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freewheel

1. a ratchet device in the rear hub of a bicycle wheel that permits the wheel to rotate freely while the pedals are stationary
2. a device in the transmission of some vehicles that automatically disengages the drive shaft when it rotates more rapidly than the engine shaft, so that the drive shaft can turn freely
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Customers can also take advantage of the free wheel alignment inspection services at TyrePlus branches in Tubli, Muharraq, Nuwaidrat and Sitra.
By 2003 Bjorn, from Volvo CE's Driveline Mechatronics and Systems Engineering team, was working on engineering the software to enable the torque converter with lock-up and free wheel stator and RBB to work together in a wheel loader.
However, a closer analysis shows that the main sources of losses are the inductor, the free wheel diode, the power transistor, and the linear IC supply.
While the EPA already has in place the National Lead Free Wheel Weight Initiative (NLFWWI), the petitioners contend that this voluntary measure isn't strong enough, and estimate that "no more than one-third of the lead wheel weight market will potentially be changed to lead-free due to the NLFWWI." EPA's partnership program addresses lead wheel weights found in tires of new cars; this petition aims to eliminate lead wheel weights from use in aftermarket tires, believed to account for 66% of all of the wheel weights used.
The Explorer, meanwhile, is designed with "free wheel" technology, making it easy to maneuver, even when the motor is disengaged.
The class uses bikes with a fixed flywheel (so you can't "free wheel") and incorporates road bike techniques as well as strengthening and power moves.
Disengagement allows the wheel to "free wheel," even though the tractors have all-wheel drive.
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LET Motoring Myles solve your car crisis and vehicular vexations by sending your query by email to Q I own a 1997 Ford Puma 1.7 and when approaching a junction or lights my car shakes if I try to free wheel in gear unless I change down a gear.