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Torque Converters

The Torque converter is a critical component of the automatic vehicle.  Simply put the torque converter is the coupling between the engine and the transmission.  By directing transmission fluid, by a series of veins, torque is produced.

It can be just as difficult to pin point a problem with a torque converter, as it is with a transmission, however here are several telltale signs indicating possible torque converter faults:
 
  • Shuddering – If your vehicle is shuddering when driving at speeds of roughly 40-70 km/h, (similar to the feeling of driving on a corrugated surface), a torque converter fault is likely.
  • Transmission slipping – If a torque converter is failing, the fluid inside will be distributed ineffectively; if too much or not enough fluid is passed to the transmission, it can cause gears to slip and you may feel a loss of acceleration.
  • Noise – Any unusual sound like clicking or a whining noise, at engine speed, can indicate a failing  torque converter and should be investigated further by professionals.
  • A stripped torque converter input spline loses drive in all gears.  
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"A torque converter ready for reconditioning"
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"Cutaway showing torque converter internals"
Modern cars feature a lock up clutch which couples the engine directly to the transmission, greatly improving economy.

Here at the Gearbox Factory, we specialise in repairing and rebuilding torque converters of all kinds, for both industrial (forklifts, light trucks etc.) and automotive (private/trade vehicles). Our expert torque converter team has repaired over 20,000 units to date and can fully accommodate any queries or issues.

We can collect torque converters and provide return delivery to anywhere in New Zealand, normally featuring a 1-2 day turnaround (subject to parts availability). 
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We will carry out any transmission/gearbox related work on your vehicle (in accordance with your insurance company’s insurance requirements) and will provide full reports to your insurance company, should they be required.  First we just need you to call us to arrange an appointment time to bring your vehicle in, and make sure you bring your service record book in with you.  We will do the rest.