Diagnostic Solutions: Transmission Electronics Marquette MI
Center Line, MI
906 226 7700
By Gary Goms
December 01, 2007
Electronic automatic transmissions have gained popularity in recent years because of the flexibility that on-board electronics can provide in the area of powertrain management. Electronic transmission controls, for example, have done away with the rough, imprecise shifting patterns inherent in early mechanically controlled transmissions. With the continued refinement of electronically controlled automatic transmissions, an automatic can usually be made more fuel-efficient for average daily driving than its manual transmission counterpart.
TORQUE CONVERTER BASICS
Each of these parts has a set of curved vanes that accelerates and controls the flow of oil in the torque converter housing. The impellor, which is driven by the engine, uses centrifugal force to push oil into the turbine. The turbine, which is attached to the transmission input shaft, recei...