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Questions tagged [manual-transmission]

A transmission that is controlled by the operator of the vehicle to select an operator desired gear.

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What are the pros and cons for the two possible “gear directions” when parking the car on a hill?

Let's suppose I leave my car in gear when parking on a hill (besides using handbrake and turning the wheels towards/away from the curb, depending on the direction I'm parking in). In case that matters,...
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Ford Ranger stuck in 4wd (hi)

I have an '02 Ford Ranger with the 4x4 Off-Road package with a 5-speed manual transmission. I can also shift with a physical stick between 2wd, 4hi, neutral, and 4lo. I had put it into 4lo while ...
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have a 04 Acura with a 2.0 engine has manual 5-speed transmission drives good through 1 through 4th gear won't go into 5th

5 speed manual transmission drives good through 1st through 4th gear won't go into 5th it's a 04 Acura with a 2. engine would it be fine to drive 1 through 4th or is something else going out or would ...
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Previous owner removed the entire parking brake system on my car, what are my options?

The title says most of it, the previous owner removed the ENTIRE parking brake system in my 1983 manual Porsche 944 for whatever reason, and I need to replace it because I don't really want it to keep ...
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Won't go into gear (rare occasion)

I have a Nissan X-Trail T30. Recently, I noticed that the car won't go into gear from time to time. Most of the time, it drives just fine. It happens after driving quite a distance. I didn't notice ...
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Having trouble restarting the engine after stalling it while learning to drive manual

I'm learning to drive a manual in a 2010 Frontier SE KC, with a 4.0 and a 6-speed. It has 61k miles. As expected, there's a learning curve to driving stick, and I occasionally find myself killing the ...
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2019 manual transmission Subaru Imprezza skips lacks in acceleration

I drive a new 2019 manual transmission Subaru Imprezza. Started driving her five months ago. She's only had one oil change. Synthetic oil before and after the oil change. She's been stalled less than ...
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2003 BMW M3 E46 Stalls in 1st Gear

I just bought a 2003 e46 Bmw M3 coupe with a manual transmission. i drove it from Chicago to Tennessee and it did fine until i got into tennessee. Now it wants to stall out in 1st gear. It starts ...
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Is the crankshaft connected directly to the wheels?

If my understanding is correct, a car (in simple terms) has; The crankshaft, then; The clutch and gearbox, then; The propshaft, then; The differential, then; The driveshafts and the wheels. ...
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2016 1.4 Polo Vivo Trendline Doesn't Engage Gears 1, 2, 4, and Reverse

I was driving my Polo Vivo 1.4 with no issues. I stop for a traffic light, then when I try to put it in gears number 1, 2, 4 and reverse, it doesn't allow me to shift to them. It's like there is ...
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manual trans really hard to get into gear

I am currently having issues with my 2008 VW Jetta transmission. I am currently trying to diagnose the problem. My shifter has always had a lot of play while in gear since i got the car (with 170k ...
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No pressure in clutch after bleeding the system

I have a 1992 GMC C2500. When I got it there was no pressure at all in the clutch. I bleed it from the bleed valve for about 20 minutes to make sure there was no more air bubbles coming out. After all ...
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opel corsa 2010 manual transmission abs acceleration

hi there does any one have info, I have a opel corsa 2010 manual transmission, when changing gears 4 to 5 in neutral time engine rpm goes to maximum without pressing gas pedal, no faulty codes stored,...
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2013 Honda Civic Si 2.4L

So I recently changed out the spark plugs in my honda, after driving it, now the engine makes a sputtering noise as well as having acceleration problem. I don't know what it could be, i'm also just ...
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How to tell if cv axle is in all the way?

Just replaced axle on a passenger side 98 Honda Civic. This was my first time doing this job without any supervision so I’m a little unsure if the axle is all the way into the transmission. I did ...
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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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Grinding feeling when pushing Clutch 1/4 way - VW Polo SE 2018 Manual

I have a Manual 2018 Polo SE. Recently I have had a minor issue, sometimes when I am in first gear and I push the clutch down a quarter slowly or release it to 3 quarters slowly, I can feel what can ...
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2002 Subaru Forester N/A 5spd stuck in 5th

Changed roughly into gear and is now stuck in 5th no other issues drives fine was wondering what components were likely to have broken or may have broken
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2010 Honda Civic si third gear problem

I'm having troubles shifting into third gear. It will go in but it takes some persuasion. I have only had the car for about a month and got no information about the previous owner due to the fact it ...
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Should gear shift center itself while in neutral?

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 5 speed manual. Transmission works great, but one thing I’ve noticed is that when in neutral, the gear shift seems to stick to the left or right. Sometimes it might “...
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1995 Jeep Wrangler won't move in gear

Was driving to work and just suddenly lost all power. Tried switching to a lower gear but no dice. Towed it home and had to put it on blocks since I can't get the wheels to lock up in gear. Can start ...
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Why doesn't a car move when in neutral?

Handbrake is off all this time. I read/heard that while in complete stop or idle, when car is in neutral, there is RPM around 800 RPM. Does that mean the flywheel (which is connected to the engine) ...
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Engine revs high but doesn't accelerate

I've recently bought a used car (a Chevrolet Kalos 2007), with only 45000 miles. However after about a month of driving, my car just randomly started to rev high and not accelerate. Basically, I can ...
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From a complete stop, is it A MUST to switch from neutral to 1st gear before switching to 2nd gear if I want to accelerate again? [closed]

I'm thinking of 1st gear (for manual transmission car) as equal to the Smallest Chainring (for mountain bikes). I have drive a mountain bike, and while in flat/straight road, I don't switch my ...
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Spinning clutch by hand with alignment tool?

