How does fluid get into the torque converter? The pump inside a torque converter is a type of centrifugal pump. As it spins, fluid is flung to the outside, much as the spin cycle of a washing machine flings water and clothes to the outside of the wash tub. As fluid is flung to the outside, a vacuum is created that draws more fluid in at the center.
Do I have to fill the torque converter? Yes you need to fill the torque converter through the shaft hole in the converter not the dipstick tube. Let it sit and the fluid will go down. Fill it some more until it won’t take anymore fluid.
What happens if there is no fluid in a torque converter? It’s when you have a damaged torque converter seal that fluid leaks out and causes the overheating and damage. It is the lack of fluid that causes overheating, slipping, or shuddering. To fix the problem, you need to discover the seal that’s damaged and have it replaced.
Does the transmission fluid fill the torque converter? When installing the converter onto the transmission, please pour approximately one quart of ATF (automatic transmission fluid) into the converter before installing into the transmission. Using a light grease, coat the transmission seal, front pump bushing, and converter neck.
- How does fluid get into the torque converter? – Additional Questions
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