Parts of a Transmission to Consider
- Gears: even if you are driving an automatic, the gears inside the transmission are still shifting regularly. The gears are broken into two groups called the Main and Planetary.
- Fluid: whether the car is automatic or manual, it still needs fluid to run smoothly. Without fluid, the car will literally come to a grinding halt.
- Filter: the filter in the transmission helps keep the fluid free of contaminants and particles, ensuring that the shifting remains smooth.
- Bell Housing: Bell housings protect the internal components housed within, such as the flywheel and torque converter. It is bolted securely onto the engine block, but can be found in other places depending on whether the car is a front wheel, rear wheel, or 4WD.