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Quick question bugging me:
Obviously the car moves forward when neither applying the brake nor the accelerator.

How does this not damage the transmission when the brake is pressed?

I first thought that perhaps the transmission releases when the brake is applied, but why can I inch forward while applying my brake then?

It seems like it would strip the transmission if it were trying to accelerate while braking.

Thanks, Mac

Edit 1: Thanks for all your responses, I now understand it! I don't think this is a duplicate, because the question on how a torque converter works doesn't include this questioquestion, and as a result I wasn't able to find an answer without asking a seperateseparate question.

Quick question bugging me:
Obviously the car moves forward when neither applying the brake nor the accelerator.

How does this not damage the transmission when the brake is pressed?

I first thought that perhaps the transmission releases when the brake is applied, but why can I inch forward while applying my brake then?

It seems like it would strip the transmission if it were trying to accelerate while braking.

Thanks, Mac

Edit 1: Thanks for all your responses, I now understand it! I don't think this is a duplicate, because the question on how a torque converter works doesn't include this questio, and as a result I wasn't able to find an answer without asking a seperate question.

Quick question bugging me:
Obviously the car moves forward when neither applying the brake nor the accelerator.

How does this not damage the transmission when the brake is pressed?

I first thought that perhaps the transmission releases when the brake is applied, but why can I inch forward while applying my brake then?

It seems like it would strip the transmission if it were trying to accelerate while braking.

Thanks, Mac

Edit 1: Thanks for all your responses, I now understand it! I don't think this is a duplicate, because the question on how a torque converter works doesn't include this question, and as a result I wasn't able to find an answer without asking a separate question.

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Quick question bugging me:
Obviously the car moves forward when neither applying the brake nor the accelerator.

How does this not damage the transmission when the brake is pressed?

I first thought that perhaps the transmission releases when the brake is applied, but why can I inch forward while applying my brake then?

It seems like it would strip the transmission if it were trying to accelerate while braking.

Thanks, Mac

Edit 1: Thanks for all your responses, I now understand it! I don't think this is a duplicate, because the question on how a torque converter works doesn't include this questio, and as a result I wasn't able to find an answer without asking a seperate question.

Quick question bugging me:
Obviously the car moves forward when neither applying the brake nor the accelerator.

How does this not damage the transmission when the brake is pressed?

I first thought that perhaps the transmission releases when the brake is applied, but why can I inch forward while applying my brake then?

It seems like it would strip the transmission if it were trying to accelerate while braking.

Thanks, Mac

Quick question bugging me:
Obviously the car moves forward when neither applying the brake nor the accelerator.

How does this not damage the transmission when the brake is pressed?

I first thought that perhaps the transmission releases when the brake is applied, but why can I inch forward while applying my brake then?

It seems like it would strip the transmission if it were trying to accelerate while braking.

Thanks, Mac

Edit 1: Thanks for all your responses, I now understand it! I don't think this is a duplicate, because the question on how a torque converter works doesn't include this questio, and as a result I wasn't able to find an answer without asking a seperate question.

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