Dodge CVT Animation

Dodge Caliber CVT transmission Cutaway Animation. Animation created in Autodesk 3d Studio Max

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How A CVT Works by TEAM
TEAM has received a lot of requests to explain how a CVT works, here is a good video showing the basics of CVT. In the future we will be posting more videos explaining some of our innovations to the basic design. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT) Operation
Weber State University (WSU) - Automotive Technology Department - Transmission Lab. GM Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT) model VT25. How a belt-driven CVT Works. Ford, GM, Honda, Chrysler (JATCO), and Nissan CVTs are similar. CVTs allow the engine to operate at the RPM for peak efficiency while increasing and decreasing the transmission drive ratio to change vehicle speed. This video helps satisfy NATEF Task A2.C.23. "Describe the operational characteristics of a continuously variable transmission (CVT)", a priority 3 task. eCVTs are different and are demonstrated in another WeberAuto video. Download the VT25 Range Reference Chart here: hart.pdf This video was created and edited by John D. Kelly at WSU. For a full biography, see

Subaru CVT in Action
From the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), this demos the CVT as used in the Outback as it goes from "low" to "high" gear. Note the change in ratio between the upper (input) and lower (output) pullies.

HOW IT WORKS: Car Transmissions (720p)
This short educational video describes how a transmission works. In physics, a transmission is a mechanical device that uses gears to improve mechanical efficiency, employing the ancient technology of the lever. Its a machine that requires a power source and a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power, automatically or manually. Often the term "transmission" refers simply to the gearbox that uses gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to some other kind of mechanism, such as a differential, which would apply that power to the wheels. For more information on transmission technology, please goto: FOLLOW on: HOW IT WORKS playlist: K4-dyHRm