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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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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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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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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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Whining Engine Noise Nissan Qashqai

Vehicle: 2013 Nissan Qashqai Yesterday driving my Qashqai was a weird experience. The car starts jerking (as if it were on a hill with low speed/incorrect gear) on the 2nd gear at 2500RPM. I usually ...
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engine started briefly then 3 loud clicks and stalled,

i have an escort van 1998 5.5 (typical escort car derived van same engine) normally a great little runner, but doesnt like 2017, replaced alternator 2 weeks ago, now i start my van and withing 5 ...
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Why is my car jumping while I drive?

So for a while now, my car has been jumping back and forth like its stalling when I take off and barely stays alive when I'm at a stop. I got the purge valve checked up and it ran fine for awhile ...
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90 Toyota 22R engine low idle, shaking, extremely jerky acceleration

I have a 1990 Toyota pickup with the 22R engine (carbureted), and recently it started idling very low and shaking at idle. Work done in the last year, other than brakes and oil: Carb rebuild New ...
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My Car Wont Turn over Need Help!

So i have a 1999 mitsubishi eclipse 2.0L manual transmission and it's not turning over at all. It just clicks. I changed the starter nothing and its still clicks the battery is good the altinater good ...
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will it freeze if i leave it overnight with no antifreeze or water

will my engine block freeze with no antifreeze or water? I just replaced the water pump and i am stuck on the power steering pump mounting brackets i am hoping to find a diagram or a link to a website....
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GETRAG G56 with Gen3 5.7L hemi

Your thoughts please. I have a 2006 Ram 1500 with a 3.7L Magnum v6 engine and a GETRAG G56 6 speed manual transmission. I would like to swap the engine for the gen3 5.7L Mopar hemi, an engine offered ...
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Will a manual vehicle stall at low RPM without being on the accelerator?

Say you're in third gear going in a straight line with no need to stop. You let off the accelerator and downshift to second gear then coast with no pedals in use. Will the car reach a certain RPM and ...
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My 94 Honda Civic..which is a manual..will crank but not start… but it will clutch off

My 94 Honda Civic..which is a 5 speed manual..will crank but not start..It will clutch off and runs and drives well after that. I have to pump the clutch several times before it will even start to ...
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Car is shaking, feels like the car doesn't have as much power, gear knob also shaking and exhaust smells of fuel (and was louder than usual)

Okay so the car is a Nissan 200SX S15 and as i'm relatively new to the manual transmission I wanted to practice hill starting (which is where I screwed up). I pretty much let go of the clutch way too ...
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Engine continues to spin after putting in neutral

I have a 2001 Plymouth Neon, it has a manual transmission. Recently the car has started to not stop the engine when I shift into neutral. If I shift into neutral while moving, the engine will rev like ...
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Engine surges when depress accelerator past a certain point

I have a 2003 manual Nissan Almera S petrol 1.5L with only 75,000 miles on the clock. Today the engine has started to surge. If I depress the accelerator pedal more than approx. ½ inch - 1 inch, the ...
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Is it bad to drive slow at low rpms in 4th or 5th gear? Do you get better gas mileage?

Obviously running your engine at too high an RPM for too long isn't good. But what about running it too low? not so low that it stalls or lugs, but within around 1,000 RPM? Would you get better ...
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Minor grinding noise and vibration when car is idle

I have a 2005 stick shift Toyota Camry. Sometimes when I am at a red light or stop sign and the car is in neutral I feel a slight vibration from the pedals and a slight grinding noise coming from the ...
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What disadvantages a car with 4-speed transmission have compared to 5, 6 or 7 speed with similar engine?

This seemed to be most relevant site to ask my question. I am planning to purchase a new car and my shortlisted car has 4 speed automatic and 1.6 litre engine. The thing that worries me is that it ...
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WHY does an engine stall? (manual transmission)

Before you write off my question as one that's been answered a million times already, I want to clarify. I understand that the engine needs to go a certain rpm and when you try to engage the clutch ...
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Lugging the Engine (Manual Transmission)

So...lugging the engine obviously isn't something that is good. But why? For example when you feather a clutch to get the car moving, it lugs for a quick moment when you hit the catch point (When ...
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does a car normally continue moving at a constant speed when in gear and the foot is taken off the accelerator pedal?

I remember when driving a passenger car, when I took my foot off the accelerator pedal completely, but remained in gear, the car would normally continue to move at some low speed, different for each ...