torque converter


Definition of torque converter 

: a device for transmitting and amplifying torque especially by hydraulic means

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But if the transmission clutches are cooked, the gears are chewed up or the torque converter is failing, those cannot be repaired with the transmission still in the car. Ray Magliozzi,, "There’s really no shortcut on a transmission rebuild," 6 Apr. 2018 To save weight and optimize response time during acceleration, a wet start-off clutch replaces the torque converter. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Updated Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets new AMG E63 S variant for year 2018 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 15 Dec. 2017 All of the dirty fluid that’s sitting in the torque converter, and many of the passages, just stays there and contaminates the new fluid. Ray Magliozzi,, "When it comes to transmission fluid, flushing beats changing," 29 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of torque converter

1927, in the meaning defined above

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