What exactly is a Torque Converter?
The torque converter serves the same purpose as the clutch in a manual transmission. To get a vehicle moving, the engine needs to be connected to the wheels and in order for the vehicle to keep running while the car is stopped, the engine needs to be disconnected from the wheels. On a manual car the clutch handles this. On an automatic, this is handled by the torque converter.
Here’s a link to more detail: http://bankspower.com/techarticles/show/9-understanding-torque-converters
What does it mean to “rebuild” a torque converter?
When there are problems with a car’s automatic transmission, sometimes it’s the torque converter. It could be fluid loss, bent vanes, or bad bearings among other problems. When the issue is the torque converter, Superior Torque can take it, open it up and figure out what the issue actually is.
Once they figure out what is wrong, the Team replaces any parts that don’t work and puts the torque converter back together. Superior Torque always uses high quality parts and makes sure that the converter you’re using is the right one for the make and model of your car.
How long will it take to rebuild my torque converter?
Superior Torque aims to rebuild your converter within 24-48 hours.
How much does it cost?
Prices range widely depending upon the make and model of car as well as the condition of the torque converter itself. Please give us a call at (503) 238-0448 and we’ll be happy to discuss the cost.
Where are you located?
Our shop is at 10433 SE Hwy 212. Clackamas, Oregon 97015.