Torque Converter : A torque converter is found on all automatic transmissions. It serves a few different purposes such as driving the transmission pump, using stall speeds to get the vehicle moving, allowing slippage when vehicle is in gear and stationary, manipulating the torque as needed during different driving speeds and or using a lock-up clutch to help increase fuel efficiency.
There are 2 main types of torque converters – locking and non-locking. The older vehicles have non-locking converters which simply means they do not contain the lock-up converter clutch. The locking converters are the converters that have the lock-up clutch that is used on highway speeds. The lock-up clutch is disengaged in lower speeds and when the automobile is at a stop.
Torque converters have some moving and non moving parts inside. Typical torque converters contain a stator, one-way stator clutch, impeller and turbine blades. These internal parts are not serviceable since a torque converter is welded together solid and cannot be taken apart.
Torque converters fail in a few different noticeable ways. Pump shaft stripping, lock-up clutches burnt, stator or turbine coming apart and leaks are some of the most common converter failures that happen. Torque converters can be replaced with ease at Guy’s Automotive. Call today and get a quote for a torque converter for your car, truck, van or suv.