**Shift linkage, Interlock, & Detents (updated) by Beau Sunahara

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Introduction

In this lesson, students will demonstrate shifting gears on a manual transmission.

Students will be able to list advantages and disadvantages of different types of linkages.

Student will also accurately understand how an interlock and a detent works with internal linkage systems.

Student grouping will be entire class, as this lesson is primarily a lecture.

Lesson Time

1 Class period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will be able to identify parts of a detent and inter-lock system
  • Students will be able to relate a shift pattern with what is actually happening inside a manual transmission
  • Students will be able to accurately describe the operation of the detent system
  • Students will be able to accurately describe the operation of the inter-lock system
  • Students will be able to accurately recognize transmission problems such as shifter popping out of gear and gears locked in a gear

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