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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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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Whirring noise coming from transmission

1993 Subaru WRX I was doing a canyon drive with mild aggression on the throttle and I had to pee so I pulled over in a pull of and when coming to a stop my car made a very loud whining noise coming ...
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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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Does it harm my transmission to drive while the gears are hard to change?

Is it bad for my car to drive when I experience resistance while changing gears? I drive a Opel Combo C manual and starting today I experience resistance when changing gears. I also noticed a smell of ...
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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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The short axle slides in and out of the gear easily by hand

Replaced my driver's side axle / driveshaft with a new one after I started getting vibrations while accelerating. Solved the vibration problem, but a few hundred kilometers later my gear box seized up....
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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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2012 Golf TDI - manual trans. mount repair

So, I brought my car in to shop class for a vibration and noise issue, and it turned out that the transmission mount bolts had almost all come out (one was hanging on thankfully), and on inspection ...
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My (manual) transmission won't engage any gear 1 day after escaping bog

I ended up driving my front wheel drive manual sedan down a road meant for 4wd's due to inadequate signage (and poor judgement on my part). I saw a river and stopped before it, unfortunately the road ...
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2010 Ford Ranger 4.0 manual clutch problem

I took out my Ranger and on 2d gear my clutch suddenly dropped and had no pressure and then I had to take it home in 1st gear as it’s not shifting gear when in start. So I thought it’s the clutch ...
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2003 Toyota Rav4: Scratching sound above 4k RPM

I have a manual transmission, 2003 Toyota Rav4. The problem is that there is now a scratching sound, originating from the front center (sounds like it is right behind the front air vents), that starts ...
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Downshifting on a manual transmission, do you you need to do it one at a time? [closed]

An actual use case: you're coming at a red light 200m out and you're in 3rd or 4th gear, do you need to downshift all the way to 1st gear, one gear at a time, in that span of distance, or can you ...
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2012 golf TDI brake bleeding with shared master cylinder

just a quick question. I have a 2012 VW Golf TDI with a manual transmission. I was planning on flushing the brake system and from my research I noticed that my clutch and brakes both share the same ...
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Hyundai i20 feels like it is going to stall when moving off in first gear, shudders

2017 i20 petrol manual. For the past week it has felt very hesitant when pulling off in first gear. It feels like it will stall ( though it doesn't), shuddering. 2nd gear can have the same issue too ...
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Random sqwawk noise - 2011 Holden RC Colorado

As title - I can only describe it as a sqwawk noise, like a disk that vibrates side to side at a resonant frequency. It's been in my car for a significant amount of time and nothing I've done has ...
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2011 Ford fiesta 1.6l manual transmission

I have a 2011 ford fiesta 1.6l manual 5 speed. My speedometer is working good but odometer and all other attached infos like the shift light, the miles per gallons or distance left to empty does not ...
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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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RPMs increase to 3000 after shifting into neutral

When I shift into neutral in my 2004 2.0L manual Ford Escape, the RPMs hover at where they were at when I was in gear, and then increase/hold at ~3000 RPMs for about 5 seconds before decreasing. I ...
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Grinding in Neutral After Changing Outer CV Joint

2010 Fiat Ducato x250 Multijet 120 2.3L with 6 speed manual Summary: I replaced the outer CV joint on the driver's side and now there is a grinding noise in neutral that goes away when I press in the ...
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How slow can I go in 6th gear before downshifting? [closed]

This is a modern manual transmission car. I've been trying to change my driving habits in order to optimize my driving using this fancy auto rev match. I was skeptical at first, but I'm beginning to ...
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Brakes lock up as if the e-brake is engaged (solved by pumping the brakes)

Description of problem: This has happened twice now. Today I got in my car (after just having drove it for 30 mins with no problem), started it fine, but as soon as I moved forward it felt as though ...
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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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Do short throw shifters cause damage even if used correctly?

Assuming a driver shifts following all best practices applicable to shifting with the factory shifter, will using an aftermarket short throw shifter cause any damage to the transmission?
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Occasionally can't shift out of neutral (Manual 6 spd)

I saw a couple of similar topics, but none seem to mirror my experience exactly. Once in a blue moon, on my 2013 Nissan Sentra SV Manual 6 spd, If I'm, say, idling at a red light in neutral, I'm ...
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How hard is it to convert manual column shifter to manual floor shifter?

