Daughter's car was making strange noises, brought it down to the shop
twice before I could make it do the noise for me. After some looking
and checking I looked in the inspection port for the trans torque
converter and saw a little peice sticking out. found the problem.
For even more metalworking content, it seems the engine was missing
one of the dowel pins to align the trans. I had to make one on the
lathe, 18.5mm OD and 14MM ID. Mechanic friend said that most likely
was why the flexplate broke due to the mis-alignment betwwen the two
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