If the "lock-up" clutch on the torque converter is getting engaged at inconvenient time you would get the conditions that you describe. The lock-up torque converter is there to provide direct-drive when you are running at highway speeds. That can give you a little better economy. If you un-plug the torque converter you will mask the problem, but the fact is that you probably still have a bad relay or other condition that should be repaired. No, it probably won't hurt anything. But lock-up is there for a reason. I have but 300,000 miles on a 1986 with the lock-up clutch disconnected. My 1985 has 200,000 with the lock-up disconnected. Gms oem prosessor chip brings in the lock-up at speeds to slow for the 2.5 DUKE to handle. Take it from me a 500,000 mile guy disconnect the D--- thing! GETERDONE!
They will not only damage it they will destroy the converter.
The heat generated by the converter can back up into the engine and damage it. Cause it to overheat, blow a head gasket or damage the heads.
It can't the converter is in the exhaust system
Yes, it can damage the engine.
Yes it can
Yes, you can do serious damage to the engine if the converter is clogged.
Catalytic converter due to unburned fuel being burnt in the converter. It can also cause damage to the ignition module.
A bad coil can damage a converter. If the engine is misfiring, it will cause raw fuel to get into the converter and that can cause failure.
No, S waves are the ones that do a lot of damage.
Yes, internal coolant consumption can damage a catalytic converter.
yes it can
yes it can because oil cal leak into the exhaust system and contaminate the catalytic converter
No a bad convrter can not damage your transmission however it will make your vehicale run rough
The engine will overheat violently, serious damage can occur if you continue to run the engine.
Yes it is. It can damage the engine.
Depending on the vehicle, it could damage the catalytic converter over time.
Yes, it can cause damage to the O2 sensor and catalytic converter.
Pump will fill the converter when started however running the pump dry may cause damage to the pump
A violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground and capable of producing damage.
You can permanently damage the catalytic converter (if fitted) which can be costly to replace.
Depending on the cause of the misfire, it could damage the catalytic converter.
If the converter is partially clogged it can cause the engine to overheat which can cause serious problems. Other than that if will not harm the engine.
The Torque Converter is part of the transmission, not part of the engine. The torque converter needs to come off with the transmission. You need to remove the starter to access the torque converter bolts/nuts and separate it from the flex plate. Besides loosing all of the fluid in the torque converter, you stand to damage converter seals and/or the pump if the converter isn't properly installed in the transmission.