Synchronizer meaning

Synchronizer definition

A cone or sleeve that slides to and fro on the transmission main shaft and makes the gears rotate at the same speed to prevent clash when the gears are about to mesh. Whenever a vehicle is rolling, the transmission main shaft is turning and the clutch gear is spinning. Even though the clutch is disengaged, the clutch gear continues to spin until friction slows it down or stops it. Thus when the driver shifts into another gear he is trying to mesh gears that may be moving at different speeds. By using synchronizers, the possibility of broken or damaged teeth is reduced and shifting effort is lowered. A transmission using synchronizers is called a synchromesh transmission .

Automotive Dictionary Index

Automotive terms beginning with "S", page 46

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 2 3 4 8

More Automotive Dictionaries