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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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Which transmission oil should I use?

I'm the third owner of an Audi A3 2001 1.9TDI with 5-gear manual transmission. I'd refer to the owners manual but I didn't get it when I bought the car, someone must have misplaced it. I can't find ...
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04 Neon Srt4 1st gear problems

For some reason whenever I try to put my car into 1st gear it will grind, but if I put it in 2nd gear then into first gear quickly it won't grind. Anyone have a clue on why this is happening and how ...
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Does direct shifting cause extra wear on manual transmissions?

Let's say the gear shift stick is in 3rd and you wanna downshift to 2nd. Now, you can go: pull the lever down to neutral; palm left; pull down into second. There's another way though which I ...
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Why won't my Mustang move in 1st, 2nd, 3rd gear after clutch change?

My mustang will not move in first or second or 3rd gear but will in 4th gear. I really need some advice regarding the issue. It is rattling when the pedal isn't engaged. I recently paid for a new ...
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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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Clutch pedal feels sticky in cold weather

Car: 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L, Manual Transmission, 163000 kms. My clutch pedal feels sticky when the outside temperature is low(below -10C). By sticky, I mean it requires a bit more effort to push it in ...
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are there any modern cars that use a mechanical clutch?

I know that it's still widely used in motorcycles but what about cars? I thought it would be easy to find out which manufacturers still produce vehicles with a cable actuated clutch but I guess I was ...
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Clutch Fault, Ford Fiesta ST 16 Plate

I need some advice please regarding my Ford Fiesta ST-3 2016. I had a problem about 3 months ago, I was driving and the clutch randomly slipped causing the revs to shoot up. It was on a Saturday so ...
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2010 Honda Civic occasionally can't shift into first or second gear

I have a 2010 manual Civic. Very infrequently, I cannot move the shifter all the way to the left (the first time this occurred, I thought I was in first when I had really shifted into third). The car ...
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Can 2 gearboxes for the same engine but different codes be compatible?

I need to change my gearbox. I own a VW Golf 6 from 2009, 1.4 TSI, 122 HP, engine code CAXA. The gearbox code is LHY. I found at a scrap yard a gearbox from an identical car (even the same engine ...
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Bad for clutch to accelerate with high rpms? [closed]

I'm aware that launching a car with manual transmission, i.e. rev up and then release the clutch, could potentially cause a bit clutch wear. But let's assume you start revving up from 1st gear - for ...
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1998 Pontaic Firebird Base, what is causing a strange sound in 4th and 5th gears?

I have a 1998 Firebird, base model with a 3.8L v6 engine with a 5 speed manual transmission. When I am driving faster than 50 mph in 4th, or 5th gear, I hear a hissing/humming sound from the direction ...
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Engine revs up and down when idling

I have a 1990 manual Honda Civic with ~200k miles. When I'm stopped at a red light, the engine revs up to about 2k-3k rpm and then down to 1k rpm. This cycle repeats about once every two seconds. My ...
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1.5l Mitsubishi mirage manual clutch kit install…already have bell housing back on…can't remember how the routing went of components

You already know what type of vehicle and that this issue has to do with wiring and brackets and components placement. What I need is a view or summary with relative description as to where everything ...
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Manual Trans Stuck Gear Shifter

My 2006 Toyota Matrix w/185k miles transmission failed while I was driving and the most unique symptom is that the gear shift won't move at all anymore. Not only can I not put it into any gear while ...
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Parts to replace when changing transmission

For a simple manual front wheel drive car like a 04 Honda Civic, or any Honda Civic, what parts should be replaced that are easier to replace when the transmission is out? I'm replacing a manual ...
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proton wira 2004 user and repair manuals

My car which is a proton wira 2004 is acting up and I have been played a fool by many mechanics and technicians. So I would greatly appreciate if someone could point to the user and repair manuals of ...
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1996 Acura integra 5speed clicking noise

Ok when I push in the clutch the noise goes away... It's a loud Tat tat tat....also my clutch pedal sticks almost to the floor.....it still works but the pedal is not springing back ..half way up it ...
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Broken gear shift?

Last week I bought a 2004 Ford Focus. It has 170,000 mi on it. I was told the transmission and clutch were new. Last night, (and this evening), I was trying to teach my daughter how to drive "stick". ...
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Super 95 E10 vs Super 98?

Can i use Petrol: Super 95 E10 in my car? I basically use Super 98 on my car but the price is very expensive now 1.50 Euro cent. Where as Super 95 E10 is 1.20 Euro cent. My car manual says i can use ...
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I have 5th gear issue , can i drive in 4th gear at 100km to 115km?

My car scares me while changing gear from 4th to 5th gear because it goes to 3rd gear. As a result on highways i get scared to change to 5th gear. Can i drive my car in 4th gear at speed range ...
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4th gear to 5th gear puts to 3rd gear often?

R, 1, 2, 3, 4 works great. But when i am in highway driving 90km to 120km and trying to switch to 5th gear. I have a strange problems. When Engine is running live: - from 4th dragging straight to 5th ...
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Help please! Loud clicking/ knocking sound coming from engine

I really appreciate anyones time. I own a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire 5-speed manual with the 2.2L l850 Gm engine with about 320,XXX kilometres for reference. Anyways, so I went drifting last night and did ...
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Can't get into first gear

My car is a 59 plate (2009/10) VW Golf. It's been working okay and I just had my MOT done. However, yesterday I went to change into second gear and it ground very badly. Then when I stopped, I tried ...
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Manual Tranny jerkiness on and off throttle

2006 Mazda3 here. What is the expected smoothness in a manual transmission when letting on and off throttle. Here are my observatons. When releasing + pressing throttle car bounces/rocks forward like ...
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Burning smell after stalling in hill start

I am driving a manual car and I usually have no issues with hill starts. Today, however, after pulling my e-brake on on a hill and then engaging 1st gear. My car would not pull forward from ...
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I'm going to replace my manual transmission. What else should I replace at the same time?

