What is torque?

torque steer

Glossary “torque steer” Definition:
An outside influence, such as uneven front tire-tread wear, causing the steering wheel to turn right or left during hard acceleration, relating to the dual torque and steering requirements that are applied to the drive axle of front-wheel-drive vehicles. When there are different length shafts, the long one wraps and there is a slight lag before it puts its torque to the wheel, causing the vehicle to pull to one side.

torque converter

Glossary “torque converter” Definition:
1). Unit that transfers power from the engine to the transmission input shaft by directing and redirecting fluid flow. 2). A type of fluid coupling used to connect the engine crankshaft to the automatic transmission input shaft. Torque converter multiply the available engine torque under certain operating conditions.