Mechanical Walkthrough: The Differential

Thu, 10/15/2009 - 4:06am

We all experience the engineering prowess of our car's differential every day when we head off to work, go errands, or, for some, hit the apex just right. But do we really understand how it works?

This video, as old as it is, features an excellent step-by-step explanation of how the differential works. Just think about how far automobile engineering has come. There's so many drives and functions in each of our vehicles that we likely don't understand, so now you can check one off that list.

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