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Very hard to engage reverse gear when engine running

Hyundai elantra 2009, recently its really hard to engage reverse when engine running (grinding noise). When driving its also easier to change speed when rpms is matched. I already changed clutch ...
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Motorcycle downshifts are becoming more difficult - do I have a gearbox issue?

I have a 2011 CVO Harley Davidson Ultra glide with a 6 speed gearbox, and while it has always been a little clunky (it's a Harley tourer, not a Yamaha sport bike) recently I have been noticing a new ...
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Calculating overall ratio in a manual transmission

In any manual transmission, overall ratio of each gear = that gear ratio X final drive ratio. For example if 1st gear ratio = 3.4 and axle ratio is 4.5, then overall ratio in 1st (overall gear ...
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Does not releasing throttle while up shift wear the engine (reduce engine life) or does it only affect clutch and gear parts life?

I'm very beginner. During my 1st two rides for learning, I couldn't apply the lesson that: Release the throttle when up shifting. I had this thing in my mind but at that time I could not apply the ...
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Loud whining noise coming from gearbox when in 5th gear

A little while ago my gear box started to make a loud whining noise when I accelerate in 5th gear, so mainly on the highway. It also happens in 4th but is a lot more subtle than in 5th gear. It almost ...
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Car takes long to shift gears while stationary

I have a sports car that recently started acting up when I change gears from Reverse to drive. I have two main issues that surfaced recently: When changing gears from park to drive, or when engaging ...
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Severe "Clunk" while riding

I have a 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90. Been running great, with little to now problems since I bought it new. The other day as I was riding, a large "clunk" happened. It felt like it was on the ...
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Motorcycle dragging when not in neutral

I have a cbr250r, 2 years old. when I try to move the motorcycle physically it feels a lot heavier/dragging than doing it in neutral. Does it has to do something with clutch? as my gear shifts also ...
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Scania R500 V8 not taking gears

The truck is takes the gears upto 8 then it does not change. The i switch it off after that it takes upto the second gear it doesn't want to take other gears.
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When the engine is warm, it's hard to put in a gear

If I start the car, in the beginning I can put in a gear without problems. However, after driving for a while, putting in the gears becomes much more difficult. If the car is turned off, it is always ...
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Trouble getting in first gear when car is hot

I drive a 1990 Mazda B2600 2W drive and within the last couple weeks I've noticed that I have been having some problems with getting into 1st gear and reverse when my car has been running for a while. ...
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2018 Harley Forty-Eight Special - Won't Accelerate After Gravel Wipeout

I spilled on the up in the mountains yesterday (I'm fine) and had to get a tow. I went down on the left side and fear I might've done something to the gearbox or shifter. I was able to ride maybe 500 ...
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Why does my van shudder vibrate only after 20mph and only in gear?

1979 austin/leyland sherpa petrol o series engine. At about 20mph my van starts to shudder vibrate quite badly and gets progressively worse if I dare go at a higher speed. The thing is it only ...
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how much damage can you cause an engine by driving it in 1st gear at 60km/h for about 15 minuets?

I know this sounds crazy but I just bought my first car and just drove it for the first time. It was my first time driving by myself (cause I just got my licence, im in Australia btw) and I was so ...
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2019 Subaru Impreza

I have a ‘19 Subaru Impreza, sometimes my rpm will go up to 2000 and will not move when I accelerate or slow down. Example: I sped up to 75mph and slammed on my brakes at 50 mph and the rpm still did ...
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Renault Logan 2011 unknown electrical issue

I have a Renault Logan 2011 since March 2018 and it has run for about 173,000 km so far. About a year back it started having this strange problem where during initial start the automatic transmission ...
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2013 Kia Sportage - Difficult to select first gear

Our 2013 Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi has recently developed a problem with gear selection. This is specifically affecting the selection of first gear, whether from neutral or any other gear, and it is also ...
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VW MQ200 Gear Selector Shaft Bolt/Nut is Snapped, does the whole gearbox need to be replaced?

The Gearbox is a Volkswagon MQ200 series installed on a Skoda Octavia 2008. I experienced problem with the reverse and 5th gear engagement, so attempted to fix the problem. While tightening the nut/...
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Park gear not holding wheels when on jacks

I was recently replacing the brake pads and callipers on my 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 (4WD), and after I’d finished the job but still had the wheels jacked up, I noticed that even though I had the ...
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Driving in 4Low with hubs unlocked?

04 Xterra, Warn manually locking hubs. Is there any issue with switching into 4Low but keeping the hubs unlocked? The way I understand it, essentially everything up front will be spinning (cv axles ...
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Fiat500 not going into 2nd gear

Hi I was driving my car and all of a sudden it won’t go into 2nd gear. All of my other gears work perfectly fine but when I put it into second it just jumps straight back into neutral and revs my ...
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I have a Suzuki Swift petrol 2008. Sometimes struggles in first and second gear?

I have a Suzuki Swift petrol 2008. car that has sometimes struggles in first and second gear after stopping at junctions but other times it is fine what does this mean ?
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Automatic suddenly did not change gear

Bit of an odd one, and I'm probably being a bit paranoid. My car is a Ford Focus, 2009, automatic. I'm probably very paranoid about it. It's a diesel, and I realise diesels make different noises than ...
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Does this gear mesh pattern look good?

