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"Shifting" refers to the act of cycling through different sized gears in a transmission with the goal of maintaining the engine's optimum power output while the vehicle is accelerating. Shifting gears is a manual process when the vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission. Automatic transmissions shift gears automatically and attempt to optimize engine performance

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first and second gear not working

I have a 1994 seat ibiza that recently has had a hard time shifting into first and second gears. It was already hard to get the stick all the way to the left when shifting so sometimes you'd think it ...
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Suzuki gsx-s1000 sometimes hard to shift gears when cold engine

I own a 2018 gsx-s1000 and sometimes, it's very hard to change the gears, when the engine is cold. No problem with the first gear, but starting with 2nd and up and then when I come down to neutral. ...
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Why does my car grind going into third gear when it’s cold out?

my 2009 5-speed manual Toyota Corolla has been having a bit of an odd issue lately. When first starting the car when it’s been a little colder (1-5 degrees Celsius), it has been grinding third gear ...
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2021 Corolla LE transmission issue; shifter caught between "B" and "D"

First time posting! I'll get to it. First off, i have a 2021 corolla LE. So the other day I'm driving, and noticed my car wasn't behaving like normal. I looked down at the shifter and it is stuck ...
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Why CBT 2600 tractors have this weird shift lever?

As you can see in the picture below the shift lever is very weird. What could be the reason for this? Maybe it used 2 tranmissions back to back and this shifter layout allowed to operate both ...
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Can I shift from D to 2 or L while my Toyota Corolla is moving?

I drive a Toyota Corolla (E120, year 2000). It has automatic transmission with these options: P, R, N, D, 2, L. I almost always drive using "D". If I am driving at around 70 km/h (e.g. on ...
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How to make an Audi A4 45 TFSI to upshift under around 3200 rpm in mid to full throtle

I have a 2023 Audi A4 45 TFSI sedan, purchased in Germany. I reported this situation to Audi AG and they replied after some time that is "normal", "state of the art technology", ......
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Scania 4 series P140c 4th gear hard shift

I have purchased an ex Australian Military Scania 4-series, 2002, P140c, 4x4, with manual 3x3 gearbox. Although its over 20years old, it has only 50k kms on the truck. amazing condition. Ex military ...
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2002 Honda Civic (Automatic) Intermittent shifting Issue

I have a 2002 Honda Civic that has started having troubles shifiting from park into reverse/drive. It stays in park just fine. It started where it would shift into reverse and drive just fine, but ...
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1997 Honda Accord automatic stuck between park and reverse

After starting my 1997 Accord automatic in park, I tried shifting to drive, but the gear selector got stuck between park and reverse. This had happened a few times previously, but it was easily ...
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After collision Yaris won't start when in park, or shift into park while engine is running

My kid has a small accident in slow-moving stop-and-go traffic. Yaris rear-ended the car in front if it. The plastic front end of the body was destroyed, between the headlights, from front bottom up ...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7l shifting issues

So my Jeep has been shifting late/taking forever to shift, even in the auto stick mode. It tales a good 8-10 second to shift. It absolutely hates hills which is bad because i live in southern Indiana ...
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2020 Toyota 4Runner lazy 1-2 shift

Recently picked up a 5th gen 4runner with 50K miles and noticed that the transmission was acting like it was low on fluid, I'm pretty strict with maintenance and I'm a firm believer in changing fluids ...
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No Overdrive - Flashing O/D light

I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 OHV that is giving me some issues. The transmission was replaced 50,000 miles ago and is now experiencing some issue. It won't shift into overdrive and randomly ...
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Downshifting on a manual transmission, do you you need to do it one at a time? [closed]

An actual use case: you're coming at a red light 200m out and you're in 3rd or 4th gear, do you need to downshift all the way to 1st gear, one gear at a time, in that span of distance, or can you ...
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Riding a wet clutch on corners [closed]

