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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. Gear ratios can be changed in many vehicles, which can result in a change in...
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. As the engine achieves higher degrees of torque (torque is the rotational power of...
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. It works like this: when the driver wants to shift gears, he or she...

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How Long Does Transmission Fluid Last?
The best guideline for when to change automatic transmission fluid comes from the manufacturer of the transmission itself. The owner’s manual for each vehicle provides the recommended mileage intervals for service. Typical recommendations generally range from 30,000 to 60,000 miles....
Understanding Main Gears Vs. Planetary Gears?
There is often a debate among expert mechanics about what type of transmission system is the most efficient and effective method of applying horsepower to the wheel. Some believe that automatic transmissions are best suited for consumers that commute frequently,...
Does An Automatic Transmission Have a Clutch?
An automatic transmission does not use the same style clutch that a manual transmission uses. The automatic transmission uses a torque converter attached to the engine and transmission to serve as a connection between the two components. The torque convertor...
What Are the Top Transmission Problems That Should Never Be Ignored?
Ignoring problems with cars is like ignoring problems with teeth. Waiting longer usually just results in more pain and expense. Seeing transmission fluid on the ground under your vehicle should get your attention right away. Transmission fluid is usually reddish-brown....
What Do Transmission Error Codes Tell You?
Using transmission error codes is a necessary procedure for a transmission technician since automatic transmissions have been computer controlled for over 20 years. The transmissions currently in use are very different to diagnose and repair than transmissions from decades ago....
Replacing transmission on '95 Toyota Corolla with Celica transmission
You shouldn't just be swapping those things because it's a different engine, different size, and different gear ratio in them. Just live with whatever it does because you really shouldn't be doing these types of swap. I know guys who...

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