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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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99 BMW 323i E46 5 Speed Manual Trans Stuck In Reverse

I drained the fluid and found metal pieces. It won't shift into any gear other than reverse. When I try to shift into the other gears it locks up and stalls out. Can anybody help I think I'll have to ...
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Should I wait for my car to be completely stopped before putting it in reverse?

I drive a manual (2010 Mini Cooper). Sometimes, before I need to put the car in reverse, my car is still moving forward. Granted it's not moving at more than a few mph, but it's not stationary. Is ...
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Shift struck when try to put it in to 1st gear [duplicate]

I have a Nissan N16 car with a 5 speed manual gearbox. I have a issue with its shift. When I try to shift into 1st gear, it is very hard to put it in - but not in to other gears. I have to push harder ...
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Why is my shifter lever extremely stiff or hard to shift gears?

My 1985 Yamaha 750 Maxim shift lever is extremely stiff or hard to shift. When I pull off the casing that it passes thru or even loosen the bolts to the case it shifts normally. What can the issue ...
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Can Lucas Transmission Fix provide a temporary fix for a failing syncro?

Basically, I'm pretty sure I've got a failing fifth gear synchronizer in my manual transmission ( 5th only engages between about 65 - 72 k/h ) and was wondering if something like Lucas Transmission ...
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Manual transmission: high RPM / low power in all gears after shift linkage bushing replacement

Had a shift linkage bushing go out on our manual 03 Dodge Neon (85k miles). Ziptied ring to shifter to hobble home and light driving after ordering aftermarket bushings. Replaced just the bad bushing, ...
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Different clutch “power” on different cars

I'm currently learning to drive and in the process driving two cars (the instructors, and my parents for extra practice). Both are small 1 liter cars (petrol). What I've found is in my instructors ...
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Engine shuts off while shifting gears

I am a beginner driver and am still struggling with shifting gears. I drive a Hyundai I20. The issue that I am facing is that when I shift from 1st to 2nd, usually while going up a slope, the shift is ...
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Which parts in the diagram are syncronizers?

I have a 99 Nissan Almera ( similar to the Sentra ) with a GA16DE engine and RS5F31A manual transmission. I quite likely have a bad fifth gear synchronizer, and am trying to find what part to order. ...
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1991 Mazda Navajo clutch issue

I have a 1991 Mazda Navajo SUV I just purchased, it has a 5 speed manual transmission with 4wd but the 4wd to my knowledge does not work. I drove it around the first few days I had it and it drove ...
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2000 Ford Focus will not start

After turning the ignition the car will not make a sound. The radio works, and all the lights work except the headlights. What could be the problem?
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VW Jetta 2003 GLI 6 Speed manual stuck in gear.

My 2003 VW Jetta GLI VR6 6 speed manual is "stuck" in gear. ATM stuck in 2nd gear as i was about to back into my driveway and as i went to shift into reverse it wouldn't shift and basically is stuck ...
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Can low gear oil cause a syncronizer not to work?

I've been having a problem for a while on my MTX Nissan Almera with only being able to engage fifth gear at specific speeds, around 68-72 km/h. I recently noticed while changing an inner tie rod dust ...
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Is reverse gear in a manual transmission equivalent to any other gear?

Question is pretty well summarized in the title. If we were to order gears in terms of power provided, where would reverse fall between gears 1-5 on a manual transmission vehicle? Does it vary by ...
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Why does my manual gear sometimes slip into neutral?

I have a Mazda 323 Astina (called something else outside of Australia), 1997 model. When the weather is cold the car sometimes slips out of 5th gear into neutral. It only ever does it once a day, ...
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2011 hyundai ix35 2.0 petrol trouble shifting from 1st to 2nd when its still cold

I have a 2011 hyundai ix35 2.0 petrol. When i start it in the morning it struggles to shift from 1st to 2nd and should you want to gear down from 3rd back to 2nd it is also very sticky. Clutch kit has ...
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Vehicle vibrates when driving past 120kmh, this is after doing a routine clutch change on a Opel Corsa 1.4i

I had a new clutch kit along with the cam belt changed in my 2007 Opel Corsa as routine maintainance. The car was driving well all along... even did 160kmh while driving to the mechanics workshop. ...
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Car bounces back and forth after shifting

I've been having this issue for a while on my 1999 Volvo V40 T4 manual. Whenever I shift and release the clutch quickly, the car often does a nasty bounce. Let me try to describe it with much detail ...
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I think my clutch is failing, how can I tell what needs to be replaced?

I have a 2000 Mazda Protege with a 5-speed manual transmission. In recent months, I have noticed something that I believe is the clutch slipping. Sometimes when I am accelerating to highway speeds, ...
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96 Ranger. I replaced the clutch. Now it won't go into gear

I'm no mechanic and I'm stuck. I've got a 1996 2.3L Ford Ranger. I replaced The clutch disk, pressure plate, pilot bearing, and release bearing. I then got the transmission put back into place. ...
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Basic Roadside repairs courses

I'm about to drive across Morocco over the Atlas Mountains and into the Sahara desert with a hire car ;) Given the hire car process I have no guarantees on the make/model of the car I will get but ...
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What would happen if you shifted into reverse while you are going forward?

First, I am talking about manual cars and I know this is considered impossible because of the synchronized gears, but lets suppose that you can manage to shift gears (For example you could shift into ...
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5th Gear slipping out when letting off gas pedal in Toyota Landcruiser HJ75 - 1990)

Whilst driving, when I take my foot off the accelerator in 5th gear, the stick/vehicle goes into neutral. It's doing this more and more. Any thoughts?
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2003 Ford Focus 5 speed Stuck in Reverse [closed]

The shift lever is stuck in reverse and will not come out. I took out the shift tower to check the cable, and nothing appears to be missing or stuck. What could be causing this problem?
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WOT uphill, no increase in RPM, consuming more gas?

