Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.

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Stator

A wheel having curved blades interposed between the torque converter pump and the turbine elements.



See Also:
Timing
Ball Joint
Tie Rod
Piston Slap
Overhead Cam
Knocking
Cam
Rack & Pinion

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