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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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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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Manual Transmission - Why Can't I leave in gear at Light

Everywhere I read, people say to shift into neutral at a light, and some say just to hold the clutch in which I understand unnecessarily wears the throw out bearing. Why can you not just shift to ...
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Rattle sound at low speed in 1st and reverse

06 Solstice (it says "hi!"), manual transmission. I hear a pretty bad rattling sound when backing up or starting out in 1st gear. I haven't heard it in any other gear, and only at fairly low speed/...
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Need I press clutch pedal while starting my car in neutral?

As I know, clutch pressing and neutral gear both disengage the engine from wheels. So will it matter if I do not press the clutch if I start in neutral?
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Rolling / pushing car in gear

In this question comments raised the question of whether or not it could harm an engine if it was forced to turn in the "wrong" direction – for example if a car is parked on a hill pointing uphill and ...
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What's the best gear to leave a manual vehicle in when parked? [closed]

I've been told that reverse is the "strongest" gear, so in a manual transmission vehicle you should park your vehicle and leave it in reverse in the event of a parking brake failure. Others have said ...
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Manual Mercury Milan is stuck in reverse

I recently replaced my shifter cable because the car was stuck in gear. After doing this, the Milan was put in reverse and then got stuck. Prior to the replacement, the car was slipping out of 5th ...
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Why doesn't a car parked in first gear roll backwards?

In manual transmission, it is common practice to park a car in the first gear on uphills or in reverse gear on slopes - in addition to park brakes of course, but let's assume it is not being used in ...
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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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While releasing the clutch slowly in first gear it comes back loose suddenly. What could be wrong?

Before I ask the question a couple of things: I'm able to drive my car normally I'm driving the vehicle on a daily basis, taking it to work and then to back home again. The problem that I have is ...
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Does my electronic parking brake remain engaged if I disconnect the battery?

I have a manual Audi A4 with an electronic parking brake. For safety reasons, I'm planning on leaving the battery disconnected for about a month while I do a variety of cosmetic work on the vehicle (...
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How can I avoid damaging my engine with a manual?

I know the standard bad stuff that damages your clutch: feathering too long, riding the clutch, etc. But, what actually causes damage to the engine? Stalling Can stalling damage the engine? I've ...
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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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Internal or external gearbox problem?

I've just had a 14 speed gearbox of a 4 series Scania repaired. It was going to have 1st gear rebuilt & there was a broken ring/collar gear (for synchro). I was hoping it would fix the problem I ...
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Hard shifting on 2003 VW Jetta 1,8 with manual transmission

After unrelated repair in the shop, my car began to have difficulties going into 5th gear. Gradually over the next couple of days, it was noticeable that the car refused to engage into 3rd, and now ...
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Why is it almost impossible to put the car in first gear at high speeds?

Why doesn't the transmission allow me to put the car in any gear I want (e.g. first) at any speed I want? Is the transmission (including the synchronous gears) disconnected from the flywheel when the ...
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Why couldn't I shift into 1st gear with car not stopped in my Renault, but my Volvo lets me do it?

I used to have a Renault Laguna (model year 2000) until I got a Volvo V70 (model year 2006) to replace it. One of the things that annoyed me somewhat about the Renault was that, if I was e.g. ...
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Low RPM U-Turn in 4th Gear - Why doesn't it stall?

I have a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse. It has a manual transmission. When I first taught my girlfriend how to drive it, after about a week of only driving in a church parking lot, she took it to the ...
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Grinding clutch

i have a 00' integra and i think the original clutch is still in it, 180,000km. when i have the car in gear there is a faint grinding sound. the same thing happens only more so when i engage the ...
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Engine 'lugging' when turned off with clutch engaged, transmission in netural

After asking this question yesterday, I started thinking about how since picking up my second '06 Infiniti G35 Sedan in as many years, I've noticed that with this engine (145k miles), when I leave the ...
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Turning ignition off with clutch engaged, transmission in neutral

I was reading this question about regularly turning the engine off by dropping the clutch in first gear. This is fairly obviously a bad practice, and the answers give great reasons why, but it got me ...
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Can I confirm clutch slippage by shifting without disengaging the clutch (while stopped)?

This question got me thinking about a possible test that anyone driving a manual transmission could perform to diagnose severe clutch plate slippage: Engage handbrake, make sure there is nothing in ...
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2012 Mazda3 shifts gears but won't move

My car was shifting fine. All of a sudden I attempted to slow down for traffic, depressed the clutch to downshift and nothing happened. Coasted to side road. Attempted to depress the clutch and I put ...
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Scania problem in engaging gears

I am having a problem in engaging gears on my truck series P124 R420. So I started by diagnosing and found no problem. Then removed the gearbox and changed clutch plate & pressure plate. Then ...
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Clutch noise after changing gears

I own a Hyndai Elantra Coupe (2013 or 2014, can't remember), and for a time I was changing gears downwards in order to brake (the context is we were taught, in driving school, that you can do this if ...
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2001 Honda Shadow VT1100C2 Gears will only shift into 1st and 2nd

The CAM, GEARSHIFT will only turn 2 times. There are Five gears, And the gears on go into 1st and 2nd. The gears are very hard to shift into.
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Nissan xtrail T32 manual gear box/transmission issue?

I have a new Nissan xTrail petrol T32, and have noticed two issues. When I change from 1st to 2nd and from 2nd to 3rd especially, it does not go as smoothly and effortlessly as the other cars I have ...
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1995 Subaru impreza acceleration problem

I recently brought a 95 Subaru impreza 1.6 ltr 5 speed manual. I put my foot down on accelerator and it spits and splutters. If i put my foot down slowly I can get up to speed, but once I'm at say 100 ...
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How can I tow a RWD manual transmission car with a tow dolly safely?

I am purchasing my next project car, a 1976 Fiat 124. For those that don't know, it's a rear wheel drive manual. In my area, it's not possible to rent a flat-bed trailer unless I want to spend over $...
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Clutch pedal is sticking and will not go down all the way on a 1994 nissan frontier truck

The clutch pedal on my 1994 Nissan Frontier will only go down about one quarter of the entire throw. I can put the shifter in gear but its like I still have the clutch pushed in. I can shift into any ...
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Why does my car have this strange behavior when in 1st gear?

I have a Renault Captur from 2016 with a petrol engine. I'm having a slight trouble when taking off. With the car stopped I shift into 1st gear and slowly release the clutch while at the same time ...
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Subaru clunking and whining - differential?

I have a 2002 Subaru Outback with a 5 speed manual and 160k miles on it. The previous owner claims to have replaced the front differential, because it was locked up. Now, I have been hearing whining ...
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Should I put my car in first when parked? [duplicate]

When I park my car and turn it off, I usually select first gear, pull the parking brake, kill the engine, and then release the clutch pedal. I did this because I thought it would keep the car from ...
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My 1992 Geo metro w/auto transmission does not shift automatically, but works fine shifting manually

My 1992 Geo metro with automatic transmission does not shift automatically, but it works fine shifting manually. The transmission shop check says the transmission is fine.
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Something Blocking Stick Going Into First Gear

I seem to be having a bit of trouble with the first gear of a 2004 Opel Corsa. I have pulled off the gear stick cover and cant see anything stuck so it must be something that is more internal. When i ...