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What is a Torque Converter?
A torque converter converts the engine’s rotational force into power that’s delivered to the driven wheels of a vehicle through a mechanical chain. A torque converter is basically a hydraulically controlled friction device. It multiplies engine torque and allows you to brake safely, while also allowing the car to stop without having to shift gears.
Most modern cars use lock-up torque converters. Non-locking torque converters are used in older vehicles.
A lock-up torque converter has a built-in locking clutch mechanism, so you don't have to worry about locking up the torque converter when you shift gears.
Once the transmission senses a specific speed or engine RPM, the torque converter will lock in a direct connection between the input and output shafts for better efficiency.
Before the invention of lock-up clutches, we basically accepted the energy loss that occurred during the transfer of power from the engine to the transmission. When the clutch is disengaged, the turbine continues to rotate faster than the impeller until the two rotate at the same speed. Thus, energy loss.