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Torgue converter question

As far as I know WK2 with V6 don't have torque converter and those with Hemi do.

Can anyone explain why it is needed on WK2 with Hemi but not on WK2 with V6?
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:16 PM
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If its an auto trans it has a torque converter. It can't function without one.

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Re: Torgue converter question

Then I may be wrong in my original post. The reason I assumed WK2 with V6 doesn't have torque converter is that a lot of conversations about infamous "shudder" issue mention V8 and torque converter. Torque converter is never mentioned with V6.
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Re: Torgue converter question

A auto tranny requires a torque converter, everyone has one... Think of it as performing the same job as a clutch in a stick shift. When you slow down it slips and when stopped it disengages the engine and tranny. If it wasn't there, the car would stall everytime you came to a stop and would jump forward when starting the car.

I'd guess the V8 models have a different tranny, if they are the only ones with this problem. The V6 WK had the same tranny as the SRT8 and the V8s had a different tranny 5-45RFE like the WJ. Like I say though, I know nothing about the issue or what tranny is in what. Check WK2jeeps.com?

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All automatic transmissions have one that's the way the engine can keep running when the vehicle comes to a stop. the v8 has a different one than the v6 a well as different programing

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