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Manual Transmission Assemblies

While an automatic transmission certainly makes driving a vehicle much easier, it does not quite have the element of fun you can get from a standard transmission. Of course, it also saves you money when you buy a brand new car. And while the standard transmission is not quite as complex as an automatic one, it is no less important in allowing you to drive your vehicle to where you need to go.

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Your standard transmission is the method by which power moves from your engine to your wheels, and without it, you would not go anywhere unless you were willing to push your vehicle. It allows the power from the engine to be turned into torque, which turns a number of gears throughout the vehicle and allows the wheels to spin smoothly, rather than stopping and starting as they would if the power came from the engine without a transmission.

The standard transmission looks simple from the top, because you have just a clutch and a speed shifter. However, when you press the clutch with your foot, it pulls a cable which instantly pulls the clutch plate away from the fast-spinning gears without causing any grinding or other damage. At this point, you can move the shifter to the speed you are looking for, and this moves the shafts inside the transmission so the specific gear is selected, again without causing grinding or problems. It seems simple, but it is actually a very detailed process and if you are not up with the maintenance, you will soon discover issues.

Those issues can start small, like the clutch slowly wearing out or the teeth on one or more gears beginning to snap off. These small issues may be difficult to notice, but they can become serious if they are ignored. The serious problems include things like the clutch breaking, which can then cause the fast-spinning gears or shafts to be damaged at the same time. If too many teeth are allowed to grind down or snap off a gear, you may find that you cannot use that particular gear until it is fixed.

So you need to monitor the condition of your standard transmission while you are driving. You should be on the lookout for certain problems, like when you notice that it is more difficult than usual to slide the shifter into the speed you want to use. This is often a sign of a wearing clutch, as is a grinding noise when you try to change speed and you know you are putting the right amount of pressure on the clutch. In the worst case, you may find that a gear is unusable or that you cannot use any gear at all, and this is an expensive problem you want to avoid.

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In this article we'll look at the differences between a "transaxle" and a "transmission". In short, a transaxle performs both the gear-changing function of a transmission and the power-splitting ability of an axle differential in one integrated unit. A transmission performs the gear-changing function only, delivering power via a single output shaft at the back of...
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1971 Porsche 911 Series | Posted by William | (Chester, VT)

Product OK, but found out I could have bought it for almost half as much elsewhere.

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