These are questions regarding either manual or automatic gearboxes and their component parts.

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What is meant by the term “gear ratios”?

I don't really understand the idea behind gear ratios. Does this just mean essentially that the gears (cogs) are all different sizes? What specifically does the term "gear ratios" mean?
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Th400 Transmission help

I pulled my Th400 out of my K20 Chevy and I'm in the middle of rebuilding it and I was resembling it and when I went to put the completed gear train assembly in it and the center support assembly gets ...
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Why do 5- and 6-speed transmissions typically need different gear ratios?

My 2013 Subauru WRX has a 5-speed manual, and I long for it to have a 6th gear when cruising on the highway. A friend has a 2012 Subaru STI with a 6-speed manual, and I noticed his car runs through ...
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What exactly is a gearbox?

You know that gear stick that we all use so much? Well, I know what it does in the sense that I know how to change gear and drive a car with a manual gearbox, but I don't know much more than that. ...
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Yamaha YZ125K 1983 transmission bearings

I'm restoring an engine and am unable to locate 3 gearbox bearings. Identifying mark is either IXO or IKO. It is a needle roller bearing type and sits RHS crank case 1/3rd gear shaft. Mark clearly ...
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I own a 1989 Mercedes 560sec that has rpm surges for no real reason

It happens once or twice a month, I could be doing 60 mph, and its almost redlining at 5000 rpm!. Once the vehicle gets to normal operating temperature, and I turn it off for a few minutes and turn it ...
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Why bikes with gears are preferred when there is gearless(or automatic gear) technology?

I know that lower gears have higher acceleration & low top speeds and higher gears have low acceleration & higher top speeds. But I would like to know why this gear system was designed ...
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Clutchless Downshifts Using Throttle Blip on a Motorbike/Sequential Gearbox

This is with respect to non synchromesh, sequential transmission. Ducati along with several after market systems, implement clutchless downshifts by automatically applying a slight throttle to unload ...
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Dealer can't program new ECU for 2001 Mercury Cougar because of transmission type

I brought the original ECM in to order a replacement, put it in myself, and then towed the car to Ford. Now they are saying they can't program it because the computer is for a manual and my car is an ...
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Transmission sticky for first 10 mins of driving

I have a 2003 VW golf with the 2.0L petrol engine and a manual transmission. I recently had the transmission fluid changed as part of a regular maintenance. Ever since shifting into 2nd gear has ...
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1998 Nissan Sentra transmission

Why does a 1998 Nissan Sentra Automatic transmission change to neutral from reverse while going downhill? This just started a couple of weeks ago. The engine shut off the first couple of times it ...
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I have a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara 5 Speed Ticking noise

I hear a ticking noise coming from the driver side rear end, possibly coming from the differential, not sure though because i checked out the pinion gear and i don't see any chips off any of the teeth,...
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Why do hybrids still use mechanical transmission?

One of the comments on this question reminded me of something I've been wondering for a while. Given that engines get the best efficiency at peak torque, why do most hybrid cars still use a mechanical ...
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Buick LeSabre 2002 automatic transmission not working

My Buick went crazy 2 days ago, the car won't move if you transit to overdrive from neutral, though the RPM is moving. If I start from 1st transition or 2nd the car works properly. After 3rd I can go ...
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Burning smell, leak, losing power. Maybe transmission related

First off, I know almost nothing about cars. I can fill them up with gas and drive them. That's about it. This car is a '99 Subaru Outback, automatic. When I last took my car in for an oil change, ...
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Gearbox impact of skipping gears driving downwards

I have a driving habit that i guess is harmless to the vehicle, and i want to hear your opinions on the matter. Sometimes i change the gears, for example, 1st then 3rd then 5th, when i am driving ...
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Location of fill tube for Nissan Pintara auto transmission fluid

Where on a 2.4lt 1989 Nissan Pintara do you put the transmission fluid? I cannot seem to find where it would go and my vehicle is not changing gears properly.
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Chevrolet 6L90 transmission interchange

Are 6L90 transmissions interchangable between the different types of vehicles that GM puts them in? Example: Camaro and Silverado 2500HD
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Why are most motorcycles 5 speed than 6 speed?

I have a Honda Trigger motorcycle. I have seen most of the motorcycles even like Karizma ZMR having 5 gears. What would be the reason to have just 5 gears even for 223 cc motorcycles?
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2003 Chevrolet Impala - Jerks after Stopping

I have a 2003 chevy impala. When I hit the gas (whether it be a light tap or hit it pretty hard), my car kind of waits a second, jerks and then takes off (revs go kinda high when it's waiting). To ...
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Transmission Grinds only in second gear - Need Assistance

I have a 2003 Cadillac CTS, 6 cylinder 5 speed. 104,000 miles. changing from 1st-2nd gear, After letting out the clutch in 2nd gear it has a grinding sound until I shift to 3rd. And only 2nd gear has ...
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What would go into a tranny swap on a modern vehicle

I have a 1999 Isuzu trooper and I have been toying with the idea of doing an engine and transmission swap on it. If all goes well with the engine I plan on getting I would like to replace the ...
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Pulley Difference After Drive Belt Change

I have one worry after yesterday's fairly difficult but successful drive belt change on my Big Boy scooter. The main nut on the fron pulley now goes on much less further than before it came off. I ...
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problem changing gear volkswagen polo 2001

I have problem changing gear with my volkswagen polo 2001. I was told that a ball is missing chendra Alwar
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Auto Trans gear selector does not engage ANYTHING?