I am planning to buy a Ford Taunus P7B 17M but it has a 4 speed column shifter. Most of the P7B models came with a 4 speed floor shifter. Both are exactly the same transmission only difference is ...
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Won't go when out in gear [closed]

I have a 1500 Suzuki intruder that I changed oil oil filter and gear lube on Plus changed plugs now when I put it in first it dies why
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Clutch Judder That Goes Away After Driving

If any of you have experience with this or know what could cause this please let me know I've taken it to two shops, one dealership and one was an indie shop. Both of them charged me a diagnostic fee ...
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Chevy 4.3 V6 Flywheel Which one?

I am looking at the flywheels for Chevy v6 4.3 and see one is Goodwrench version {?} and one is NON Goodwretch version. I have a 1991 one-piece rear main seal. WHICh one do I need? The engine is going ...
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Why is it sometimes hard to engage reverse gear in a manual transmission?

When shifting from any gear other than 1st (while standing still, obviously), sometimes the reverse gear doesn't fully engage and the shifter will pop back to neutral. So I have to shift to 1st gear ...
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Why aren't automatic transmissions lubricated the same way as manual transmissions?

I know that you cannot tow a vehicle with an automatic transmission the same way as a manual. This is because the automatic transmission will not be properly lubricated. I read in the comment to this ...
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Driving with leaking clutch master/slave cylinder

It seems I have a leaking clutch master or slave cylinder. I think so because I found my clutch fluid disappeared and the drivers footwell had liquid underneath it. Also today it had become u ...
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Hard to shift into first and reverse, and weird noises

I have a 2000 Honda Civic, and I've been having some issues with it. It is very tough to shift into first, and sometimes when I shift into reverse I can hear the gears grinding and the car lurches a ...
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Is this expected behavior after replacing the clutch on a Mazda 3?

I recently had the clutch replaced in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission (last question in this saga I hope!). The car works now, but sounds and runs a bit differently than before. I expect some ...
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New Clutch Fit 7,000 Miles Ago Clutch Feels Light Again?

Nissan Almera N16. My clutch was slipping in nearly all gears when under load, the clutch pedal itself was always heavy under my ownership. Had a new clutch fit on 07/04/20 (7,000 miles ago). The ...
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Car jerks when dis-engaging clutch quickly

1988 Accord, 5 speed manual. If I disengage the clucth quickly the car feels like it jerks. There are no other problems with engaging the clutch or changing gears. Engine mounts appear ok - I can't ...
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What else should I check and/or repair when replacing the clutch?

Based on a recent question I asked, I'm looking to have a shop replace the clutch in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission with ~130000 miles on it. Before I do, is there anything else I should / could ...
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What's this part called? (a manual transmission shifting mechanism connecting to the shifter under the hood. 2000 hyundai accent)

Close up of it. Zoomed out, to show it's relative location. Awhile back, I was trying to see what I could do to improve the feel of the shifter, and decided to proactively replace the gear oil and ...
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Did I hose my transmission?

I have a 2013 Ford Mustang with an MT82 6-speed manual transmission. I don't know the history of the car so I figured it would be a good idea to change the transmission fluid. I drained it out and ...
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Car stalls couple times after start-up

I own a 2004 mitsubishi lancer, everytime i start driving the car for the day it always stalls when coming to a stop even if the car is in neutral. After driving for about 5 minutes, it no longer ...
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What caused my manual transmission to rev while shifting gears and now won't go at all?

I have a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring (2.0L engine) with a manual transmission, ~130k miles on it. For a few weeks, whenever I shifted gears the engine would rev (up to 3000-4000 rpm) for a second or two ...
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Can you shift to neutral while full acceleration in a manual transmission, without using the clutch?

It's a pure theoretical question and these are the conditions: car is at the highest torque while accelerating (5000rpm gasoline or 3500rpm diesel) car is in 2nd gear (still has force to accelerate ...
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