I own a 2007 ford fiesta ST150, which is a 2L FWD, so obviously it has a transaxle.
I'm generally pretty comfortable working with my car, I'm only an amateur, a shade tree mechanic but I'll happily do any job under the hood, and I like to "learn-by-doing".
There's only one thing I would dare try to touch in my car - the gearbox. Being such a key component that has heaps and heaps of smaller sub-components, and is also in a pretty hard to reach area, I'd be too scared to try and do my own work on without knowing 100% what is inside and how it works.
I want to change this. I want to learn how a manual transaxle works, sparing no details. I want to know everything about it, including but not limited to all the components inside, gear ratios, gear selection, final drive and differential.
I've tried to search around online, but I've only been able to find very simplistic explanations, like "the input shaft turns the output shaft which turns the final drive which turns the wheels".
Where can I learn about manual transmissions/transaxles in excruciating detail?