A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load.In this episode of the Softelectronic’s series for modern automatic transmissions we will present to you the structure and operation of the torque converter.
We will find out how to prevent costly repairs as a result of untimely maintenance, improper repair, and low-quality parts. We will follow up on the process of restoring the torque converter to its factory quality. Watch the video from Softelectronic for more inf:
In a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the torque converter connects the power source to the load. It is usually located between the engine’s flexplate and the transmission. The equivalent location in a manual transmission would be the mechanical clutch.
The main characteristic of a torque converter is its ability to multiply torque when the output rotational speed is so low that it allows the fluid coming off the curved vanes of the turbine to be deflected off the stator while it is locked against its one-way clutch, thus providing the equivalent of a reduction gear.