What Is Torque Converter Lockup?

Answer At one time, automatics lagged far behind manual transmissions in terms of fuel efficiency. Though the design had been around for some time, it wasn't until fairly recently that lockup torque conve... Read More »

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What Happens When a Torque Converter Goes Bad?

Magnetic rollers are hard plastic cylinders with ventilation holes, called "magnetic" because wet hair seems to stick to them without the use of styling products. While magnetic rollers can create ... Read More »

How to Tell When a Torque Converter Is Out?

A torque converter works similarly to the clutch on an automatic car or truck transmission. Problems with the torque converter can cause your transmission to malfunction and may cause lasting damag... Read More »

What Is a Torque Converter?

Torque converters are a type of fluid coupling used in almost all automatic-equipped vehicles. These components allow an engine to idle without a manually operated clutch and are now one of the mos... Read More »

Torque Converter Vs. Gears?

A torque converter that is properly matched to gear ratio can be the difference between a race winner and an engine-bogging mess. These two factors work closely with engine power band to create a c... Read More »