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Can a TQ go bad from sitting?

Can a torque converter go bad from just sitting around on a shelf? Lets say a TQ has been sitting on a shelf for 5 years covered up with a rag, would you have a problem installing it in a vehicle and not worrying about it working as long as it functioned properly when it was placed on the shelf?

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Can a torque converter go bad from just sitting around on a shelf? Lets say a TQ has been sitting on a shelf for 5 years covered up with a rag, would you have a problem installing it in a vehicle and not worrying about it working as long as it functioned properly when it was placed on the shelf?

give us a clue what the converter application is.

A lock up style converter, the material on the lock up plate may stick to the converter surface like a regular manual trans clutch friction disc can stick to the flywheel

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