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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Throw-out Bearing

The part of the clutch, activated by the clutch pedal, that allows the clutch to disengage. Sometimes when they're noisy, you can hear a cricket-like chirping come and go as you *just* press in the clutch pedal.



See Also:
Camshaft
Rocker Arms
Boots
Ball Joint
Gear Ratio
Throttle
Oil Filter
Rings

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