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What Is A Drivetrain?

What Is A Drivetrain?

The drivetrain is the system of interconnected parts that unites the engine to your vehicle's wheels, which as a result, helps the vehicle move. As our engine runs, the drivetrain helps send the power from the engine through the transmission to the drive wheels. You may often hear the terms front wheels, rear wheels, or all the wheels, and they relate to your drivetrain.    How Can I Tell What Type of Drivetrain I Have? You can find this answer quickly by looking in your owner's manual. If you are not able to find it there, then you can inspect your vehicle. If the engine is mounted sideways, it usually means your belt is sideways too. If the belts are positioned left or right, it is a front-wheel drive. If the engine is set front-to-back with the belts facing your body as you stand in front of the vehicle, it is probably a rear-wheel drive.   What Parts Make Up the Drivetrain? Transmission - The transmission moves power from the engine to the wheels and en ... read more

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