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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Frank Matchett - You fit our vehichle (Toyota Celica) into the Coquitlam Shop so quickly on Monday, June 29th. I am from Kamloops. This was during Canada Day week too. You found a transmission on Vancouver Island and even offered to pick it up yourself if possible. You personally dropped me off and picked me up at the location I was staying at on Port Moody. I so appreciated that kindness. You went above and beyond and kept me, reassured that I would be home on Thursday. My husband was not with me yet you communicated the updates with both him & myself (he was in Kamloops.) You were wonderful with your communication, swiftness in finding the part, I\'m grateful that you fit my car in during this holiday week & your kindness to drop me off & pick me up was so appreciated. So thankful for all that you did Frank Matchett. Sincerely - Mrs. K Devlin
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Steve R
Andrew Ouellette was amazing. Service was booked the next day. dropped the car off at 1pm. Received a call on the work required by 2pm and picked up the car by 4pm. A great service experience!
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Great service
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Kyle T
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Chris & Kurt were Awesome they both went above and beyond ! From Kurt using the Diagnostic tool before they opened as I needed to get to work by 8:50 AM to Chris looking into my options & working on my Transmission They are both incredible ! you have a set of Ambassadors for Mister Transmission that live a vision of caring for the well being of their clients. I will defiantly refer people to them as they are without a doubt the best of the best ! Thank you again Kurt and Chris ! You guys deserve an Award ! Regards Marc
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