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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.
Origin of torque converter
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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