Automotive manual transmissions have fallen out of favorability with the Canadian population over time. It is now common to find people who cannot drive a vehicle with a manual transmission. However, an automotive technician will continue to see manual transmissions in their shop. There are car enthusiasts who still appreciate the feel and control of a manual. In addition, older vehicles are still on the road and people still buy baseline car models with manual transmissions for economic reasons.
This course focuses on servicing and repairing manual transmissions, clutches, and final drives. Students examine types of manual transmissions, engine and driveline mounts, clutches, flywheels, mechanical and hydraulic clutch actuating systems, and final drives. There are explorations of various power flows including those of the manual transmissions, clutch systems, and final drives. Manual Transmissions, Clutches, and Final Drives covers safety practices and the appropriate procedures for diagnosing, removing, and installing components associated with the particular systems.