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  • How Manual Transmissions Work

    Part 6 of 6     May 8th, 2017   So let’s bring this all together and walk through what happens whenever you shift gears in a vehicle. We’ll begin with starting a...

  • Other Transmission Parts

    Part 5 of 6     May 1st, 2017   Idler gear. The idler gear (sometimes called “reverse idler gear”) sits between the reverse gear on the output shaft and a gear on the...

  • Parts of a Manual Transmission in Two Sections

    Part 4 of 6  April 24, 2017 So by now, you should have a basic understanding of a transmission’s purpose: it ensures that your engine spins at an optimal rate...

  • Gear Ratios

    Part 3 of 6    4/17/17 Inside the transmission are a series of variously sized, toothed gears that produce torque. Because the gears that interact with each other are different sizes,...

  • What Transmissions Do Continued

    Part 2 of 6     April 10th 2017 That brings us to our second problem: cars need more or less torque in certain situations. For example, when you’re starting a...

  • What Transmissions Do

    April 3rd, 2017  Part 1 of 6 Before we get into the specifics of how a manual transmission works,  let’s talk about what transmissions do in general. As discussed in our...