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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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Slow acceleration in first gear/below 20MPH (Saturn SC2 2002)

I am having a sudden problem with the first gear in my Saturn SC2. From a complete stop, and only when it is in drive, acceleration is very slow until I reach second gear/about 20 MPH. This takes ...
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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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Peugeot 607 Transmission

I own a Peugeot 607 car(automatic transmission). It works perfectly and selects its gears perfectly. But my problem is that, it disengages whenever am in motion. I will have to take d gear to Neutral, ...
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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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Why is my motorcycle making a “bang/thud” noise when I shift?

I used to shift properly without any hiccups before. Lately, I am hearing a "bang/thud" noise while I shift gear. Its mostly experienced in lower gears and it's really smooth in higher gears. Why is ...
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Car makes rattling sound after shifting gears?

Recently after I got my alternator and battery replaced, I noticed that after a night or two whenever I tried to start my car (after engine turned on), I heard a rattling sound if i started shifting ...
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Fiat Stilo 1.6 2003 - grinding when shifting

I have a Stilo, and I need to force it(most of the time) to get in to gear 1, and is grinding in rest of them ,but always I got different resistance from the stick. Also in gear 1 is making a funny ...
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Driving in wrong gear leads to burn smells, could this have lead to damage?

I have on a few occasions driven in wrong gear for example while driving fast, I forgot where my gear stick is and mistakenly put the gear into the wrong gear which has caused the engine to sound bad ...
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Mazda 3 Gear Shift and Gear Indicator

I have a 2013 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring. I was driving today on the freeway. I had just exited one freeway onto another, and had to slow down a bit because of the car in front of me and the curve of the ...
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What is the difference between depressing the clutch and keeping the gear in neutral? [closed]

I have a Toyota Etios Liva, about 1 year and 3 months old. I do not know how to drive, and have learnt about car basics from the manual given with cars. Firstly, consider this situation: I am driving ...
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is primary drive ratio included within the gear ratio specs?

Is primary drive ratio normally included into the gearbox ratio specification, or should it be considered as a sum of the two to get the true ratio? Lets take a modern BMW motorcycle engine as an ...
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Jeep Rubicon sport 2007 3.7 won't go into gear

I need help please, my Jeep has a six speed manual geabox, but it does not go into gear. if you press the clutch it makes a noise, if you stop pressing the clutch the noise is gone, if you put it in ...
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2000 Suzuki 1500 Intruder problems switching to N

I have a 2000 1500 Intruder and lately I have had big problems getting it into neutral. The bad part is that this is a big bike and hard for me to rock it back and forth to get it in N.
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Driving down hill in gear without throttle

I have read in an article that when the car is in gear instead of being in neutral while driving downhill, the pistons in the engine are being "rotated" by the rotational speed of the wheels. When ...
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Car won't come out of reverse gear unless rolling

I have a 1989 Nissan Skyline R31 and when I put it into reverse, it will refuse to come back out of gear. The clutch was changed a few thousand km's ago and has had this problem recently. The only ...
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Starter motor doesn't “let go”

My wife owns a 2008 Nissan Micra/March, commonly known as the K12 (originally from Japan if that makes a difference). We've noticed over the last few weeks that, when starting the car, the starter ...
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Older craftsman lawn mower 14 HP popped out of neutral to first gear

I was running gas out of mower while it was in neutral, it jumped gears and started climbing a milk crate. I could backup off milk crate, so I run gas out of mower while holding clutch in until motor ...
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Why don't we have slow diesel engines? [closed]

I became very curious about this. Petrol engines run at higher RPMs to generate the required torque. Also, petrol burns well in a short amount of time. Diesel engines generate high torque at low ...
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fuel consumption - gear - rpm relation

I'm wondering how does the rpm on different gear affects mileage. I'm not even sure it affects at all. Let's say on a 6 gear, 15000 rpm motorcycle engine system. My questions are Will 6k rpm on ...
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Engine braking downhill and fuel consumption [duplicate]

I've heard and read a lot of times that when you drive downhill on gear, the engine consumes almost no fuel. In contrast, when you drive down the same hill and press the clutch (or put the car in ...
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Overreving the engine vs too small RPM

What is worse for a petroleum engine - overrevving (about 6000 RPM) or shifting gears upwards too quickly? Can any of them cause permanent damage to the engine?
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Difficulty of shifting down to 1st while moving (manual)

The gearbox from the car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle '72, rear mounted engine, RWD, manual transmission) has the following problem: I can shift up/down with engine off I can shift up/down with ...
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Switch from N to D without brake

Will it cause any damage to the engine/transmission if one switches from N to D without pressing the brake pedal? I was driving at about 40 mph when I accidentally switched to N. Then after a while I ...
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Need I press clutch pedal while starting my car in neutral?

As I know, clutch pressing and neutral gear both disengage the engine from wheels. So will it matter if I do not press the clutch if I start in neutral?
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What differences are there between straight cut and helical cut gears?

in formula one, and most other motorsports they use straight cut gears as shown below. in most normal cars you will see helical cut gears as shown below. if both teeth are the same thickness the ...
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What's the best gear to leave a manual vehicle in when parked? [closed]

I've been told that reverse is the "strongest" gear, so in a manual transmission vehicle you should park your vehicle and leave it in reverse in the event of a parking brake failure. Others have said ...
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Why doesn't a car parked in first gear roll backwards?

In manual transmission, it is common practice to park a car in the first gear on uphills or in reverse gear on slopes - in addition to park brakes of course, but let's assume it is not being used in ...
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Why do we push start cars in second gear?

I always wondered why you have to be in second gear when push starting a car. I know what all the process does, so my thought is that it would be better to do it in first gear. I think this because ...
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Power Loss in lower gears

I have a 2004 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI. I have heard about something called the EGR (Exhaust-Gas Recirculation) that can get clogged up and need cleaning. Is this right? Also, where would I find this on ...
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Hard shifting on 2003 VW Jetta 1,8 with manual transmission

After unrelated repair in the shop, my car began to have difficulties going into 5th gear. Gradually over the next couple of days, it was noticeable that the car refused to engage into 3rd, and now ...