A steptronic automatic transmission allows for an automatic transmission to have the same shifting dynamics of a manual transmission. This type of transmission is present in BMW vehicles.
To activate the Steptronic transmission, the driver just has to move the gear selector lever up and down. This type of transmission takes a six-speed automatic transmission and makes it operate like a six-speed manual transmission. There are keys in the steering wheel that someone can use to shift the gears instead of the lever, so that the driver is able to keep his or her hands on the wheel while driving.Learn More
Common symptoms of automatic transmission problems include gear slippage, transmission fluid leakage or transmission fluid that is dark and smells burnt. In addition, rough or clunky gear changes can also be a sign of transmission trouble.Full Answer >
The five-speed shiftable automatic is an automatic transmission found in many cars that offers the driver the option to change gears manually without the use of a clutch. This option allows the driver to operate the vehicle with the ease of an automatic, but operate in a manner similar to a manual transmission in situations where greater control is necessary or desired.Full Answer >
An automatic transmission works by using a system of planetary gears that lock and unlock to accomplish gear changes. Automatic transmissions use a torque converter, rather than a clutch, to disconnect the transmission from the engine when the car is coming to a stop.Full Answer >
The timing belt connects a vehicle's crankshaft and camshaft. Timing belts also play a crucial role in the proper operation of an engine's pistons and valves.Full Answer >