Why is my torque converter so loud? on 1991 Nissan Pathfinder

my torque converter seems to make excessive noise and suddenly went quiet for a couple miles for the first time since i bought the vehicle 1000 miles ago?

by in McMinnville, OR on March 27, 2011
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1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by , March 27, 2011
how do you know it is the torque converter??is it a rumble or a whine?? either way, it does not ever go away. it stays until repaired. there are valves, particularly a pressure valve, that is common for making noise from low fluid or sticking. take it to a trans shop and let them check it for you and give you a bid. a thousand miles is a long time to ignore a problem. be careful that you dont do permanent damage to the trans and get it checked asap. Roy
COMMENT by , March 27, 2011
It is a whine.At about 3500 to 4000 rpm's something sounds like a belt slipping,do you think that noise could be comming from the transmission also? Thanks for the reply.
COMMENT by , March 27, 2011
not if it goes away. that kind of noise stays. get it checked at a shop to verify. it may be something else that is simple and less involved than a trans issue. Roy