Tech Tuesday: Torque Converter Cutting And Cleaning With Goerend

For Tech Tuesday, we thought it would be cool to dive into what goes into cutting and cleaning torque converters. Although the splittable and rebuildable converters are on their way into our hearts, the majority of torque converters out there on the road today are the traditional sealed units. We will quickly walk you through the procedure that our friends over at Goerend Transmission go through in checking and repairing your units to get you back on the road.
It can be difficult to pinpoint a transmission problem as an issue with the torque converter but there are some telltale signs you should be aware of. Symptoms of a bad torque converter include overheating, slipping, shuddering, dirty fluid, high stall speeds, or strange noises. If you’re experiencing either of this, chances are, your torque converter will go through this exact surgery soon.

To begin, once your unit arrives at their location, the technicians get it unboxed and ready for disassembly. Since these are sealed, and by sealed we mean welded shut, together, they have the tooling that will cut into the front cover exposing its insides.

Once the unit has been checked thoroughly, it will be reassembled with either the good existing parts or replaced with new parts depending on the situation. 

Common Converter Issues

Damaged Torque Converter Seals- A damaged seal in the converter will allow fluid to leak out of the converter which results in a number of issues such as shifting issues, slippage, and overheating.

Damaged Converter Clutches- Like a manual transmission, automatics have clutches too except they are located throughout the transmission as well as inside the converter. Clutch failure can cause multiple issues as including sticking in gear.

If you’re looking to have one of the best torque converter options for your diesel truck, Goerend is certainly a good choice. Goerend has been in the automotive business since 1947 with a diesel truck and torque converter focus for the past 40 years. You will see their products driving up the road, ripping down a drag strip, or pulling a sled down a dirt track. Modified diesel owners trust the Goerend brand and love their customer service. For more information about Goerend Transmission and to get fitted with your own parts, be sure and check out their website here. Stay tuned to Diesel Army for more information and news from the diesel industry.

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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