Understanding Automatic Transmission

When it comes time to get transmission repairs it’s important to seek a mechanic who has specialized knowledge of automobiles. Before you go to the mechanic, however, you might want to have a better understanding of how your transmission works. In this article, we will look at automatic transmission.

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Automatic transmission uses the planetary gear set. The video explains that planetary gear sets have two inputs and one output. The two inputs are connected to the sun gears that are found in the system and different speeds have different effects on how it works.

An intermediate shaft is found in between the input and output shafts. Inside this intermediate shaft, you can find multiple clutch plates. As your car shifts different gears the intermediate shaft will make use of different clutch plates.

This system is called an automatic transmission because the car automatically changes the gear that is used for you as you increase or decrease speed. In a manual transmission, you have to physically change what gear you are in as you drive. Overall, automatic transmission makes your life easier when you drive. Hopefully next time you go to get repairs on your transmission you have a better understanding of what is happening behind the scenes.


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