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    Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 08:32
Just got my '03 out of the shop for torque converter replacement. It runs well, except for: Within 6" to 1' of coming to a complete stop (in drive or in reverse) I get a thump through the brake pedal and a toothy grind sound lasting a second or less. It only does this when I'm doing a complete stop. It seems like the transmission clutch is not disengaging properly. Could it be low on fluid?

I noticed on the receipt that the dealer cited only 4 qts of ATF refill (in a 9 qt transmission). I'm wondering if the tech knew to fill the torque converter before installing it.

I have a call in to the dealer, but would like to be able to converse with some knowledge beforehand. Thanks for your advice, Marco
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 10:02
Sounds like a talk with the dealer is necessary.
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  Quote Marco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 11:18
Thanks for the reply, B5crazy. Just got off the phone w/ service rep., who said: "Only 4 qts necessary when changing torque converter. And, the symptoms are probably a faulty ABS controle module and unrelated to the work on the transmission. No risk in driving, but bring it in." However, since pulling the transmission involves disconnecting so many systems, I suspect a wire or a vacuum hose to the brake servo or the module got disconnected. I did the pedal depression test and it's okay. I also put my code reader on, and returned a "no code". So, we'll see. Thanks again. Marco
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-Jan-2007 at 16:03
A faulty ABS sounds funky to me but I suggest you take the service rep for a ride.
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Jan-2007 at 23:03
this actually happened to me with a faulty abs sensor, it was intermitant though

maybe 4 or 5 times the cel would come on directly after i was slowing down about to stop and a clunk and a jerk, then the car was fine

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  Quote Marco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jan-2007 at 09:23
Thanks to you both. Actually, since the ABS light never came on and I showed no codes on my meter, I concluded it was mechanical. After studying my Bentley, I removed my left front wheel and found that the ABS wheel speed sensor was showing about 1/16" between grommet and housing. I pushed it in until "stop" and the problem is totally gone. Apparently, the "technician" who took off my front wheels while replacing my torque converter knocked the connector hose and loosened the sensor. Thus, on braking I got a noise like our childhood "card in the bicycle spokes" from the left front. I didn't drive it much like this, but hope I did no damage.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Jan-2007 at 09:33
Execellent DIY fix.
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