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How is the force transfered from engine to wheels?

  1. Mar 23, 2010 #1
    Hos is the force from a Otto engine (petrol engine) transfered from the engine to the wheels so that the car can move?

    I would like a short sceintific description, thx :-)
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  3. Mar 23, 2010 #2


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    This is a prretty easy question, is it homework?
  4. Mar 23, 2010 #3
    engine turns shaft, shaft rotates in gearbox (transmission), transmission turns shaft, shaft turns differential (more gears) differential turns wheel shaft
    for rear wheel drive anyway
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