This question only applies to wet clutches. Say you're going at 30mph in 3rd gear and the road ahead has an upcoming bend such that a downshift is warranted - the bike would begin to shudder if you ...
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Transmission seems to go in neutral when I stop or when starting

I have a 02 Oldsmobile bravada. It is an automatic transmission. When I start the car or come to a stop it will drop into neutral. If I drop it into 2nd it will go and then I can put it into drive and ...
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Occasionally can't shift out of neutral (Manual 6 spd)

I saw a couple of similar topics, but none seem to mirror my experience exactly. Once in a blue moon, on my 2013 Nissan Sentra SV Manual 6 spd, If I'm, say, idling at a red light in neutral, I'm ...
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08 GMC Canyon automatic 4l60e won't engage when shifted from park into drive, but will engage if shifted from park to 1st

I have a 08 GMC Canyon 4x4 automatic transmission 4l60e that when shifted from Park into Drive it won't Engage but if shifted from park to 1st it will engage. The transmission won't go when shifted ...
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Automatic transmission odd behaviour on shallow inclines

I have a 2007 Renault Clio with the 1.6l engine and automatic transmission. Lately I have been experiencing a strange issue where the transmission sometimes does not automatically shift into third ...
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Hard to shift into first and reverse, and weird noises

I have a 2000 Honda Civic, and I've been having some issues with it. It is very tough to shift into first, and sometimes when I shift into reverse I can hear the gears grinding and the car lurches a ...
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What caused my manual transmission to rev while shifting gears and now won't go at all?

I have a 2008 Mazda 3i Touring (2.0L engine) with a manual transmission, ~130k miles on it. For a few weeks, whenever I shifted gears the engine would rev (up to 3000-4000 rpm) for a second or two ...
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Honda Odessy 03 Shift Lock

So me and my Dad are Replacing a transmission for a Honda Odessy 2003 and When we tried to start the car we couldnt cause the shift gear is stuck on Drive what do i do about this?
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2007 Mercury Mountaineer won't shift automatically, able to drive on manual gear 1 only

I was on the way to work this morning when I suddenly noticed that my car (automatic transmission) won't shift up from the first gear anymore. This also happened a few weeks ago and, thinking it may ...
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2007 Honda Civic no 1st or 2nd gear and no reverse

This morning on the way home I went to downshift from 3rd to 2nd turning onto my street and it was locked out of 1st and 2nd and had to force it back into 3rd (never grinded only clunked real hard ...
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1996 Chevy camaro 3.8l

I was driving my camaro down the street the other day going about 50 mph and I heard and felt a thud and the next thing that happens my car starts to slow down only going about 15 - 20mph with the ...
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How can a DCT be so fast and smooth during hard acceleration and high rpm shifting?

I know how a DCT works and what parts it has, but I've always wondered how it manages to shift very fast and still be smooth, while having little torque drop during shifts.In a manual transmission, ...
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Does anyone know the name of this part?

My Vw Jetta 2005 (manual transmission) is having a hard time switching gears. Found out this was the problem. Does anyone know the name of this? (https://i.sstatic.net/JrgMR.jpg)
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Hard to shift manual + Vibrations

2011 Nissan Xtrail, 2.0 Diesel, 170.000km, 6 Speed manual I've rear ended someone 3 weeks ago and I am having some issues. The first visible damage was the intercooler, which was bent and was having ...
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Why does my gear only engage downhill

I'm having a mechanical problem with my 250cc motorcycle. It has 5-gears, and all work smoothly but the 5th gear. the 5th gear will only work/engage when I shift to it coming downhill on a roadway, ...
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Can I shift to neutral when driving? [closed]

Many questions on if we should shift to neutral when at stop lights. But I've developed a habit to shift to neutral when going downhill or far away approaching a stop light to avoid unnecessary speed-...
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Won't go into gear (rare occasion)

I have a Nissan X-Trail T30. Recently, I noticed that the car won't go into gear from time to time. Most of the time, it drives just fine. It happens after driving quite a distance. I didn't notice ...
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2005 Honda Civic no acceleration and bad shifting

