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

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GMC Canyon Transmission Change

I have a 2020 GMC Canyon and the recommended trans change is 45,000. I'm 15,000 miles over that time, should I change it or not?
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Help Needed: Mazda 6 (2008) Gear Issue in Hot Weather and Traffic - Any Advice?

I’m seeking advice on a frustrating issue I’m experiencing with my 2008 Mazda 6, which has about 115,000 miles on it. The car generally drives perfectly, but I'm encountering a persistent problem with ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

Is it OK to change gear without pressing down the clutch when the car is running ? Does it damage or wear anything? Just wanted to know what actually happen to the car.
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2016 Fiesta pops out of reverse gear

I have a 2016 manual transmission Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Zetec and often, when starting to reverse I'll think I've placed it properly into gear but, as I come off the clutch and power on it'll lurch ...
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first and second gear not working

I have a 1994 seat ibiza that recently has had a hard time shifting into first and second gears. It was already hard to get the stick all the way to the left when shifting so sometimes you'd think it ...
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2009 Hyundai i20 1st/2nd gear issues - feels like it will stall and shudders, before running normally

2009 i20 petrol manual with intermittent power loss in 1st/2nd gears (no issues in higher gears) When pulling off in 1st gear, car feels like it will stall shuddering and loses power. 2nd gear can ...
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How does an engine work? [duplicate]

This might be a stupid question, and it's not so much about how the engine works - it's moreso a question about, why does the engine stall? Everyone and their dog knows what an engine stall is and ...
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Car Jerks when AC compressor turns on

I have a manual patrol car with a very small engine (800cc). It was a used car when I bought it and this issue was there from the day 1 I bought. I thought the issue maybe due to the small engine but ...
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2005 Scion 135k miles has never had manual transmission fluid changed. Should I change it now, or better to leave it alone?Does a manual even need it?

Car is standard, purchased 2 years ago. To my knowledge the previous owner did not change it. Most guys seem to say you might as well leave it alone once it gets past a certain point, old and black. ...
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Manual VS Automatic Transmissions Suitability

On weekends I do deliveries. I make over 150+ stops, short distances apart and engage gears 1/2/3 and reverse during every stop. Which transmission setup would be best suited for such a scenario? ...
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Is the clutch in automatic transmission gearboxes unduly used, as with manual transmission, when a car is driven at ultra low speeds?

I have yet to understand how an automatic transmission gearbox works (not CVT—those are trivial). This question is an attempt to figure out a small piece of the puzzle. Properly handled, the clutch in ...
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What is wrong with my clutch

So I drive a 2015 Kia rio 1.2 manual. So my car since I bought it has a very soft clutch that only balances the car for takeoff if i lift it to where it almost switches off the car before i can drive ...
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Gearbox singing at 6th gear

I'm driving a Hyundai Elantra 2012 manual model and when I change into 6th gear and apply any pressure on the accelerator, I get a high pitched singing sound. It's completely clear whatever I do in ...
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Manual Transmission - Can't put into gear when the car is ON

2006 Honda Civic, Manual Transmission. Symptom: After I turn the car on, in "neutral", the stick shift won't go into gear, as if the clutch, when pressed, is not disengaging and releasing ...
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Manual Transmission Oil Potentially Low

So I changed my drive/axle shaft and even though I had the car tipped/jacked on one side. Quite a bit of transmission oil still leaked out. If I was to estimate maybe 0.4L (400ml)? To add to my ...
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Manual car engine rpm dropped below idle rpm while in neutral

My car is 2007 Toyota Prado GX manual with the D-4D engine. I was waiting for green light so I put my gear in neutral. After about 1 minute the engine rev dropped below the idle rpm by a lot so it ...
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Gear Stick sticking but only when I’m driving in the city and doing a lot of gear changes

I noticed when I’m doing city driving that my gear stick is getting stuck moving from 1st to 2nd gear. I brought the car to a mechanic and they replaced the clutch. Now a month later, I’m having the ...
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ford connect clutch?

looking for advice Van facing uphill (steep) in neutral handbrake on, get back in van would'nt pull uphill at all with over revving then clutch smell, had to put it in reverse for a few feet before ...
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When does slowing down by down-shifting become lugging an engine?

