CVT Gearbox animation

RDG: how do CVT transmissions work?

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Part 2 in RDG’s types of gearbox series

CVT Transmissions

animation of CVT gearbox

A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is a type of transmission/gearbox characterized by being a lightweight and compact automatic gearbox that is cost effective, low maintenance, easy to replace, and offers a simple shift-on-the-fly operation. A CVT allows your vehicle’s engine to operate at optimum power and efficiency for varying vehicle driving conditions bringing better fuel economy and smoother gear changes

A CVT is composed of three elements. A primary clutch attached to the engine crankshaft, a secondary clutch attached to the differential, and a belt that connects them.

Some vehicle manufacturers using CVT gearboxes are :


Follow this link for an in depth video detailing how CVT gearboxes work

RDG is a specialist repairer of all types of automotive transmissions, including CVT’s, manual and automatic, automated manual transmissions (AMT), direct shift gearbox (DSG) and all other driveline components such as clutches, propshafts, CV-joints and steering systems.

Find an RDG branch on or call +27 (011) 823 4383 / 4393 for more info.

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