How a manual transmission works, made simple


Let’s face it, transmissions can be confusing. Rather than following a straight path, power produced by the engine must travel through a maze of clutches, fluids, and gears before it can finally make its way to the ground (all of which can be viewed in our Ford-O-Matic Redline Rebuild). However, Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained and Charles Sanville of The Humble Mechanic recently provided a detailed hands-on demonstration of how a manual transmission sends power to the wheels.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/11/27/how-a-manual-transmission-works