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I have a 2007 Ford f150 and I have replaced broken flex

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I have a 2007 Ford f150 and I have replaced broken flex plate three times in one year. Last failure I had a new torque converter installed. Now I am on break number four. I drive 160 miles a day and this happens at 6th with cruise control on. Never any warning, just let's go. Any ideas. Thank you
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the most common reason for failure of flex plates is a bad thrust bearing on the crankshaft. when this bearing fails or wears out the crankshaft moves back and forth and over time will fracture the flex plate. any shop can check this easily to see if there is excessive play.

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When they had the transmission out to replace the flex plate, was the bushing in the pump checked. I have seen many plates crack out in the center because the converter is wobbling from the pump bushing not able to support it firm.

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