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What's a Torque Converter And Why Do Some Cars Need It

What's a Torque Converter And Why Do Some Cars Need It

Ever wonder what makes your automatic transmission vehicle smoothly shift gears without you having to lift a finger? The torque converter is an essential component of automatic transmissions that transmits power from the engine to the transmission. We'll look into the intricacies of torque converters, exploring their function, importance, and why your car simply can't do without them. What Is The Torque Converter At its core, a torque converter is a fluid coupling device connecting the engine to automatic vehicle transmission. Unlike manual transmissions, which use a clutch to engage and disengage the engine from the transmission, automatic transmissions rely on torque converters to transfer power smoothly and efficiently. The torque converter consists of three main components: the impeller, turbine, and stator, all housed within a sealed unit filled with transmission fluid. How It Works When the engine rotates, it drives the impeller, whic ... read more

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