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torque converter

noun, Machinery
a fluid coupling in which three or more rotors are used, one of which can be checked so that output torque is augmented and output speed diminished.
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for torque converter
  • The sole transmission is a six-speed automatic with a new torque converter, up from the current five-speed.
  • Typically, transmissions with electronic transmission control, have more than one set of torque converter lockup preconditions.
  • Change all fluids such as engine, transmission, torque converter transfer case and other differentials.
  • For automatic transmissions, the input and output speed of the torque converter turbine can be used to infer crankshaft torque.
  • Depress the accelerator to full throttle, allowing the engine to put the transmission torque converter into a stall condition.
  • The two wheels on the engine unit received power from the engine through the transmission and torque converter.
  • For turbocharged engines, the engine is run at torque converter stall or hydrostatic transmission load.
  • Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque converter free of charge.
  • The leakage occurred in the area where the torque converter case was bolted to the engine flywheel housing, near the starter.
British Dictionary definitions for torque converter

torque converter

a hydraulic device for the smooth transmission of power in which an engine-driven impeller transmits its momentum to a fluid held in a sealed container, which in turn drives a rotor Also called hydraulic coupling
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