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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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 ...
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Why is my clutch not working properly?

1990 Toyota pickup 2x4. Once transmission warms up and you go to stop, when I push in the clutch it still moves as if the clutch is released. If you pump the clutch pedal a couple times it will ...
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Mystery-2008 Scion xB sticks in gear

So my wife has a 2008 Scion xB with a manual transmission. We've been having a problem that comes and goes with it, and is difficult to get to the bottom of. When we're driving the vehicle, it ...
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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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No 3rd and 4th gear selection

Good day. I drive a 2004/2005 VW Polo Classic 1.9 TDI 5 speed. My Polo recently started with an oil leak on the gearbox after I had the CV joints replaced. On my way to the auto parts shop to buy ...
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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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Low Gears - “Clutch Bouncing off of Flywheel”

Not much to say - in first and second gear, car starts jerking violently when given any gas. The best association I can make is that it feels like the clutch is bouncing off of the flywheel, but that'...
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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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Is it normal that shifting from first to second gear requires side pressure

Previously I had car with 5 gear transmission. Switching from 1st to 2nd was just move down. Now I have another car with 6 gear transmission. If I forget to add same pressure to the left I end with ...
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Engine problem while accelerating

My car is a manual transmission car and is about 14 years old. I have recently noticed that when I am driving along in gear (ie foot is not on the clutch at all) that when I put my foot down hard on ...
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Gear grinds when changing down into 2nd on VW LT 35 TDI LWB

When I change down into 2nd gear, it grinds. Changing from 1st to 2nd is a bit clunky, but it doesn't grind like going from 3rd to 2nd. It's a VW van - LT 35 TDI LWB. Does anyone have an idea what it ...
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Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCI XLT - Fifth Gear Problems

I have a Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCI XLT 2007 Model. I can get all my gears except fifth gear. I have checked the hydraulic clutch and bled it. Still the same problem. After driving with it, it also started ...
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Change gear without pressing the clutch when engine is off

Is it OK to change gear without pressing down the clutch when the engine is off? Does it damage or wear anything? Besides the general question, I also have a more specific question: When starting a ...
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Manual left in first with parking brake - burnt tire - how?

Can someone explain to me why my car wouldn't automatically stall when left in first gear on a hill with the parking brake on? A co-worker started my car for me and didn't shift it to neutral and ...
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Clutch problems in 5th gear

I'm having strange problem. While I drive my car in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th gear, everything is fine and dandy. However, when I change my gear to 5th. Car runs perfectly BUT the clutch becomes so easy to ...
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Hard to engage 1st gear and reverse gear when parking for manual transmission.

Sometimes it is difficult to engage 1st gear and reverse gear when parking only for this Toyota corolla manual transmission 1.3 car. Is it related to gears problem or low level gear oil. Kindly advise....
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Gear stuck in neutral when engine is running

Today when I tried entering a roundabout, my 2003 Astra's gearbox got stuck in neutral as I tried shifting to first. I finally managed to shift after wiggling the stick around and applying more force, ...

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