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Where is the torque converter located?

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The torque converter is located near the car's engine. The part has four main components – the pump, the turbine, the stator and the transmission fluid – which are connected to various parts of the engine.

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The housing of the torque converter is bolted to the engine's flywheel. This allows the converter to turn at the same speed as the engine. The pump is located inside the housing. It acts as a centrifugal pump that transports transmission fluid to the outside of the housing as it spins. The transmission fluid enters the blades of the converter's turbine, which are connected to the car's transmission. The stator is located at the center of the torque converter where it redirects the transmission fluid coming from the turbine before it returns to the pump.

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