View Full Version : Have you had an Art Carr AOD take out your thrust?

04-25-2007, 01:30 PM
If you have run an Art Carr AOD in your setup did you have a problem with it taking out your thrust bearing? (crank walking)

04-25-2007, 04:17 PM
over 15000 hard miles and 20 or so passes down the track mines been fine so far.

Kevin Leitem
04-25-2007, 07:02 PM
both my AOD and C4 from Art Carr have not had any issues with that

XR7 Dave
04-25-2007, 08:19 PM
I had one where the converter seized in the crank and made a mess of the thrust bearing. I had to literally use hammers and prybars to remove the converter from the engine. The flexplate did not survive.

After seperating the two, creating proper clearance, and applying lubricant to the surfaces, there have been no issues whatsoever.

I've also used Art Carr converters that had no issues in the first place.

04-25-2007, 10:40 PM
Depending on the multiple and stall speed inside the converter will determine the amount of minimum thrust clearances. I usually run about .008" on the thrust for large multiples.

The converters are what trash thrust bearings, not transmissions.

Kurt K
04-26-2007, 08:23 AM
My Art Carr transmission didn't last long enough (15 months, 8000 mile, 2 dozen passes at the track) to do any damage. The converter lasted through the second transmission and has been reworked and will installed in my next transmission.

04-26-2007, 03:13 PM
Reply on the title...aint NOTHIN' that can take out MY thrust..haha.