ring and pinion

ring and pinion
A term used to describe the differential drive pinion and ring gear.
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ring and pinion

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  • pinion — A small, tapered gear which meshes with a larger gear or rack. It is found in two primary places in an automobile: the differential pinion and the rack and pinion steering. See crown wheel and pinion drive pinion inertia pinion planet pinion rack …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ring — A circular piece or band of metal. See balk ring blocking ring chainring chrome ring compression ring control ring D ring D ring dykes ring fire ring …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pinion gear — Pinion Gear: The smaller of two meshing gears. A pinion gear is used in a starter motor to engage the flywheel ring gear and also rides along the surface of the steering rack (a rod with grooves cut in it to mesh with the gear) See rack and… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ring gear — noun : a gear cut on a ring shaped rim; specifically : the large gear in the differential of an automobile that is driven by the propeller shaft pinion and transmits the power through the differential to the live axle * * * Mach. See internal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinion and crown wheel — noun gears that mesh at an angle • Syn: ↑bevel gear, ↑pinion and ring gear • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinion and ring gear — noun gears that mesh at an angle • Syn: ↑bevel gear, ↑pinion and crown wheel • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Starter ring gear — A starter ring gear, sometimes called a starter ring or ring gear, is a medium carbon steel ring with teeth that is fitted on the periphery of a flexplate or flywheel of an internal combustion engine, mostly for automotive applications.The teeth… …   Wikipedia

  • Dana 60 — The Dana/Spicer Model 60 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Corp. and used in OEM heavy duty pickup applications by Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Ford. There are rear axle and four wheel drive front steering versions of the Dana 60 …   Wikipedia

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  • spiral bevel gear — A ring and pinion setup widely used in automobile differentials. The teeth of both the ring and the pinion are tapered and are cut on a spiral so that they are at an angle to the center line of the pinion shaft. See bevel gear …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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