K&L Clutch & Transmission was founded in 1983, and we’ve taken great pride in providing the best in sales, service and quality parts for nearly 30 years. Our staff has over 150 years combined experience in this industry and can provide you with the best sales and service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
From our home office in Hurst, Texas, we supply only the best torque converters from the best brands. But we also stock a full catalog of replacement and repair parts, can manufacture customized specialty parts from our warehouse, and can meet you with a service team just about anywhere in the world should you have a problem.
Three Common Torque Converter Problems
Industrial Torque Converter
Industrial torque converters provide the torque and horsepower that makes your projects go—but they’re not immune to to breakdowns. Here are three common industrial torque converter problems you might run into (especially if you’re using one of the top brands we provide):
The most likely problem you’ll run into, overheating can usually be directly traced to low converter fluid pressure and/or air present in the system. This can be caused by several factors: when fluid levels get too low, when the filter gets clogged, suction lines are cracked or the charging pump begins to fail. Overheating can damage the seals, o-rings and gaskets leading to fluid leaks and a lack of proper fluid circulation.
2. Deformed Blades
A fragmented or deformed turbine blade is another sure way to see an industrial torque converter quickly lose its effectiveness. This can happen as result of rapid overheating of the torque converter or contamination ingested into the system which can lead to the turbine blades beginning to break and pull away from the hubs. With extreme heat, the blades can even break into pieces. Torque converters with deformed or fragmented blades require significant and expensive repairs (or a complete rebuild) to avoid a prohibitive loss of torque converter efficiency.
3. Proper Installation
When installing a new K&L torque converter, it is best practice to install new cooler lines and have the radiator/cooler professionally cleaned. This insures that all contamination from the previous converter installation is removed from the system. If coolers and lines are not clean, then debris from the previous converter failure will be ingested into the new converter causing a very quick and costly failure.
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