I own a city car Chevrolet Spark 2016. When going up a steep hill say in 4th gear, having the throttle down at 60% or WOT is practically the same. There's a minimal increase in RPM and power. Will the ...
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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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Do Manual transmission cars perform better than Automatic transmission?

I'm stuck between choosing a car available in both automatic transmission (CVT) and Manual transmission (6 speed). I wanted to know which one will perform better in the following aspects (considering ...
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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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Pontiac G5 transmission sometimes grinds when shifting into first while stopped, occasionally stalls car

I have a 2007 Pontiac G5 with a 5-speed manual (Getrag F23 if you're curious) and about 145k miles. This problem has been ongoing for a couple years now but is progressively getting worse. Sometimes ...
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Gear Shifting is Very Hard

I have Pulsar 135 motorcycle. Ove the last few days shifting gears has become difficult. In 1st gear I have to push very hard. There is a clacking noise that comes from the side of the engine when ...
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Can you still “motor” a manual transmission car with the starter motor?

When I learned to drive a manual transmission, I learned by accident that if I started it in gear without engaging the clutch, it would lurch forward, and might even start and drive on. (Usually I was ...
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How to find out if my non-fuel injected car has a rev limiter?

I'm driving a 1991 Citroen BX TGE16 which doesn't use fuel injection and I'm worried it doesn't have any fuel and spark cut off system so I don't over do it when downshifting or engine breaking. Can ...
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Correct braking technique on a manual transmission [closed]

I drive an old mechanical (non fluel injection) gasoline manual transmission car, and my approach to braking is pretty much as follows: Cruising Dissengage acceleratior, press clutch 100% in Press ...
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Muted howling noise at about 2000rpm Nissan Micra K12 2005

Recently when I drive I noticed this noise which tends to come around 2000rpm. Going through the gears I can't hear anything through first and second, then it starts in this rev band through 3rd and ...
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My car won't shift into second its a 5 speed what can it be?

I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5s 5-speed with about 183K miles. I think it still has the factory clutch, and the transmission fluid is at the correct level. The other day I tried to shift into second ...
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Does rolling forwards while in reverse gear damage my car?

In my 2003 Opel Agila, I rolled forward about 2m with the clutch in while still in reverse gear, and my transmission made a whining sort of noise. The clutch was fully in at this point so I have not ...
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What is a transmission filter kit?

What's a transmission filter kit? Anyway, my car has a little over 2k miles on it. I am not sure what kind of maintenance it's had in the past. The car is a 2000 Toyota Celica GT with a manual ...
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Skipping gears when downshifting

Is it bad to skip gears when downshifting manually, e.g. from 4th directly down to 2nd etc?
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Fluids for Citreon Berlingo Diesel With Manual Transmission

Opened the bonnet, looked to LHS beyond screen-wash reservoir, removed cap on (?) hydraulic oil, found it to be RED in colour and below minimum level when engine not running. Went to shop: insisted I ...
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Car idles rough and makes rattling sound in neutral

I recently replaced the clutch in my 2000 E39 M5 with a stage 4 rigid hub 6 puck MIBA disc, high load self adjusting pressure plate (re-used allen bolts, torqued to "feels just slightly tighter than ...
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Turning off a manual transmission car by stalling the engine

Instead of turning off the ignition with the clutch disengaged, if a person makes a habit of stopping their car by stalling the engine (leaving the transmission in gear and taking their foot off the ...
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Identifying neutral switch on 2008 mazdaspeed3 transmission

I am experiencing symptoms that have led me to track down and diagnose the neutral switch on my 2008 Mazdaspeed3 (6-speed MT/2.3L Turbocharged). These symptoms include: DTCs of P0507 and P0850 When ...
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Optimal RPM range for manual transmission

Are there optimal RPM ranges for different vehicles? I've been told it's better for the engine to drive at slightly higher RPMs (e.g. 2500-3000 for my Tacoma) than low (1000-1500). I understand a ...
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Are manual transmission cars disappearing? [closed]

You don't have to be an expert to notice that over time, the percentage of manual transmission cars has lowered. Automatic cars are not only more popular, but more comfortable, easier to use and ...
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Tried to shift but failed at very high rpm how much damage did I cause

I went up to 6 rpm and then tried to shift to second gear aggressively and unknowingly the clutch was not fully depressed I think and the gear change failed of course I heard the gears grinding but I ...
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Are there cars that can shift to reverse even while moving?

I am aware that a car has to be at full stop in order to shift to reverse. Then I saw a video which was able to do a reverse without even stopping. Insane parking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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How does Audi Crown Gear Center Differential work?

I'm trying to understand how the engagement of the clutches is varied. I see the power is transmitted through the center input shaft and is transmitted through the four pinion gears, but I don't ...
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Clutchless Shifting - Wears Rings or Assembly?

What gets worn, the synchronizer rings or the assembly? If both get worn, what are the specifics of that? And how long can they typically be expected to last (miles) if most driving is performed ...
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Why do 5 and 6-speed transmissions typically need different gear ratios?

My 2013 Subaru WRX has a 5-speed manual, and I long for it to have a 6th gear when cruising on the highway. A friend has a 2012 Subaru STI with a 6-speed manual, and I noticed his car runs through ...