the gear system and to prevent vehicle movement while the
is in the parked position. Figures 1-14 and 1-15 provide a
view of torque converter operation. They are provided as an
Torque Converter Cutaway Showing Curvature of
b. The X200-4 transmission incorporates a frictional lockup
clutch to eliminate slippage.
Even at normal highway speeds, there
is a certain amount of slippage in the torque converter. The lockup
clutch locks the turbine to the torque converter housing which
When slippage is eliminated, the vehicle will
experience better fuel mileage and transmission wear will be greatly
Figure 1-16 provides an example of a torque converter
equipped with a lockup clutch.