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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Syncromesh

On manual transmission cars ("stick shifts"), a synchromesh is s device that causes two gears to spin at the same rate thus allowing them to mesh smoothly. If yours are bad, your transmission won't shift smoothly, and may even refuse to go into gear.



See Also:
Push Rods
Motor Mounts
Drivetrain
Rocker Arms
Power Stroke
Throw-out Bearing
Schrader valve
Head Gasket

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