Manual transmission is fantastic for many reasons, and one of the top reasons (in my book) is the ability to slow down ahead of red lights without touching the brakes. (And, incidentally, it is to my ...
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Why does my car grind going into third gear when it’s cold out?

my 2009 5-speed manual Toyota Corolla has been having a bit of an odd issue lately. When first starting the car when it’s been a little colder (1-5 degrees Celsius), it has been grinding third gear ...
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Screech on startup (manual)

I have a 2008 Honda Accord K24Z3 with the 5-Speed Manual (178k miles), and I’ve got actually two questions/problems. First; When I start up my car clutch+key turn, if I keep my foot on the clutch even ...
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Why is my gearshift hard to move when starting?

I have a 2000 Miata with a 5-speed manual. I park it in first gear with the handbrake on. The last few times I've started it, the gearshift has been hard to move into neutral and from there into ...
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2012 V6 Mustang Loses Power when Accelerating

I've noticed recently that my 2012 v6 Mustang loses power when accelerating, but only in 4th gear. This happens when I'm getting on the highway since that's the only time I'm accelerating hard in 4th ...
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How does double clutching work if gears spin at different rpms?

I watched this video regarding double clutching, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tescWzTlGQ0, and while I understood the general principle, I’m confused as to why the different gears would start to ...
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New car, sometimes engaging first gear does not catch

I cant quite express myself with the proper terminology but I will try, I have a fresh new car. There is just one issue. Sometimes, very sporadically, usually at crossings I engage first gear to start ...
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2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S Monsoon dash radio not ejecting CD

I have a 2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S (2-door hatchback, 5-speed) with a Monsoon radio in the dashboard. When I bought it there was a CD stuck in the player on the radio, and I've been unable to ...
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Scania 4 series P140c 4th gear hard shift

I have purchased an ex Australian Military Scania 4-series, 2002, P140c, 4x4, with manual 3x3 gearbox. Although its over 20years old, it has only 50k kms on the truck. amazing condition. Ex military ...
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Peugeot 407 2004 with unusual sound when clutching

When I drive there is an unusual sound when I'm pressing and releasing the clutch. It sounds like something that is spinning and grinding. There is a little sound there if clutching when not driving ...
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Manual Scion FR-S bucks or surges

I drive a low-mileage 2015 Toyota Scion FR-S that has a manual transmission. Lately when I first drive it I can feel a vibration in the clutch pedal just before I press it and when I engage it in ...
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Clutch pedal has a step?

The vehicle is a 1993 Lancer Evo idk how to explain this but my clutch pedal sorta has 2 positions? When I press it with little force it stops and I can engage gears. It's a little tough though and a ...
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Car will barely go into gear when running, and sometimes wont even go into gear when off

1998 BMW 328is 5sp A week ago the clutch was working "fine". For the last week, it has been slowly starting to engage even with the clutch pressed, but just barely. There was a bit of ...
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Why did old cars have really long throw shifters?

What was the reason that old cars had very long throw shifters and that modern cars now have much shorter throw shifters? For example even old sports cars like the urmodell generation of 911 had very ...
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D15 to d16 swap/possible problem

I've got a 95 del sol with d15b7 and looking at a d16y4. I'm wondering about trans mount up and wiring being that I have obd1 with obd2 port, and the motor is 96-97 jdm. I've heard something about ...
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To prevent a parked vehicle from rolling down a hill, always set place the transmission in low gear for a manual transmission

How come in oder to prevent a parked vehicle from rolling down a hill, always place the transmission in low gear for a manual transmission? Thank you! "To prevent a parked vehicle from rolling ...
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How to remove stuck M/T from 2001-2005 Honda Civic (EM2 coupe)

