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Neutral

Neutral

All the gears except those needed for reverse are constantly in mesh. The gears on the output shaft revolve freely around it, while those on the layshaft are fixed. No drive is being transmitted.

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    How manual gearboxes work

    Internal-combustion engines run at high speeds, so a reduction in gearing is necessary to transmit power to the drive wheels, which turn much more slowly. Read more

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