So I got home friday night and ran out of gas pulling into my driveway, ( I wasnt really paying attention to my gas gauge ). I had plans over the weekend with family so we took my girlfriends car ...
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Shifting while in neutral

I am new to motorcycles and I just bought a 2010 Triumph Thruxton 900. I am having difficulty cycling through all the gears in neutral. I haven’t taken it to higher gears on the road yet but should I ...
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2010 Honda Civic si third gear problem

I'm having troubles shifting into third gear. It will go in but it takes some persuasion. I have only had the car for about a month and got no information about the previous owner due to the fact it ...
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I have a dead Toyota Prius

2007 Toyota Prius blown engine need to put in neutral to move but can’t turn on. Does anyone know how to put in neutral?
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From a complete stop, is it A MUST to switch from neutral to 1st gear before switching to 2nd gear if I want to accelerate again? [closed]

I'm thinking of 1st gear (for manual transmission car) as equal to the Smallest Chainring (for mountain bikes). I have drive a mountain bike, and while in flat/straight road, I don't switch my ...
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not fully shift gear- position between second and neutral

i am beginner driver, sometimes when i shift into second gear too fast ,i didn't push stick it all the way and after release the clutch you could hear the scratch sound ,stick vibration and after few ...
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Toyota Aygo stuck in some gear

My daughter went to go to drive her car today and when she moved the gear shifter it jammed in some gear. The shifter will not move and the car will not select any gear. When you start the car you ...
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Is it bad to rev the engine in between shifts in a manual transmission?

I have an argument with a friend. My friend, whenever he upshifts, he would basically rev the engine while lifting his foot off the clutch. For example, let's say he shifts from 2nd to 3rd at 3000rpm, ...
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I am having trouble with shifting my car in the correct gear

I would like to know what’s wrong with my car .. why does it drives in neutral??I have a 2008 Ford Focus and my shift gear doesn’t drive on the DRIVE label nor park on the Park label .. i don’t know ...
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Manual transmission grinds shifting into 2nd gear, only when cold

I have a 1995 Chevy K1500 pickup, V8 5.0L engine. The 5-speed manual transmission was rebuilt about 10 years ago. Recently, I’ve noticed that when the vehicle is cold, I get a grinding noise from ...
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Shifter cable. VW New Beetle 1998

How do I physically put my 98 VW Beetle into 3rd gear? The shifter cable broke and I need to put my car in my garage and can't push it up hill.
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Transmission or engine Problem?

2012 Honda Civic stutters when shifting from 1st to 2nd gear(automatic trans.) and sometimes from 2nd to 3rd. If I drive it in D3 it doesn't do this. Had the sparks, ignition coils, and trans. fluid ...
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Golf 5 stuck when shifting between 2 and 3 gear

While driving in 2nd gear, clutch down, try to go into 3rd (this happens like once in 30) the joystick kinda get stuck in the middle, like mid-way into the downwards 'state' as I would if I wanted to ...
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Grinding sound when trying to shift into first after completely stopping?

I just bought a 2001 Hyundai elantra 5 speed manual. The past couple of days when I come to a complete stop and try to shift into first, it just grinds. Sometimes I have to put a little force into the ...
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gearbox or just bearing

Hi All before going ahead and buying another gear box and clutch kit some advice may help. I have a mk7 ford transit with a 6 speed box I had never had a problem with getting into gear But had a ...
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Gear selector hard shifting gears

I have a 2006 YZ250F, and whenever I go to shift gears while riding sometimes I really have to kick it hard. Sometimes even twice cause the first one didn't do it. I fiddled with my clutch lever cable ...
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Is it nessesary to push shift lock when shifting from Reverse to Drive?

Is it doing damage to an automatic when you don't push the button as long as you've stopped before changing directions?
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Torque converter issue?

My car is a BMW 5 series with the ZF8 automatic transmission. It doesn't shift perfectly - jerks a bit in all gears shifted in the first drive of the day, for around 10 miles then it becomes much ...
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