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Why does a torque converter make a car less efficient?

Why does a torque converter make a car less efficient?

Because of the no direct connection between the engine and the transmission, you are losing some power from the engine and the engine will become less efficient. This is often why older transmissions are having a higher fuel consumption than a manual gearbox car.

What to do if your torque converter is slipping?

If you are experiencing a slipping torque converter and you have replaced the transmission fluid and filter and even done a transmission flush to it, it’s time to remove the transmission from the engine and inspect the seals on the axle into the transmission. Here is a video of how to replace the seals inside a transmission.

What are the symptoms of a defective torque converter?

A widespread symptom of a defective torque converter is that the transmission slips when accelerating. You can feel this when the engine revs up when in gear, but the car does not accelerate. Often you need to have a good feel for your car to detect a slipping transmission.

When does a bad torque converter cause a car to stall?

A frequently stalling engine is also indicative of a car having a major mechanical problem. When the engine is rotating at a faster rate compared to the transmission, the torque converter also acts as a torque multiplier.

How to choose the right torque converter for your car?

For the best performance you want to choose a stall that is somewhere near the peak torque of the engine in question. Engines with more low-end toque usually increase stall speed. The exact same converter used on an engine with lower RPMs will stall. Another thing to consider is the resistance put on the engine.

Why does my torque converter slip at low speed?

Slipping Transmission at low speed- The torque converter “stall speed” is the speed that the engine needs to be turning before the torque converter will begin engaging the transmission. When a torque converter is malfunctioning it can cause this stall speed to change and feel like the transmission is slipping.

What are the symptoms of a bad torque converter?

Top 5 Bad Torque Converter Symptoms 1 Strange Sounds. A bad torque converter will cause whining or rattling noises will be heard. 2 Speed Changes. You may be driving along and notice sudden decreases or increases in your vehicle’s acceleration. 3 Shakiness. 4 Transmission Slipping. 5 Shifting Problems.

When do you talk about stall speed in a torque converter?

When someone talks about stall speed, they are talking about how many RPM the engine can attain with the transmission in gear and the car’s brakes applied — before the drive wheel (s) spin. When discussing street-use torque converters, stall speed is typically listed as a range (example: 2,500 to 3,500 rpm).

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Ruth Doyle