Subscribe to a magazine

Torque Converter Parts

Back to article View Gallery
8 of 10
A torque converter provides a fluid coupling between the engine and the internal automatic transmission gearing. This photo shows a sliced-open converter. You can see the internal vanes, or blades, of a converter that are use to provide the fluid coupling. The converter also serves as a torque multiplier (by a factor of two or more) as you accelerate from a standstill.