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Automatic Transaxle

Planetary gears

Gear shifting is performed by combinations of the input gear, output gear and locked gears.

Transmission fluid

Transmission fluid is an integral part of your automatic transaxle function. Check with your Service Advisor for recommended service intervals for your Lexus vehicle.

Torque converter

Transmits and multiplies torque from the engine using transmission fluid as the medium.


Performs three functions:

  • Change the direction of the driving power.
  • Final gear reduction.
  • Allow drive wheels to rotate at different speeds when cornering.