A torque converter is a type of fluid coupling, which allows the engine to spin somewhat independently of the transmission. It is responsible for applying pressure to the automatic transmission fluid, which supplies the force necessary to shift the transmission gears.
The Torque Converter consists of the following four components:
A dysfunctional or worn torque converter can prevent transmission fluid from being pressurised properly, negatively impacting the transmission gear function and operation.
If correctly tuned, this complex device can have a tremendous impact on your vehicle’s performance, economy and durability.