Used Lexus Torque Converters
All used Lexus Torque Converters listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Lexus are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.
About Torque Converters
The Lexus torque converter is a fluid coupling that is bolted to the flywheel of the engine and uses fins to turn at the same speed as the flywheel. Its job is to allow the engine to spin independently of the transmission. The Lexus torque converter consists of four parts. These are the centrifugal pump, the turbine, the stator and transmission fluid. The turbine is the part nearest to the flywheel. The stator is next to this and controls the transmission fluid to retain as much as possible. The pump is positioned on the other side of the stator. As the pump spins, the transmission fluid inside the Lexus torque converter is forced to the outside of the converter. This fluid creates a vacuum and travels through the turbine which causes the transmission to rotate and moves the vehicle.
Signs that the Lexus torque converter is damaged can include a clicking noise when the transmission is engaged, which is caused by a damaged gear. You may also have issues in moving from one gear to the other. The vehicle may also jump in to gear, which can be caused by a poor flow of transmission fluid.
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- Lexus has official paint inspectors, and they have to pass a lot of tests to get this prestigious role. They then have to pass a test every four years in order to be allowed to continue in the position.
- Prince Albert II of Monaco used a Lexus 600h L Landaulet as the official car for his wedding. The car came with a transparent, one-piece roof, and the vehicle took 2000 hours to prepare for the event.
- Although Mexico is a huge market, Lexus doesn't have a single dealership there. While Lexus has a presence in over 90 countries, they are conspicuously absent from the 13th largest car market on the planet!
- The 24 hour Nurburgring race is always a good event, but Lexus were the first to enter the race with a hybrid car, the RX 400h. Its success in the event led many other manufacturers to look more closely at hybrid cars. Now, Lexus sells more hybrid cars than any other manufacturer, and in the UK, as many as 95% of all Lexus cars sold are hybrids.