Do I Need My Torque Converter Repaired?

December 24, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

Do I Need My Torque Converter Repaired?

If you’ve noticed some problems while driving your vehicle, it’s possible that the torque converter is to blame. Do you need your torque converter repaired?

What Exactly Is A Torque Converter, Anyway?

Before we discuss torque converter repair, it might be beneficial to go over just what the torque converter is, first. In manual transmissions, the clutch connects the engine to the transmission. Disengaging the clutch is what allows you to stop your vehicle without stopping the engine. Automatic transmissions don’t have a clutch but rather a torque converter, which is a type of fluid coupling. The torque converter permits the engine to largely spin independently of the transmission.

This means that, if your engine is turning slowly, let’s say because you’re idling, only a very small amount of torque passes through the converter. As a result, you don’t have to press hard on the brake pedal to keep your vehicle stopped. And when you want to get going again, you have to press harder on your gas pedal which increases engine RPM and torque within the torque converter and the result is forward or reverse motion.

How Often Do Torque Converters Need To Be Repaired?

Because they are used so much in automatic transmissions, torque converters undergo more stress than other components, meaning they require more repair than some other components. Nevertheless, by taking care of your transmission and bringing it to transmission shops for regular check-ups and maintenance, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of needing torque converter repair. As for the repair itself, while there are some adjustments a mechanic can make to the torque converter or the surrounding areas, they are usually simply replaced when they are malfunctioning.

How Do You Know If Your Torque Converter Needs To Be Repaired?

If you experience your transmission slipping, overheating, or making unusual noises, you may need torque converter repair. Another sign of a possible torque converter issue is if your transmission fluid is an opaque, dark red or if it smells bad. Good transmission fluid has a neutral smell and is largely translucent with a reddish hue. However, these could also be symptoms of a different kind of transmission problem, so it’s best to bring your car in for the experts to see.

Mister Transmission Offers Torque Converter Repair.

At Mister Transmission, we can repair or replace torque converters as well as perform a broad number of other transmission maintenance and repair services. We service automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, and CVT transmissions. To learn more, please contact us. We’re also happy to state that we have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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