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Looks like it was the flexplate. Driving to work this morning and the torque converter came uncoupled from the flexplate. Are there male threads sticking out of the converter or do you bolt the flexplate to the converter? How much to expect to pay for a flexplate?

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^ I agree.

Usually it come in 3s.

1) When I was driving a rock from the opposite traffic flew into my windshield, crack it.
2) 2 days later I had to drive on a road that they were repaving, hit a huge edge and blew my tire.
3) the week after all that I got layoff from my work.

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I am about to order the flexplate but am torn between OEM or Chinese aftermarket.
Anyone have any experience with the aftermarket one?
Thanks
 

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I am about to order the flexplate but am torn between OEM or Chinese aftermarket.
Anyone have any experience with the aftermarket one?
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Don't mess around...just git the factory OEM one. You don't want to see that flex plate blow up and take out yer torque converter... :(
 

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I totally agree with Zip!!! Don't go cheep on something like that, you will end up doing to twice, spending more money in the long run, not to mention if it breaks other things as well. Not worth it. Do it right the 1st time
 

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This is a high labor, low part cost job.

You will be risking a complete weekends worth of work for the home mechanic (two long days or maybe more if 4WD ) just to save yourself $75.

Not a good business decision.

Cheap parts are for cheap jobs that you do not mind doing twice if you bet wrong on the cheap part.
 

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Well guys, against your better judgement, and for economic reasons, I went with the aftermarket flexplate.
It arrived today, and much to my surprise, it is made in the US! Total cost with shipping was $98. I ordered it from Partsgeek.com if anyone is interested.
I am about 1/3 of the way of removing the transmission. As usual, I am working on the ground wit a floor jack and an ATV jack. I'm hoping I can just slide the whole mess back a foot or so to get at the flexplate. While the starter is out, I'm going to replace the worn solenoid contacts that have been causing the intermittent starting since I got the truck a year and a half ago.
 

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Well guys, against your better judgement, and for economic reasons, I went with the aftermarket flexplate.
It arrived today, and much to my surprise, it is made in the US! Total cost with shipping was $98. I ordered it from Partsgeek.com if anyone is interested.
I am about 1/3 of the way of removing the transmission. As usual, I am working on the ground wit a floor jack and an ATV jack. I'm hoping I can just slide the whole mess back a foot or so to get at the flexplate. While the starter is out, I'm going to replace the worn solenoid contacts that have been causing the intermittent starting since I got the truck a year and a half ago.
Hopefully it will work out for ya. With it being made in the USA your chances are better. Take some pics while you do this, as to help others out if they need to do this in the future too!

Good luck!!!
 
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