What are some sypmtoms of a bad torque converter, I don't know if the TCC is just part of the torque converter, but i want to know the symptoms of an entire bad unit. My clunking problem is getting worse. Here is what i am having issues with and I think it is related to the torque converter:
1.) Very little low end power. For a 3.1 MPFI, it should be better. I have to really punch the revs up to get it going. 0-30 is what is poor. Sometimes when the converter (if thats what it even is) is NOT acting up, it will accelerate strong, and i don't have the punch the gas. It is much MUCH more responsive.
2.) The whole car shudders at around 35mph
3.) You can coast, and when you step on the gas again, it either clunks and then goes, or it revs high for a second and snaps back into gear. THIS HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE AND WORSE!
Very rarely these problems seem to disappear for a few miles, and come right back. Hot or cold, it doesn't make a difference.
My trans fluid is fine, the CV joints are fine, the bearings are good, etc. The torque converter is the only thing i can think of that would make all 3 of these problems.