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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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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 ...
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Downshift but not rev match when slowing down to a red light [closed]

I have recently started driving a manual transmission car with little experience. When I see a red light, I generally brake to 60 km/h and shift to 4th gear and brake more to 40 km/h to 3rd gear. I ...
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Hard to get into 1st and 2nd gear, when clutch is pressed against the left side

I have a manual Nissan Qashqai dci, where when I hold the clutch stick left, in order to switch to 1st or 2nd gear, I find it very difficult or almost impossible. I have to hold the stick lightly and ...
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Why can't you kick-start a bike if it's in gear?

In a car with a manual transmission, you can start it by taking the car out of gear and pressing the clutch, then turning the ignition. You can also start it by pressing the clutch without actually ...
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Stuck in first gear

I have a manual Toyota Camry . I find that I cannot get out of first gear when I go above 2000 rpm . It is stuck in first gear until I slow right down to 1000 revs . Then I can move into second gear. ...
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Starting from a stop in 4th gear vs 1st gear [closed]

My employer had an argument with me as he didn't like the fact I was starting from a stop in 4th gear. He said it is better to shift into 1st gear when starting from a stop. While I said it is better ...
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Brake have failed. Alternative means of braking [closed]

My brakes on my car have failed. I cannot afford to replace them anytime soon. Is a acceptable to stop a car by putting the car into reverse gear, giving it some gas so it does not stall, and then ...
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2001 vw jetta reverse loss

I have a 2001 Volkswagen jetta 2.0. I had it at the shop and the gears all worked as normal. They put a transmission mount on my car and when I got it back I couldnt get reverse. First has shifted ...
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Golf 5 stuck when shifting between 2 and 3 gear

While driving in 2nd gear, clutch down, try to go into 3rd (this happens like once in 30) the joystick kinda get stuck in the middle, like mid-way into the downwards 'state' as I would if I wanted to ...
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gearbox or just bearing

Hi All before going ahead and buying another gear box and clutch kit some advice may help. I have a mk7 ford transit with a 6 speed box I had never had a problem with getting into gear But had a ...
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Transmission Rebuild or Replacement

I have been reading and hearing about transmission rebuilding or replacement. Today a person was asking if they should sell their car or keep repairing it (it had a transmission problem). Notice that ...
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2002 Ford Ranger. W/ transmission issue

I have a standard Ford Ranger that shimmies when I take off in first real bad so I take off and 2nd and it shimmies less please help
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98 Mustang Randomly loses power w/ gas smell

So when I'm driving around, and specifically when it's humid as I've noticed, my car will randomly lose power and when at a constant speed, start lurching back and forth. Every time this happens, all ...
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2001 honda civic won't go past 112 mph

about two months ago i purchased my first car. it is a 2001 honda civic lx. with that being said, let's get right into it. so, as the title reads, this is my issue. i happen to speed sometimes on the ...
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VW stick shift shifter lockout

So my 2007 VW GTI has 257k miles.. (I know.) But it is my daily driver for now. I went on the highway and while I was in 6th, it popped into neutral by itself. I got kinda sketch but I was like okay ...
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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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Gear Oil coming out of the breather accumulator after water wading

I have a Force Gurkha 4 x 4 2017 model with 18000kms on it. A few days back, I was involved with flood rescue operations in my home state of Kerala, India. The car was driven in Bonnet deep water for ...
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How do I read this 'cruise from acceleration' table for my '97 Civic?

I came across this table in my '97 Honda Civic owner's manual (page 103 on this online copy): It's preceded by a 'normal acceleration' table, which makes sense to me. The immediate context offered ...
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What gear is considered “park” in a manual transmission?

I was informed by a mechanic, several years ago, that airbags won't deploy if a car is in park therefore he always puts his car in park in drive throughs to avoid the air bags in case he is bumped ...
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Possible Causes of an Engine Tick?

I own a 1999 Mercury Cougar, running the 2.5L Duratech DOHC V6. I was recently out with a friend drifting (not the smartest idea, especially since my engine was already running rough), and while ...
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1997 Saturn SL2 manual transmission has trouble coming out of reverse and going into first gear

1997 Saturn SL2 Manual transmission. When I first start the car, I have no problems putting it into reverse. I reverse and make a complete stop, then when I try to shift into first, it doesn't want ...
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Clutch Pulses at low RPMs - Problem? [duplicate]

I drive a used 2009 Toyota Matrix S (80k miles), and this is my first manual transmission car so forgive me if I'm describing something obvious and pedestrian here. Recently, I've noticed some odd ...
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Manual doesn't go into 2nd gear smoothly

I owned a 2005 Infinit G35 and it has a manual transmission. At some point something strange was happening in regards to shifting. Example: When in first gear, if I revved the engine to 3000RPM and ...
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Air,in my clutch system

I went through all the procedures of bleeding my clutch and slave cyclender and still no clutch pedal at all and everything is all new is there something I'm missing can u please let me know thank u ...
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Grinding while going into gear

Ok need help figuring this out before I take it to 50 different places giving me different diognosis. So when I shift into first and second it grinds going into gear but as soon as I have it into gear ...
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2005 Suzuki gsxr 750

I just bought a 05 gsxr750 it has 6k miles on it. I recently did a fresh oil change new air filter new spark plugs and tightened up the chain and lubed. I have had no problems running it until last ...
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Noise from car in 5th gear

recently bought a small van as test drive seemed fine. Though in error didn't test drive in 5th gear. Won't be able to take it back to the seller. Anyway, drives fine and no abnormal noises in gears ...
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Toyota Camry 1998 4 cylinder manual transmission

While in motion on 1st gear, despite clutch been pressed in full to shift on 2nd gear, the vehicle jerks even though its clutch not being released. Predominantly vehicle is jerking on 2nd gear ...
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2013 Chevy Sonic Transmission Fluid Change

Does a 2013 Chevy Sonic LTZ 1.4 not need a transmission fluid change? The manual says for the automatic (I have manual) check at 97,500 miles. I spoke with someone on chat from Chevy and they said ...
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What does it mean to “chirp” a gear?

In this clutch / flywheel replacement guide, during the test drive, the driver says "I just chirped second gear! This car has never chirped second gear.". I do hear the quick "chirp" sound as he ...
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Grinding when shifting into gear (new clutch)

I was thinking of buying a car but it ALWAYS grinds when shifting into 4th gear (up or down) regardless of the rpm. It occasionally grinds when shifting into 5th and 6th (only up) at a higher rpm. ...
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How do the gears relate to the speed of the car? [closed]

I am just starting out riding a motorcycle and I am confused on the relation between the gears and the speed. If you are cruising 45mph (72 kph) on the 4th gear and you have to come to an emergency ...
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What is causing burning smell and over reving sound?

I previously asked this question Can flooring accelarator damage car in any way? and it seemed people were saying it will wear parts out, but over time i.e. not in a week or month. I have been ...