Vehicles are complex machines. Every component of a vehicle has a big part to play in its movement. From automatic transmission to transmission shifter cable and every other component - all these parts and components put together make a vehicle what it is. Talking about each of these systems and parts would take a lot of time. So, let us discuss the ones mentioned above.
Understanding how automatic transmission works is very difficult. The number of moving parts it comprises and how it brings them together to produce the desired result needs time and a technical mind to comprehend clearly. In simple words, the transmission system of your vehicle is responsible for transferring the power generated in the engine to the wheels with the help of the shifter handle. The transmission is connected to the shifter handle with a shifter cable. Vehicles with manual transmission have two shifter cables, while ones with automatic transmission have just one shifter cable. As opposed to manual transmission, the transfer of power and the consequent building up of speed takes place with the help of a torque converter - it automates the shifting and acceleration process.
You may have found this description of transmission quite simple, but as we already alluded to, going deeper into its working and just taking an account of the number of components it puts to work to move a vehicle, makes it tough for most people to understand it. Also, there are things you need to frequently do to ensure that the transmission continues to run smoothly. Changing the transmission fluid is one such thing. If the transmission is not working fine, you will experience problems in gear shifting, acceleration, and in the worst case, even the failure of the transmission system.
The shift linkage system that comprises the transmission shifter cable, the shifter handle, and the transmission could also go wrong with time if there is a problem with any of these parts. If the transmission is not responding the way it should or if you have started hearing buzzing, humming, or whining sounds coming out of the vehicle, you need to get your shift linkage system checked. An important component that you may not know about or think is so important is transmission shift cable bushing. Every time you feel there is a problem with shift linkage and you go to a technician to get it fixed, ask them to check the transmission shift cable bushing as well. Bushing protects the components of the shift linkage system. Make sure you get it replaced if it is worn out or damaged.
Author’s bio: The author is a blogger. This article is about the transmission system.