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Horrible idle = bad torque converter?

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My 1993 Mazda 626 2.0 automatic has had a very, very rough idle for years! Especially when you turn on the AC which is most of the time here. The whole car shakes!

There is a very uninformative video on YouTube in which someone describes and shows his rough idle. His title says “bad torque converter” but there is no other information. 

Since I have replaced nearly every other thing including the engine and the transmission, maybe it’s time for a torque converter? Can anyone explain this or give any more information?

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The torque converter goes between the engine and the transmission. Changing it would cost about three times the value of your car.

My 2000 has a terribly rough idle as well... I'd suggest, love it or leave it. :biggrin:

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