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    ok so i have this ticking issue, it sounds like lifter tick but 10 times louder. its constant and goes with the rpms. i just rebuilt the engine it has about 900 miles on it. its loudest down around the bellhousing. i just spent the last 8 hours changing a flexplate for no reason and im totally clueless right now. anyone ever have this issue? 98 GMC Sierra, 5.7 bored 40 over, 1/2 ton

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    Have you localized this noise to the bellhousing/t.c/ flex plate area? If so you might have a torque converter balance weight that has lost the spot weld on one end & has bent out & is clicking on the housing. This would be easy to miss when you did your flex plate since you probably pulled the t.c. with the trans & would not see the rear of the t.c. Turn the eng over by hand & cafefully look at any & all balance weights (probably only 1 or 2 total)
    While you're under there, look for signs on the foreward edge of your new flex plate where it could be contacting the starter. I have seen both of these issues with automatics.
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    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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    Welcome to the club. Sorry can't help with the ticking.

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    yeah i definatly didn't see the back of the tc, i did it the cheater way and just slid the tranny back far enough to change the flexplate. i have never really done anything with a tranny but ill check that tc out, i called one of the local shops and they have it priced at 175 so i wouldn't be to upset if that turns out to be it.

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    You don't necessairly have to replace the t.c. If it does turn out to be a weight loose on one end, just bend it back down & tack zap it with a mig. Don't try an arc welder though as it will probably blow a hole in it If you don't have a mig, take it to a qualified welder & he can tack it back down. They shouldn't charge more than $20-30 for this & saves you a ton of money.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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    Welcome!! You're in good hands with Stephan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mfleetwood View Post
    Welcome!! You're in good hands with Stephan.
    "good hands"? I don't work for no dead beat insurance company lol
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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    yeah..you may not, but the squirrel does.


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    ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
    ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals

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    That rat in the squirrel suit has been lying to you again Mike. He didn't graduate 8th grade so couldn't possibly work for Allstate. He's jobless & he'd be homeless too if it wasn't for a big stand of pine trees.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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