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My 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 has a high pitch whine in overdrive.

My 1998 Dodge Ram...

My 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 has a high pitch whine in overdrive. Not as loud without overdrive on but still there

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Brought it to a trans repair shop. They suggested overhaul

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Been this way for 10 years. Don’t drive more than 5 miles now

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If it shifts properly with this issue and the only issue is the whining noise and the noise changes pitch when in over drive this can be a fault with the transmission torque converter itself.The torque converter can develop a noise like this here and since switching it in and out of over drive changes the noise pitch I suspect it is the torque converter needing to be replaced.Unfortunately, there are some transmission shops that would rather rebuild the transmission to locate the fault instead of actually looking into the transmission issue to locate it.But this does sound like the torque converter itself is the cause needing to be replaced.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you Pete. Now I have something to work with. I knew the transmission didn’t need to be overhauled but I don’t know much about transmissions. 1600.00 is a lot for a guess. Thanks again.

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