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WATCH: Understanding how torque converters work

2018-07-13 13:08

Robin Classen

Image: iStock

Ever wondered what a torque converter is and the purpose it serves in a car?

Maybe you've seen it or heard about it before but never knew exactly what its purpose is in an automatic car.

Understanding torque converters

The purpose of a torque converter is to transfer power to the driveshaft and driving wheels.

Automatic cars, as you know, dont feature a clutch thus needing a component to regulate speed and sync everything together - the torque converter. 

READ: Staying in the sweet spot with Nissan’s upgraded CVT

Understanding torque converters can be pretty complicated with all the things you have to take into account, as opposed to a manually powered car.

Check out the video below:

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