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what does it mean when TC locks/ and when?

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    what does it mean when TC locks/ and when?

    just not sure what it means, and when does it lock up?? speed, rpm's??

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    i cant explaine it, but here is something that can a lot better then i can


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_converter

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    Yeah I'm unclear on this too. Do all converters lockup under normal driving and unlock under hard acceleration?
    Vote for Pedro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johns00Z28 View Post
    Yeah I'm unclear on this too. Do all converters lockup under normal driving and unlock under hard acceleration?
    not sure but they do make "lock up and non lock up conv"

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    I guess my question is, can the same converter do both?

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    when just noramlly driving, the trans locks up at 42 mph. when i gun it, it unlocks.
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