2002 BMW 325xi. It has the GM 5L40-E auto trans. The vehicle disengaged drive while moving. My g/f was driving the car and the transmission was engaged i.e. power was being transmitted from the ...
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how electric car transmission system work

How electric car transmission system working? Is it having auto or manual gear concept like gasoline vehicles? AS electric motor can run in any speed (slow). Is it necessary to have clutch?
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99 Mitsubishi Montero Sport idle problem

Upon starting, engine idles at about 1200 in park. When it warms up, idle drops to nothing, unless air conditioner is at max where rpm is roughly 400 to 500. Where should I start looking?
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Why does my gear-shift lever seem to freeze in position sometimes?

My 1996 Ford Escort shift lever sometimes won't move into 1st gear position unless I turn the motor off, then start in that gear. It also, sometimes, won't move into any of the gear positions and I ...
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Banging sounds coming in front of my car

I'm having a banging sounds coming from the front of my car. Usually they appear after 5-10 meters when I'm driving. It's like one small knock and then around 5-6 more knocks and then they stop until ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Speedometer and Shifting issues, O/D light flashing

My 1996 Ford Explorer began having issues at the end of a moderately long drive home while going approximately 60 miles per hour (not sure if related; I drive that speed often). The speedometer ...
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Near stalling shake at slow turns

It is 2012 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI DSG7. When slow turns (i.e. u turns), car starts to shake like it is about to stall. The rpm is low but stable, engine sounds under-rpm, tiny vibration on steering ...
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What parts/gears should be replaced if taking tranny down?

I have a bad 3rd gear synchro on my 2007 v6 6 speed manual Tacoma, which results in grinding when shifting 2nd->3rd gear if not done super carefully. As I feel confident in my mechanical aptitude, ...
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Better to repair a CVT or replace with a used one?

Our 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid transmission died. Honda gave us an estimate of $4500 to replace the transmission. We took it to a different mechanic who suggested that instead of replacing the whole ...
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6L90 Transmission swap

I'm swapping out a worn out 6L90 transmission that has over 220k on it in a 2011 GMC 2500 HD with one that has 89k on it from an identical truck. Will it have to be reflashed or reprogrammed to work?
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2006 Altima slow to shift into 4th when running cold

I have an automatic 2006 Nissan Altima and am having what I assume is a transmission issue. When I have not recently been driving, my car is slow to shift into 4th gear. Normally it will shift and I ...
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What is “Long Gearing”?

I see in some city car reviews, like the Citroen C1, that they have something called "Long Gearing". What is Long Gearing? What are the implications of it?
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Transmission not responsive - Dodge Durango 2001 slt 4.7

My truck was in a salt water flood when hurricane Sandy hit New Jersey. Since then, the motor was replaced, ECM computer, shocks, ball joints, hubs, rear, front calipers, power steering pump, A/C ...
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John Deere SX-85 will not go into reverse, or move backwards

I have John Deere SX-85 riding lawnmower which comes with a Peerless 910 series transaxle. It has mowed the lawn twice since the installation of all new belts over the winter. During the second mow, ...
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2006 Pontiac Montana

I recently purchased a 2006 Pontiac Montana and the dealership seems to have a done a pretty good job with pre-lot reconditioning. The filters were changed, oil, and a new battery and tires were put ...
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Difficulty shifting into first gear on 1995 VW Golf

It has become very difficult to shift into 1st gear on my 1995 VW Golf. Pushing the shifter fully left and then forward now puts the transmission into 3rd. How can I fix this?
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Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?

This is not with the intention of saving fuel (as I have seen many answers assuming savings in fuel while doing this). But I have this habit of putting the vehicle into neutral before approaching ...
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Is it bad to shift into reverse while still moving forwards?

I often put my manual car into reverse while still moving forwards. I do it at less than 10mph. However, sometimes the gears crunch. Am I doing any damage by doing this? Why do the gears crunch? I ...
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99 Jetta transmission trouble

My wife's 99 Jetta is very hard to get into 1st gear. 2 out of 3 times you will hit 3rd gear. She often has to start off from 2nd gear. Is there a way to adjust the linkage or something to allow more ...
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Motorcycle transmission occasionally pops out of gear

I'm having an issue where the transmission will occasionally downshift by itself during a fast acceleration. I have a 2005 Suzuki Vstrom 650 and it's been a great bike so far. At pretty high revs, 9k-...
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Downshifting to a stop- wear and tear?

I drive a Mustang GT, and I love the deceleration "pop" that you get when the engine revs climb without the accelerator being pressed, so as one might surmise, I tend to downshift to a stop at lights ...
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Cars 101: How is torque conveyed from transmission to differential?

This is a very basic question. I understand that the torque is passed from the engine onto the transmission via the flywheel in manual transmission or flexplate in case of automatic. The transmission ...
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Alternative reverse light switch

I am about to take me ute to get a "safety" certificate so that I can get it registered (QLD, Australia) and I have one issue left that is still a possible problem. The switch that operates the ...
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Occasional Crunch/Grinding noise when shifting into first gear at speed

When I am doing about 30-20mph, and am about to stop at a junction, where I know I will have to stop, I shift my car into first gear However, sometimes when I do this, it makes a quick gear grinding ...
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Why is the symptom of a bad camshaft position actuator hard-shifting?

I recently had one of the camshaft position actuators on my '07 Pontiac G6 go bad. The symptom was a sort of "hard-shifting" that made me think something was wrong with the transmission. Luckily, it'...
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hard shifting and snapping noise

I have a 2007 dodge ram 1500 hemi. When I accelerate hard I hear a slapping noise when it shifts, it also clunks when shifting if I let off the gas during a shift