Cars with automatic transmissions are just as vulnerable as cars with manual transmissions to drivetrain errors. It's because there are multiple elements in the two transmission networks that have the same roles. In an automatic transmission, for example, imagine the torque converter. In a manual transmission, it is the equivalent of the clutch. That said, the signs of a broken converter need to be remembered, many of which are rubbing noises or decreasing engine performance. A torque converter breakdown can also result from metal filings in the transmission fluid. If you experience some of these indications in your car, you can find excellent replacement torque converters here at Vivid Racing.
A fluid coupling system that transports engine power to the automatic transmission is a torque converter. It performs the same function as the clutch in a manual transmission car, in that it helps the motor begin to work when the vehicle is forced to a stop when in gear; other than that, the torque converter performs so without the driver taking any effort. What renders the transmission automatic is the torque converter and the transmission components that cause it to move by itself.
The torque converter's role is similar to 2 face-to-face electric fans, with only one switched on. Airflow from the operated fan will, with no mechanical linkage, transform the turbines of the other fan. The torque converter's impeller is connected to the engine's crankshaft, which offers strength like the driven fan, except that transmission fluid rather than air is the carrier within the torque converter.
The torque converter framework is mounted to a flex plate fixed to the engine's crankshaft, and the converter is located within the front section of the automatic transmission device. The impeller is in the back of the housing, supporting the engine and opposite the rotor in the housing front, also called the pump. The impeller and turbine are positioned between another part called a stator. There are also angled blades on both the impeller and the turbine.
Check Engine Light
An illuminated engine control light means issues with the engine's power generation or output. Besides that, with the transmission, a blinking overdrive light indicates something is different. The torque converter may activate one or both dashboard lights as the connection between the motor and the transmission.
Gear Shifting Issues
Since a broken torque converter cannot accurately transfer the engine's power output, the transmission system will have difficulty in determining the correct gear setting to use at certain driving conditions. This phenomenon can cause your transmission to slip out of gear or delay a shift.
Increased Fuel Consumption
An inexplicable spike in fuel consumption could signify that the torque converter is not working as it should be. If the torque converter is damaged, the engine could overwork itself and cause a sudden increase in fuel use.
High revolutions per minute (RPMs) and contaminated ATF can increase the engine's friction, torque converter, and transmission. The presence of additional friction in these parts can cause overheating while the car is running.
We have the appropriate torque converter required to preserve proper automatic transmission service, no matter what you're operating on or what type of torque converter issues you're having. We sell torque converters built according to OE requirements, so you can rely on the transmission output your car was built to provide when repairs are done. In connection to torque converters, mounting bolts, bushings, torque converter repair sleeves, and torque converter bolts are also available.
From fitment help from our in-house experts to shipping packages, we'll take care of you and your Torque Converters every step of the way. We know how much of a financial investment you're making in a set of Torque Converters or accessories and upgrades. In return, we'll deliver service and product that is second to none.
At Vivid Racing, we love cars. They are our vice in life. We love the automotive community and love our customers who think like us.
Finding a perfect aftermarket product is not an easy job. We fully understand it, and we are here to help you find the best modifications for your car.
We specialize in double takes! Our passion, simply, is helping you to build the car you always dreamed of. Everyone has their favorite look, color, effect, and desires, and we are here to help you achieve your goal.
Vivid Racing ensures that they meet the customer's expectations regarding quality, size, and strength.
The company always provides quality Torque Converters for applications where you need speed and good looks, such as racing cars.
Vivid Racing carries high-performance parts for almost any need. Click these links to choose from our selection of Body Kits, Big Brake Kits, Seats, Custom Wheels and Tires, Engine Parts, Exhaust Parts, Intakes, Suspension, and Transmission Parts.
Buying from Vivid Racing is the best choice you can make. We back every part we sell with our guarantee of satisfaction.
Buy online or give one of our world-class sales professionals a call at 1-480-966-3040. If you don't see what you are looking for, Call Us.
We can help. Vivid Racing was voted #1 in customer service nationwide!
Hands-On Experience and Professionalism is what makes us the best.
LOOKING FOR OEM PARTS? We can help.
Are you tired of paying overly inflated prices that the dealers charge for their parts? Vivid Racing can save you up to 60% off the dealers' prices. Click here to visit our OEM PARTS STORE.