I'm in the process of cobbling together a custom clutch fork/pivot/throwout bearing setup for a classic Chevy with a reproduction clutch, but I'm having difficulty measuring the clutch pressure plate ...
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Car engine races up when stop

my car is a manual transmission one. When i speed the car and slow down it by releasing the gas padel, the engine races continously.Even when i stop the car the engine races. is it normal? Recently i ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 gets stuck in first or reverse gear, then stalls

But it only seems to happen when I'm in a situation where I have to be on the clutch for longer than usual, like in a parking lot. This never happens when I'm driving anywhere or at a stop light. ...
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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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Transmission 1992 geo tracker 5 speed 4 wheel drive

I have a 1992 geo tracker 5 speed 4 wheel drive and it is throwing me a curve ball the transmission will go into gear but will not move I have changed the transmission fluid and looked for any thing ...
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Stuck gear shift in 96 civic 5 spd

Why cant i move my gear shift out of 4th gear when cars running or not ? I depressed clutch nothing happens shifter wont budge any help in my situation?
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4.3/350 Chevy flywheel interchangeable?

I have a 1997 S10 I'm thinking of doing a V8 swap with in the future does anyone know if the flywheel off of a 4.3 Chevy would work on a older 350 Since they’re basically identical minus 2 cylinders ...
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2003 Ford Escape Manual transmission diagnostic

Suddenly this morning something happened with my transmission. I was driving out of the driveway when suddenly it seems like the clutch is stuck open. I can shift in and out of gears while the motor ...
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2000 Volkswagen jetta won't move

in my 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 5-speed manual there's a burning smell coming from the motor I can shift into any Gear with or without using the clutch but yet it wont turn off or stall and it won't move ...
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Consistent white smoke from the exhaust

I'm driving a 2011 mini (175000) and it went for service and it was serviced by a BMW mechanic. After that there was consistent white smoke every time i drive off from the 1st gear. what might be the ...
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how to check transmission fluid in a 2006 Mazda 3 with standard transmission

My 2006 Mazda 3 with manual transmission does not have a transmission dipstick. How can i check the fluid level? and thus how can I refill it? I have checked the manual and there is no mention of ...
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Is it bad to rev the engine in between shifts in a manual transmission?

I have an argument with a friend. My friend, whenever he upshifts, he would basically rev the engine while lifting his foot off the clutch. For example, let's say he shifts from 2nd to 3rd at 3000rpm, ...
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Is it bad to roll down a hill at highway speed in neutral or with the clutch pedal down in a manual transmission?

The problem with this question is that it has been answered lots of times by people who don't know what they're talking about, so I thought I'd ask here in hopes that somebody understands the question ...
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2001 Toyota Celica starting problem

Car is a manual with 240000kms on the clock. Car is hesitant to start sometimes. I think these videos will be helpful for someone to diagnose the problem. Is it a failing starter? or something else? ...
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Clutch pedal sticks in semi-released position, then snaps rest of way — worn disk? Something else?

Recently, I was trying to climb a slick frosted country road (near my home), and had to ride the clutch quite a bit to do it. At one point, I got stuck in a snowdrift so that the car wasn't moving at ...
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Why does the rear of my vehicle sink when I apply the handbrake on a downward gradient?

This is something that I've always wondered. I'm no mechanic (web developer, actually) with very basic knowledge of vehicle mechanics so I can only guess at something like brake pipe pressure being ...
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My car vibrates on the bite point when no gas is given only at first gear (manual transmission) [duplicate]

My car vibrates on the bite point when no gas is given only at first gear (manual transmission). When gas is given it works fine. IT IS A NEW CLUTCH.
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Grinding when pulling of in first gear, all other gears fine

I have a 2004 toyota yaris. I hear a grinding noise from by the clutch when pulling off in first gear. If I lift the clutch up really slowly it doesn't make the noise. I'm just wondering what could ...
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Big clunk/thunk when stopping fully

This problem started about a month ago. Just got back from traveling for the holidays and have to resolve this problem ASAP. Sometimes, but not always, the truck will clunk or thud hard when going ...
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Transmission is slow to engage

I have a 1988 GMC Sierra 4x4 truck, and I recently bought a rebuilt NV3500 transmission from a 1995 chevy truck (I picked this year, because from 1993 onward, this particular transmission used a ...
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Manual transmission grinds shifting into 2nd gear, only when cold

I have a 1995 Chevy K1500 pickup, V8 5.0L engine. The 5-speed manual transmission was rebuilt about 10 years ago. Recently, I’ve noticed that when the vehicle is cold, I get a grinding noise from ...
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Manual transmission kicks in and out of gear while driving

1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport - I put it in gear, start driving, then it starts kicking in and out of gear. It does this in all gears and reverse. Is it the transmission or an electrical problem?
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How to add a 7th gear to a car to enhance fuel economy?

Let's say there's a 6-Gear manual transmission car, whose 6th gear equals 2000 rpm at 100 km/h (~60 mph). How can one theoretically add a 7th gear that can maintain the same speed at 1400 rpm in ...
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Clutch engages lower after mechanic repaired slave cylinder. Can I adjust this to what it was?

Disclaimer: I have a very basic understanding of clutch and master/slave cylinder. (i.e. I know it's a basic hydraulic system) Car: 2000 Hyundai accent A year ago, I had my car towed in when it was ...
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Just purchased a “rebuilt” transmission. Do these bearings look new to you?

Clearly the locking nuts have been reused (which IMO is bad practice, also the stake is in the different location which may indicate the torque is wrong) but to me the bearings look used. They are ...
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Problems with Turbo Engine of Audi TT 1.8L 2005 150BHP

I bought this car a couple of months ago and last month had a major issue, the car just stopped driving! I called the AA who told me it was the timing belt. I got towed back home and took it to my ...