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Automatic transmissions torque converter repair Stuart

The torque converter is only found in automatic transmissions and acts as a clutch to let your car run while the vehicle is stopped. It also regulates how much fluid is transferred to the transmission as it transfers power from the engine. this is a common cause of a malfunctioning transmission and must be replaced. The torque convertor takes the place of a clutch you would normally find in a manual transmission. It is connected to the flex plate which is alike a flywheel in an automatic transmission.

Telltale signs that your torque converter needs replacing.

1) When you are on the highway and feel a rapid subtle shaking or shudder.
2) Loss of rapid acceleration at high speeds
3) Loss of power at low speeds
4) Slipping transmission
5) Revving sounds that are abnormal

The main parts associated with the torque converter are the pump which is the driver of the torque converter, the stator, impeller, lock up clutch and the turbine which regulates the oil flow. The stator is between the turbine and the impeller and increases torque output by regulating fluid between the turbine and impeller. The impeller and drives the turbine.

torque converter transmission repair stuart

The engine powers the impeller which creates fluid pressure that rotates the turbine and that gives the transmission torque. The transmission torque converter sensor controls the electronics in the transmission and knows when gears (see planetary gear set) need to be changed for peak performance. Pulse, variable flow or low leak bleed solenoids, the main component, is a valve that controls electric current. The solenoid is one component related to the torque converter that often fails.