Let's Get to The Basics of Your Transmission

The hydraulic system in your transmission is responsible for telling the mechanical components what to do, and when to do it. In order to better understand how your transmission works, it’s important to understand the mechanical components of it.

Clutches

Your transmission is packed with clutches that engage or disengage when necessary, thereby engaging or disengaging certain gears. Essentially your clutches allow something to move or prevent it from moving, which achieves different gear ratios.

Planetary Gears

Planetary gears are an ingenious system of gears that include the ring gear, the planet gears, and the sun gear. The planets revolve around the sun, and the ring surrounds the planets. It’s a little hard to imagine, but different gear ratios are achieved by unlocking or locking certain gears in the planetary setup, which changes the speed of the output shaft.

Bands

Bands perform in the same way that the clutches do, but for different abilities. The bands either clamp down on or release the drum that the other components are inside of, furthering the number of gear ratios your transmission can achieve. They are essentially a ring lined with friction material that surrounds the drum.

Your transmission is a complex and well-engineered component. The more familiar you are with how it works, the better you’ll understand your transmission, and how to take care of it. At Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID, our goal is to keep your transmission going strong for a long time.



_________________

Thank you for visiting Blue Lakes Auto Repair in Twin Falls, ID. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.

Schedule your appointment today (208) 734-6809 or REQUEST APPOINTMENT HERE.

  • Jasper
  • Acdelco
  • Amsoil
  • Ari Fleet
  • ASE
  • BG Products
  • Bosch Automotive
  • Bully Dog
  • Castrol
  • Cummins Diesel
  • Duramax Diesel
  • Exide Batteries
  • FASS
  • Federated Car Care
  • Fleet Services
  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mobil Oil
  • Motorcraft Parts
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • Parts Plus
  • Smart Flow
  • Shell
  • Sinister Diesel
  • Valvoline

Blue Lakes Auto Repair

490 Washington St S
Twin Falls, ID 83301

location small (208) 734-6809
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SHOP HOURS

Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturdays: CLOSED

Make An Appointment