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Here's what you should be doing: Place your vehicle on a level area like a driveway. Ensure your vehicle is up to operating temperature and running. Pull the dipstick and with a clean cloth, wipe it off. Stick the dipstick back into the tube down to the bottom, then pull it out again immediately and check the level. Add an appropriate amount of fluid (half ...


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I'm assuming no one here answering has driven a Subaru manual transmission before or long enough. I'm fairly certain there is nothing wrong with your synchros or transmission. Subaru's are generally very hard to shift into first while in motion. I daily-drive a 2011 WRX and and the first gear has always been like that, even when it was brand new. I have ...


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Your idle air control valve might be dirty. Try cleaning that.


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It's your transmission. Your torque converter is bad. There is too much torque as a result. When your car is in neutral or park there is no torque being created. When you leave the in gear idle state, the torque is relieved. That is why the problem will go away when you hit the gas. Hope this helps


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This possibly isn't worth fixing - I certainly wouldn't fix it. In general you shouldn't use 1st gear except for starting off from stationary. The synchro for 1st gear is different to the others for this very reason. What you probably have done is worn the synchroniser out through not matching revs accurately. If you absolutely must change into 1st while ...


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Not knowing what type of car it is, how many miles were on the car, or even whether it's a manual or automatic (assuming automatic), this is all I have for you ... To easy your mind a little, any single 300km stint is not going to cause a transmission to go bad. The problem is, the transmission chose your 300km stint to break. This, in essence, leaves you ...


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As far as I know rental companies have insurance that covers this sort of thing. This may be a good time to contact a lawyer. You can't break a gearbox by doing the wrong thing in traffic. You would destroy the clutch first. The only ways to destroy a gearbox is by running it without oil (not your responsibility because it's a rental) or popping the clutch ...


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Well, if you engine braking is done in a way to causes your car to over-rev, you can look forward to picking up a rod on your passenger seat. All the engine is doing under regular engine braking is suffering from a vacuuming effect as the pistons are moving downwards while the throttle is closed. So vacuum wants to pull the pistons up and the momentum of ...


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While this isn't good for the car (obviously), it will not cause any irreparable damage. It's just a learning thing which you kick yourself in the butt for, but it's not going to cause the car any real harm.



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