A torque converter multiplies the torque

Typical problems with torque converters

Symptoms of a defective torque converter could be: Overheating, slipping gears, jolting, dirty liquid, increased stall speed or strange noises. In most cases, the torque converter won't be the cause of the problem, so don't draw any conclusions until you've checked the automatic transmission first.

Overheating - If you look at your temperature gauge and it starts to overheat, it could mean your torque converter is not working properly. Overheating is probably the most common sign of a defective torque converter as a drop in fluid pressure causes the transmission to overheat. It could also be a sign of low fluid or a defective solenoid.

Gear slips - If too little or too much fluid is supplied to the transmission, the gears can slip and you will often notice a loss of acceleration. You might also notice an increase in your car's fuel consumption. Low or ineffective fluids can also be the cause.

Shake - If you experience any shaking or shaking at around 50 to 80 km / h, it could mean you have problems with the torque converter. It often feels like driving over bumpy roads or bumps and you will definitely notice it when it happens. Shaking comes and goes without warning, so if you first notice it, be sure to have your gearbox checked ASAP.

Impurities in the liquid - If you check the fluid and it is dirty, it means either your transmission or torque converter needs repair soon. You should do a fluid change first, run your car for a while, and then look again.

Increased stall speedt - A defective torque converter takes longer to change gears. You can run a gear shift test to diagnose problems with the torque converter, but you need to know the speed of the torque converter and engine first.

Strange noises - Any extraneous noises such as clicking or a howling noise could indicate a defective torque converter.