Vehicle 2006 Civic Si 115k miles 6-speed manual transmission (original, including clutch) Question It's getting harder to shift between gears. When upshifting, I need to wait a while for revs to ...
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Optimal clutch engagement speed at wide open throttle

While pretending I was a race car driver this morning, a question occurred to me: When you engage the clutch quickly while up-shifting at wide open throttle (i.e. accelerating as fast as possible and ...
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Reverse gear and marble noise

On my Mazda3 sometimes my gear shifter doesn't seem to throw all the way, and whenever I engage the clutch I hear what sounds like marbles. What could be the cause of this? I can put car in neutral ...
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Mazda3 - Slight vibrations, noises and rocking

I just bought a 2006 Mazda3 with a manual tranny (first time stick driver) and it so far has been a great car barring any newbie manual mistakes. I've noticed a couple things that I am curious of ...
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Does a dual-clutch transmission require synchronizer cones?

When you shift in a traditional manual transmission, the clutch is disengaged and a sleeve is shifted from one gear to another. The teeth of the sleeve must align with the teeth of the target gear. ...
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Maxima 02 gear stuck in neutral

My manual transmission is stuck on neutral I was driving on freeway when I exit and took out of 6th gear it would not go into any gear no noises does it make just wount go into any gear not even ...
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2001 5 speed VW Jetta shutting off shifting to third

I just bought a 2001 VR6 manual 5 speed. For about the first month, it ran perfectly, but just last week, any time I shift into 3rd, the entire car shuts off for a split second and then comes back on. ...
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Why do cars accelerate when the clutch is in the friction zone? [duplicate]

When a manual transmission car is stopped on level ground, it is possible (for some cars) to make it start moving without using the gas pedal by putting it in gear and bringing the clutch to the ...
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Should I stop shifting out of gear without the clutch?

I drive a manual 2013 Ford Focus. Often times when I am about to coast to a stoplight, I will pull it out of gear without using the clutch. Sometimes it just slides out nice and easy, but other times ...
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Swapping fully-synthetic manual transmission fluid for semi-synthetic

I changed my gearbox oil today but afterwards I noticed that the bottle said 75w-90 Semi-synthetic, this got me curious so I rang ford to double check the spec and they said that I should use 75w-90 ...
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Why is towing a manual transmission car, in neutral, with the drive wheels on the ground, considered safe?

It is clear that cars with automatic transmissions cannot be towed with any drive wheels on the ground, engine off, in neutral, because the torque converter powers the lubrication pump for the ...
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Car won't come out of reverse gear unless rolling

I have a 1989 Nissan Skyline R31 and when I put it into reverse, it will refuse to come back out of gear. The clutch was changed a few thousand km's ago and has had this problem recently. The only ...
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Reversed with handbreak on and manual transmission - how to diagnose problems if they arise?

I was nervous driving a borrowed manual transmission and, as I was parking, accidentally went over one of the rocks that line the sides of our driveway. The front wheels went over but the rock ...
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Stick shift - strong judder on pullaway

I learned to drive in a manual transmission car and have been driving them for years; while my clutch control is not perfect, I'm generally very good with it, except in my 1985 Supra. Often when ...
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Seat Leon TDI Stylance 2007

i have a seat Leon tdi stylance 2007 it's covered 11800 miles, my gearbox if you go from 2nd to 3rd gear at slow speed the gear will crunch, the car has covered 118000 on the clock, any ideas guys ...
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1998 cherokee sport 4x4 hydraulic clutch problems

The clutch in my 19 98 Jeep Cherokee four by four feels like its frozen. The transmission will not go into any gear, including reverse. Whether the car is started, or not.
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GL-4 or GL-5 for gearbox oil replacement?

I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla, and the owner's guide recommends GL-4 or GL-5 75W-90 for replacement oil. I understand that you get smoother shifts and lower fuel economy with higher viscosity oil. Are ...
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What does in mean if upshift indicator on 1987 VW Golf misbehaves?

1987 VW Golf (USA, gasoline, manual transmission) The upshift indicator light on the dashboard came on while in 5th (highest) gear on level freeway at 60mph. Two days later, it seems to not be coming ...
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Where to learn about manual transmissions?

I own a 2007 ford fiesta ST150, which is a 2L FWD, so obviously it has a transaxle. I'm generally pretty comfortable working with my car, I'm only an amateur, a shade tree mechanic but I'll happily ...
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am i supposed to use gas when i a shift gears on a manual? [closed]

I have a Chevy s-10 manual, I think the year is 2001? When i shift gears it usually jumps, should I be using gas while I push in the clutch or before I take my foot off the clutch? If so how much gas?
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In a manual car, does changing gear quickly put more wear on the synchro's?

I have a ford fiesta with a manual transmission, and often when I'm driving gently, I'll take more than a second or so to change gear after I depress the clutch pedal. I press the clutch pedal, slowly ...
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Difficulty of shifting down to 1st while moving (manual)

The gearbox from the car I'm rebuilding (Skoda Estelle '72, rear mounted engine, RWD, manual transmission) has the following problem: I can shift up/down with engine off I can shift up/down with ...
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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 ...