2017 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport S. Factory: 3.21 open diff New: ARB Air Locker Yukon 4.88 gears
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Difficultly in changing gears

I have ford fiesta. Car was in good condition. All of a sudden, I started facing a weird issue which my mechanic also facing tough time identifying the real problem. My car is running fine from the ...
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Why does my gear only engage downhill

I'm having a mechanical problem with my 250cc motorcycle. It has 5-gears, and all work smoothly but the 5th gear. the 5th gear will only work/engage when I shift to it coming downhill on a roadway, ...
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Will deleting the gear-driven pump for power steering and vacuum on this diesel engine put the camshaft journal at risk of failure?

I took a 1989 Dodge Cummins diesel engine out of a pickup truck and I’m using the engine as a stationary power source. The combined power steering + vacuum pump has developed an engine oil leak, and ...
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How to tell if a 4WD vehicle features LSD and/or ADD?

I am about to change oil in the front and rear differentials or my Toyota Hilux (KUN26R) which is a part-time 4WD vehicle. Regarding what gear oil to use and how much, the manual says: Oil type: ...
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not fully shift gear- position between second and neutral

i am beginner driver, sometimes when i shift into second gear too fast ,i didn't push stick it all the way and after release the clutch you could hear the scratch sound ,stick vibration and after few ...
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Car gear not engaging

I received a car from my job and it has been sitting for 3 years it started with no issues when I went to go put it in gear though it would not engage
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I am having trouble with shifting my car in the correct gear

I would like to know what’s wrong with my car .. why does it drives in neutral??I have a 2008 Ford Focus and my shift gear doesn’t drive on the DRIVE label nor park on the Park label .. i don’t know ...
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Motorbike problem with power

Hi guys I got problem with my 125cc bike.. actually the engine run fine think is soon i put the first gear on and give up the clutch the bike is like try to go but unbelievable slowly even when I open ...
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RPM vs Speed X-Trail T31 2010

I'm running a Nissan X-Trail T31 2010. It has a CVT gear box and when I'm running on 80kmph, the rpm is around 2.3. Is this normal or are there any issues when shifting gears? I'm asking that ...
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Weirdest power loss pattern

I've a CDTI Opel Meriva from 2003. It started having this weird issue 2~ years ago and it hasn't really improved or worsened, but I've taken it to the official Opel service and various mechanics and ...
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2006 Subaru outback station wagon

I have 2006 subaru outback station wagon,my key wont turn the steering wheel is lock and the gears wont change and ideas of what could be wrong?
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Car struggles to pull off up hill

Could anyone help with another issue/potential issue I have? When I am parked on a hill, facing upwards, I put my car into first gear and when I pull off it feels as if I am towing something heavy, ...
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Nissan Micra won't kick down into passing gear

My wife's car, 2008 Nissan Micra/March 1.2. Imported from Japan, if that makes a difference. Roughly 1/2 the time, the car won't kick down into passing gear. From a stop, the car goes through 1st, ...
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Why do vehicles not have more gears?

I have no idea about cars so the question might be a bit silly but I can't manage to find the answer anywhere on the web. Basically, as far as I have undestood through my own experience; (Please ...
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First Gear requires stepping on gas pedal before engaging (sometimes)

I have a 2008 Honda Fit 1st gen I pull the lever to the 1st gear slot and i feel it doesn't engange, but if i maintain that little pressure and i blip the throttle the lever goes into first (i dont ...
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Jeep Commander all wheel drive automatic transmission no Park

I have an '07 Jeep Commander (all wheel drive). Coming home, I went across railroad tracks and lost all my gears. No park, no gears. The transmission fluid is full. My mechanic says it's a bad ...
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Problem moving gear lever when shifting

I've got a Yamaha TTR 125 LE that is having problems shifting from 2nd to 1st (down shifting). It's kinda like you have to pump brakes on a car.I have to push down on the shifter multiple times for it ...
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Help identifying a part

I was driving home today and suddenly found that I could only select 3rd gear. When inspecting the linkages inside the gear stick housing I realized that something on the the end of the rod must have ...
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Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VXi - Gear Shifting trouble - Across All Gear shifts

I have a Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire VXI 2013 model. I am experiencing problems during gear shift when the car is in motion. And the problem starts to happen only after i have drove for like 7-10 kms(...
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Gear down shift issue in Honda CBR 150R

I'm having Honda CBR 150R, which is two years old now. I'm facing an issue of gear shifting since the day I bought this bike. I've mentioned this issue to various mechanics and service centers, but ...
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What's this inside my gear shift?

Is there a laser or something in there because it's really bright and looks weird and has a different look I'm pretty sure it isn't but it's weird .
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why does my craftsman riding mower not work in 2 3 and 4th gear?

why does my craftsman riding mower not go into 2 3 or 4th gear?it will go into low gears but not the high gears. is it my pulley or my belts or what? i have replaced the transmission and it still is ...
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Citroen C2 VTR refuses to shift down in some scenarios

So far I've found a lot of issues concerning the Sensodrive but nothing really specific to my scenario. At certain times it refuses to switch gears from 2nd to 1st, it'll try about 5 times (5 clicks)...
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Mitsubishi truck Stuck in gear - manual transmission, shifter moves

Anyone has suggestions for what to check when a manual transmission won’t shift out of gear? It’s a 1984 Mitsubishi turbo diesel truck with 5 speed manual transmission. When the clutch is released ...
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Does an increase in horsepower allow a greater speed in any given gear?

I wasn't sure if this was the best place to post this, or if I should go post it in the physics stackexchange as well. I can crosspost if this question would be more fitting over there. To put this ...
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False neutral while driving

Most of the time while riding my motorcycle gear changes down no neutral from second on it's own even if I shift it with full clutch. And sometimes the gear acts as if it is neutral when it is above ...
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