Your Transmission, or gearbox is what we're all about. If you need your transmission rebuilt, Precision Transmission is the place to choose in Redding.
In your motor vehicles, the transmission adapts the output of the internal combustion engine to the drive wheels. Such engines need to operate at a relatively high rotational speed, which is inappropriate for starting, stopping, and slower travel. The transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, increasing torque in the process.
Just FYI, Transmissions are also used on pedal bicycles, fixed machines, and anywhere rotational speed and torque must be adapted.
Your transmission has multiple gear ratios (or simply “gears”), with the ability to switch between them as speed varies. This switching may be done manually, or automatically. Directional (forward and reverse) control is also be provided.
In motor vehicles, the transmission generally is connected to the engine crankshaft via a flywheel and/or clutch and/or fluid coupling. The output of the transmission is transmitted via driveshaft to one or more differentials, which in turn, drive the wheels. While a differential may also provide gear reduction, its primary purpose is to permit the wheels at either end of an axle to rotate at different speeds (essential to avoid wheel slippage on turns) as it changes the direction of rotation.