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I have a dodge ram d150 8 cylinder with a possible torque converter problem.

(1990 Dodge D150)
in Fayette, OH on January 12, 2017
I've been slowly losing 3rd, then no 3rd gear at all. Then I lost all great power. It starts, but won't move. It has been leaking transmission fluid. Possible fluid leak from the seal on the torque converter. I'm not sure if it is the converter or something else. Please help
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Sounds like a rebuilt transmission is in order.First check transmission fluid level,if low can cause slipping.If fluid level is proper, smell the fluid on the stick.If it smells bad , burnt, you will need a trans.
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on January 12, 2017
Okay. I just didn't know if the torque converter and its seals could of been the cause of the problem.
A leaking transmission is usually run low on fluid multiple times which causes the clutches inside the trans to wear , which will cause the loss of 3rd gear and worse. If the torque converter was at fault the vehicle would not move and noise is heard.Have your local transmission professional diagnose it for you. They don't usually charge for an estimate , but don't quote me on that.
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