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Re: Main Bearing Issue

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JF in MI

10-28-2019 11:20:50

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May not be related but I saw this once before on a ford pickup the company I worked for had. After about 1 or 2 hundred thousand miles it started knocking. It was the torque converter bolts hitting the block. Seems that all those years of the automatic transmission fluid pressure pushing the torque converter forward wore down the thrust surface of the main bearing in the crank. New set of bearings and it was good to go for the next few hundred thousand (which I actually think it did).

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10-28-2019 13:41:47

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 Re: Main Bearing Issue in reply to JF in MI, 10-28-2019 11:20:50  
are both sides of the thrust bearing wore the same

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bob in Tennessee

10-29-2019 06:57:59

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 Re: Main Bearing Issue in reply to bobwhitecar, 10-28-2019 13:41:47  
Thanks for all the responses! I do not think I ride the clutch but it is used often. Both sides of the thrust bearing have the same visible damage. I will check clutch pedal free travel. The rods do not show any discoloration but I am inspecting everything laying on my back looking up into crank so if a rod is slightly twisted I would not be able to tell. Thanks Again!

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