How do the wheels spin fast but when you take your foot off the accelarator the crankshaft will slow down so how do the wheels spin at a different speed then the crankshaft

Asked by Oct 11, 2013 at 05:42 PM

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...sounds like you are explaining what it is to downshift...if an automatic will simply "float" awaiting acceleration...unless you've a "lock-up" transmission...or a special downshift mode (like the MINI has) on it's CVT...so to answer your question...one revolution of the crank equals approximately one revolution of the wheel...unless overdrive then perhaps 20% extra (5th gear or higher)~

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