Trying to remove the manual transmission from a 2004 EM2 Civic. Everything is loosened/undone and she should be ready to slide right off but it won't budge. (Starter motor is removed, both central ...
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Mustang 2015 Manual Transmission always grinds when switching into 4th gear

No matter what (upshifting, downshifting, cold or hot), when switching into 4th gear, there is a grinding sound before it shifts in. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th gears work just fine. I would like to ...
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Honda no matter what gear I put it in, it stays in neutral

In weeks before it became completely immobile sometimes while driving on the freeway in 5th gear all of a sudden engine would start revving and any pressure on the gas pedal would just make it rev ...
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Clutch issue Seat Leon

Today I have noticed that every time I press the clutch it makes a loud sound- as if you are pressing a manual on/off button (not sure how else the explain the sound) I stopped driving it just in case ...
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One of the front wheels get hotter than other one

I have 2010 Suzuki Alto ( front wheel drive ), Recently I noticed that front wheels get hotter unusually. Just a 5km drive makes lug nuts really hot. A mechanic checked the calipers & everything ...
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Slight metallic ringing noise when clutch pedal is our, goes away when clutch is depressed

I have a 2013 Mini Cooper non-S (R56) with manual transmission. I’m hearing a new noise, and I’m trying to diagnose what it is. The noise is faint but noticeable, but hard to get on video. It’s a ...
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Car making loud PAT sound and also sometimes making quiet pss sound when shifting gears sometimes

i have 2000 FIAT Siena 1.4el 5 speed manual and its done only 105000km (around 60000 miles) in 23 years ever since we bought it in late 1999 , it has cable operated clutch and sometimes i hear really ...
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Strong shock at the start of a moving in first gear

I have Suzuki alto 2016 with manual gearbox. (Small car with 1.0 liter engine with 3 cylinders) Sometimes, not always when I start moving in first gear at the moment when the engine speed equals the ...
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1999 Toyota Corolla 4EFE 1.3 litre whining noise - louder with increasing speed

I have a 1999 Toyota Corolla 1.3l 4EFE engine. 138000 miles. 5 speed manual gearbox. There is a whine/noise that gets louder the faster I drive. It is the same in any gear, and in neutral, and with ...
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Clutch slipping problem for 2005 Corolla

I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla CE, with 5 speed manual transmission. Within the last couple of months, I have noticed some clutch slippage, especially when shifting into a gear and accelerating. At ...
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Accelerated in reverse, quickly with handbrake still on. What damage to manual van?

Accelerated in reverse from a muddy patch with the handbrake still on. Realised the problem when accelerating but going no where. Tried again with the handbrake off and noise while reversing. What ...
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How do I check the transmission fluid levels in an 2008 Opel Combo C?

How can I check the level of tbe transmission fluid in my 2008 Opel Combo C manual? I recently experience problems with my transmission/changing gears and would like to check my transmission fluid ...
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Why is it hard to shift gears?

Why is my transmission extremely stiff and resistant to changing gears when I drive? I drive an Opel Combo C manual. While driving through the mountains, and lots of engine braking, I noticed a smell ...
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I have a 93 f150 5L auto tranny w/OD electric 4x4, its slipping. I have a 91 f150 5L auto tranny w/OD manual 4x4 shift. Will 91 tranny work in the 93?

<I have a 93 f150 5L auto tranny w/od electric shift 4x4 gone bad.I have a good 91 f150 5L auto tranny w/od manual shift 4x4. Will 91 tranny work in the 93?>
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I can't get my car into first or second gear without lifting the reverse trigger on the gear shift knob, is it safe to drive?

My car is a 2010 vauhall Astra, if I try to get into first or second gear it feels like there's something physical blocking me. When I lift up the trigger on the gear stick, that you usually use to ...
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2015 Mazda 6 manual transmission has new battery has power but will not start

I have a 2015 Mazda 6 manual transmission that I drive about once per week. It was previously having issues starting up. I took it in to the Mazda dealer, and they agreed the battery needed to be ...
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