A crown and pinion gear works by meeting at an angle that allows two shafts to rotate at different speeds. The crown and pinion gear system can also allow a mechanism to change the direction of a transmitted motion or ch... More »

The crown and pinion assembly in a vehicle is a set of two perpendicular gears, the crown-wheel and pinion, that regulate the amount of torque applied to the car's wheels. Together they are responsible for transferring p... More »

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A crown wheel and pinion are a pair of gears found in a drive wheel of a vehicle in which the pinion is at the end of the propeller shaft driving the crown wheel. The setup works when the pinion sets on top of the crown ... More »

Rack-and-pinion steering works by using a pinion gear attached to the steering shaft that converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel to the lateral motion of the rack. On the ends of the rack are tie rods that ... More »

The starter motor of a car works by engaging with a gear found on the flywheel of the engine to start the combustion process. A starter motor and a starter solenoid comprise the starting system of a car. More »

The crown and pinion assembly in a vehicle is a set of two perpendicular gears, the crown-wheel and pinion, that regulate the amount of torque applied to the car's wheels. Together they are responsible for transferring p... More »

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A pinion bearing is a mechanical element that constrains the movement of a pinion, a gear with a small number of teeth. Pinion bearings are a common part of automotive differentials. These are devices that allow cars to ... More »