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When coming to a stop my car jolts forward as if I was hit from the back by another car Can someone confirm if this is the torque converter failing

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Yes it is a transmission problem

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It sounds as if there is no oil pressure in the transmission, it is possible you have no fitted the convertor correctly. if it is not fully engaged into the transmission oil pump it will not drive. of course the other thing could be the transmission has a fault. I am of course assuming you have filled the transmission with the correct type and quantity of oil. if you have pull the trans, and check the convertor has not damaged the oil pump,

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ur tranyy is slippin try tranny flush

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common torque converter failure symptoms are: higher than normal rpms at highway speed, rpm jumping in city traffic (press accelerator and rpms spike before you really start moving), lack of pick up, sometimes a loud roaring sound depending on type of converter. as far as damaging the transmission goes... not really, if the torque converter froze up completely then yes but that is extremely rare. the converter is probably worn out which is generally just letting the crankshaft slip before the transmission can get the power

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