 PM about the 2006 Ford F-150 XL

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

It does not start right away already replaced starter July 26 2015 when it did it
before. Could it be a bad starter or the torque converter it engages with?

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Fly wheel,is what you need to fix,you have to remove the transmission to do this.

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The "flexplate" has the starter ring gear teeth on it. If the teeth are damaged it may cause starter issues. It is necessary to remove the drive shaft, possibly the exhaust and the transmission to replace the flexplate. Also proper torque on the bolts that fasten the flexplate to the crankshaft is a must. In addition, the torque converter to flexplate fasteners should be replaced. I would be surprised if the flexplate was the problem, but it is certainly possible. It is very important to check all electrical connections at the battery and starter. They must be clean and tight with no corrosion.

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Automatic transmissions use a flex plate, not typically a flywheel. But, let's digress a minute here: what do you mean: "it does not start right away"? Does it crank and not fire? Does it crank slowly? Does the starter not engage correctly? Does it sound like rattlesnakes under the hood when you turn the key to start it? Modern Fords use better starter engaging designs, not the "send a small spinning gear smashing into a ring gear" eg: a Bendix drive.

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