Torque Converters For Sale

The torque converter in your vehicle acts as a hydrodynamic fluid-coupling device. Converters are found between the engine and transmission in automatic vehicles. They take the place of mechanical clutch systems found in standard transmissions. The coupler also multiplies torque during acceleration, acting as a reduction gear.

Components in a torque converter:

The stator in a converter is the component that makes the difference between a fluid-coupling system and one that converts or multiplies torque. If the stator is not working, there will be no change in the amount of torque. This portion of the system changes the fluid flow and allows the drive wheels to receive more torque than is actually produced by the engine alone.The cover of the torque converter is located towards the engine side of the assembly. It provides the connection to the flywheel of the engine and holds the fluid needed for operation. While the cover does not actively produce torque, it must be able to withstand the high hydraulic pressure produced by the converter. It must also be able to withstand the thrust and torsional stress of the system.The impeller pump is located on the transmission end of the converter. This pump contains the fins that force fluid to the turbine. The turbine is attached with a spline from the input shaft on the transmission to the drive train of the vehicle. Movement of the turbine allows vehicle movement. Some converters also use a temporary locking mechanism that reduces slippage and increases fuel economy.

Signs of converter failure:

A defective converter can cause your transmission to slip. You may also notice surging or lurching. A delay in shifting, most noticeable when shifting from park into drive, may also indicate a failure. Delay in movement from a stopped position or lack of hill climbing power can signal problems. You will need to diagnose the problem to determine if the fault is in your transmission or the converter.With all of the different converters on the market, and the amount they multiply torque, you need to ensure that you purchase the correct model for your vehicle. You can count on us to find accurate and reliable parts your vehicle.