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Ford 555a transmission grinding

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08-15-2015 11:38:49

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So this backhoe is not moving and there is a noise like a whirring grinding coming from the torque converter area. The noise is intermittent and something is clearly broken but im wonding what it could be?

Just a bad torque converter? bad flywheel? broken input shaft? broken converter bolts? snapped crankshaft?
I understand there is no way to know until the tractor is split, but if anyone has a best guess im all ears.

Thanks, Sam
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09-16-2015 13:55:19

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 Re: Ford 555a transmission grinding in reply to sparky7, 08-15-2015 11:38:49  
Well i split the ford, and the drive plate is available but i cannot find the alignment tool for sale anywhere.

Does anyone know where i could find it? Torque converter alignment tool No. 11890

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08-15-2015 15:13:55

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 Re: Ford 555a transmission grinding in reply to sparky7, 08-15-2015 11:38:49  
Yes i hope that is it! Its only 120 dollars :) Luckily i have my trusty oliver 550 loader to help me split the backhoe

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08-15-2015 11:50:43

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 Re: Ford 555a transmission grinding in reply to sparky7, 08-15-2015 11:38:49  
My vote goes to a broken flex plate. (Between flywheel & torque converter)

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08-15-2015 13:46:13

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 Re: Ford 555a transmission grinding in reply to RickB, 08-15-2015 11:50:43  
I second what rickb said I have seen it several times. And yes you have to split the tractor to fix it.

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