To get the vehicle moving from a standstill, the operator moves the gearshift lever into first. The main shaft first-reverse speed gear is slid into position, meshing the gear with the countershaft first-speed gear. The countershaft first-speed gear and main shaft first-reverse speed gear transmits power to the main shaft (fig. 4-20, view B). Gear ratio is approximately 7.55 to 1.
Figure 4-20. - Power flow of a five-speed transmission.Continue Reading