THE 1978 CHRYSLER TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK-UP CLUTCH

A torque converter lock-up clutch was introduced by Chrysler Corporation in a majority of its passenger cars in the 1978 model year. The lock-up clutch improves fuel economy by eliminating torque converter slip in direct gear above a predetermined speed. The clutch and its controls were designed to fit within the confines of the existing transmission. The development of the clutch was primarily concerned with achieving adequate endurance life, good shift quality and isolation of torsional vibrations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Blomquist, A P
    • Mikel, S A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780100
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM