Toyota New Four-Speed Automatic Transmission for Front Wheel Drive Vehicles 840049
The design requirement for more efficient vehicle moves a compact car toward front wheel drive arrangement, which requires an entire redesign of its power train. Toyota, with systematic approach from its planning stage, has developed a new automatic transmission series including one 3-speed and two 4-speed transmissions. An extensive examination on gear train arrangements enabled the 3-speed light, compact and highly reliable under the arrangement of Simpson gear train, and freewheel shifts with one-way clutches at every shifting. Two different 4th gear packages with freewheel shift are combined with the 3-speed unit to provide the versatility for the 4-speed units in various installations. Besides, these transmissions feature lock-up clutch converter, oil pump of a new tooth profile and two different control systems: hydraulic and electro-hydraulic.