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How to Replace Timing Gears

The engine camshaft has to turn at precisely half the crankshaft speed.

How to Shift From First to Second Gear in a Manual Transmission Car

Step 2: Press the clutch pedal to the floor with your left foot and release the gas pedal.

How to Drive a Manual Transmission Car Without Using the Clutch

If you drive a car with a manual transmission, your car has a clutch.

The Mechanics of Cars: Simple Machines in Automobiles

Simple machines are single, mechanical devices that help improve the daily life of humans by allowing them to work faster, easier, and more efficiently.

How to Figure Out the Gear Ratio of Your Car

You typically hear people talking about gearing or gear ratios when speaking about muscle cars.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Selector Cable

The shift selector cable puts the transmission into the proper gear, which is indicated by the shift selector that it has been moved by the driver.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Cable

A clutch cable is the steel braided cable found on manual transmission vehicles that connects the transmission clutch linkage to the clutch pedal mechanism.

Is it Safe to Drive With a Slipping Transmission?

The transmission converts the power from the engine into motion so the vehicle can move.

3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gear Shifter

The gear shifter allows the vehicle to be put into different gears on a manual transmission.

Understanding Main Gears Vs. Planetary Gears

Aspiring mechanics spend hours learning about how main gears and planetary gears work in a car transmission, so a full dissertation simply isn’t possible within this relatively brief article.

The 10 Transmission Problems to Never Ignore

There’s nothing quite like transmission problems to stress out the average car owner.

How Long Does Transmission Fluid Last?

Transmission fluid lubricates all the moving parts of your car transmission, and in an automatic transmission, it also acts as a coolant and viscous fluid that delivers engine power to the transmission.

How Long Does a Clutch Last?

It’s a fact of life that a car clutch will almost certainly wear out before your car does.

How Does a Clutch Work in a Manual Transmission?

The clutch in a car transmission is what works to engage and disengage the drive shaft’s moving parts.

How an Automatic Transmission Works

An automatic transmission allows a vehicle engine to operate within a narrow speed range, just like a manual transmission does.

How a Manual Transmission Works

A manual transmission helps a vehicle achieve a desired speed through the use of gears, a clutch, and a shifter.

What Is Direct Drive Gear?

Direct drive is a type of transmission that allows for better gear shifting within a motor vehicle.

Peugeot releases new transmissions for the 308 which increase efficiency

The 308, one of the toughest competitors in the European compact hatchback market, is getting some improvements that increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption.

Is Fiat's "Eco pack" greenwashing or the right direction for the car industry to go?

Later this year in the UK buyers of Fiat's Bravo can pay just £300 ($595 US dollars) for the optional "Eco" pack. What's in the "Eco" Pack? The package includes low rolling resistance tires, longer gear ratios and different setting for the car's computer. All that eco-pack-goodness adds up to an improvem