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I drive a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Magnum 360 and i have just recently had the tourque converter replaced in it. Last night as i was leaving my girlfriends house i went to back up and when backing up i had no power. All my foward gears work fine it is just reverse. i can still move backwards but it has no power and the engine just starts to rev up.

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When a converter fails, many times it will generate fine metal debris that can travel through the transmission, carried by the fluid. When that happens, it can get into seals and cause wear of both the seal and the seal surface on the shaft or drum. It can also get into the pump, valve body and control solenoids. All those items can result in either low pressure condition or pressure mis-application causing slipping or improper gear changes. That is the primary reason that when either the transmission or converter fails, both are generally replaced. (during a trans failure it works the other way and the converter stores debris and if not replaced, it will contaminate the new trans when put back in service). Bottom line is that you need to have at least the valve body cleaned out but more likely you need the unit rebuilt. possible you can have the new converter flushed but best would be to replace it again.

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