What Is The Purpose Of The Drivetrain?

April 20, 2020 | By Mister Transmission

What Is The Purpose Of The Drivetrain?

The reason that we at Mister Transmission dedicate ourselves specifically to the transmission is for two reasons: the transmission is incredibly important and incredibly complex. Few people know a lot about transmissions. For example, what is the purpose of the drivetrain?

At Mister Transmission, we can handle any transmission repair you need. We have a full diagnostic process, so we can figure out what’s wrong on our own. However, it might help your own peace of mind to know a little bit more about how your transmission operates.

We can’t teach you how to fix your own transmission in one 500-word blog. You could take a whole course on transmission repair and still be unable to do it because you don’t have the very specific equipment required. But we can teach the basics. This will give you a better idea of how to take care of your transmission and of how to identify problems sooner.

You Are Probably Familiar With The Term “drivetrain”. But What Does It Mean? What Is Its Purpose?

In an automobile, the drivetrain is the component –or more accurately, the set of components– that deliver power to the driving wheels, which could mean the front axle, rear axle, or both. This is not to be confused with the powertrain. The drivetrain does not include the engine or motor; the powertrain does. The drivetrain is, in fact, part of the powertrain.

For power to transfer from the engine to the axles, they all must be connected somehow. But they might well be at opposite ends of the vehicle. What’s needed, then, is a long drive shaft. Simple enough, right? Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated than this. The operating speed of the engine is not the same as the operating speed of the wheels. Therefore, they must be matched by the correct gear ratio. The speed of the vehicle must change necessarily, but the ideal engine speed must remain more or less constant. To achieve this, the gearbox ratio must also be changed, and it can be changed manually, automatically, or by automatic continuous variation. It is from these different systems that we get manual, automatic, and continuously variable transmissions.

Does This Mean That The Transmission Is Actually Part Of The Drivetrain?

That’s exactly what this means. The drivetrain consists of the transmission, driveshaft, and axles, as well as many other components that vary depending on what type of transmission you drive, such as the flywheel, gearbox, clutch, torque converter, and more.

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If you’re concerned that there might be something amiss with your drivetrain and would like us to take a look at it, please contact us today.

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