Questions tagged [shifting]

"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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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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2016 1.4 Polo Vivo Trendline Doesn't Engage Gears 1, 2, 4, and Reverse

I was driving my Polo Vivo 1.4 with no issues. I stop for a traffic light, then when I try to put it in gears number 1, 2, 4 and reverse, it doesn't allow me to shift to them. It's like there is ...
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Why is my 2009 Ford Escape shifting late?

Recently, my Escape has been having a hard time shifting into gear it doesn't shift hard or jerk but it runs a slightly elevated RPM prior to shifting. At some points it does not shift into gear ...
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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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Stuck gear shift in 96 civic 5 spd

Why cant i move my gear shift out of 4th gear when cars running or not ? I depressed clutch nothing happens shifter wont budge any help in my situation?
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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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Gear Shift lever very stiff going into 1st gear - Fiat Doblo 1.3 Diesel (75hp)

Had to change the clutch due to a problem with pressure plate /throwout bearing (were completely broken - photos attached). Symptoms were very noisy clutch and stiff pedal due to severely damaged ...
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Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire VXi - Gear Shifting trouble - Across All Gear shifts

I have a Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire VXI 2013 model. I am experiencing problems during gear shift when the car is in motion. And the problem starts to happen only after i have drove for like 7-10 kms(...
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91 Chevy LeBaron shifting issue

My Mom gave me her 91 LeBaron convertible with very low miles (33K). The issue I have is that when the temperature gets hot outside (80+), the car won't shift from 3rd to 4th. When you start the car ...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5 l sedan automatic transmission sport mode

I see the green light on the dashboard that says sport but don’t know what it is and whether it should be on all the time. I also don’t know where the button is to turn it off either. This car is ...
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How do you miss a gear while downshifting?

In a manual transmission, I know you can potentially damage your engine if you mis-shift and instead of going from 4th to 3rd gear you go from 4th to 1st gear. I read online that not only can you mis-...
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Can't shift into park - '09 Chevy Malibu

So old faithful (faithful to break at least) is having problems again (2009 Chevy Malibu). The gear shift intermittently won't shift into Park. It will shift out and between any other gears with no ...
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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 is my motorcycle making a “bang/thud” noise when I shift?

I used to shift properly without any hiccups before. Lately, I am hearing a "bang/thud" noise while I shift gear. Its mostly experienced in lower gears and it's really smooth in higher gears. Why is ...
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Motorcycle missing Neutral when it's on

I'm new in this (Motorcycling). I've bought a motorcycle (http://italika.mx/modelos/chopper/TC200/) I'm in Mexico. The issue is, that whenever the bike is off, I can shift really comfortable to N; ...
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Fiat Stilo 1.6 2003 - grinding when shifting

I have a Stilo, and I need to force it(most of the time) to get in to gear 1, and is grinding in rest of them ,but always I got different resistance from the stick. Also in gear 1 is making a funny ...
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After changing MTF, my truck grinds into every gear. Is this a symptom of a bad transmission? Or just a bad clutch?

After changing out the transmission fluid on my 1997 Nissan D21 4x4, the transmission started shifting really rough. My first piece of troubleshooting was to adjust the clutch pedal as specified in ...
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2008 Chevy Cobalt SS: RPM struggles to go up and then it goes high

My car has the "esn" light on, and I have a traction control button and it reads that it's off and I need to service esn traction. I was wondering what that means. As for the rpm issue, I can hardly ...
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Automatic transmission difficult shift to upper gears

The car is a 1986 Ford Thunderbird 2.3L Turbo coupe, automatic transmission. Just got it for a few weeks and found it was very jerky when it tries to shift to higher gears, especially around 30 MPH. ...
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2008 Ford Escape takes longer to shift into 3rd or 4th gear? Then high rpm at 100km/hr

So I was driving my 2008 Ford Escape 3.0 litre (185,000 km) on the highway and all of a sudden the wrench light comes on. So I pulled over and reset the need oil change message and turned the vehicle ...
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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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2002 chevy impala 3.8 won't shift into overdrive check engine light is not on

I don't have a picture. Scanner tool has no codes showing. However, it did say vacuum leak test failed. I've changed gas cap, cleaned mass airflow sensor, and replaced fuel pressure vacuum harness ...
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How do automatic cars rev match so quickly when up shifting?

In a manual car, when you up shift, you need to wait for the engine RPM to drop to a certain value so that the engine speed matches with the speed of the gears you want to shift into. On my manual car,...
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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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Stuck in d3..please help

My 2006 Honda Accord is stuck in d3. It's just now happened. It still seems to be shifting like it would normally. And I can move the shifter down but it will not go from d3 to d, N, R, P......any ...
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Unable to shift at high RPM on a motorcycle sequential gearbox

As the title suggests, I'm unable to shift at high RPM (> 11000 rpm) on a motorcycle sequential gearbox (Honda CBR600RR 2007). There's absolutely no noise or feedback on the pedal. The issue only ...
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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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Does shifting conventional automatic to N at standstill decrease fuel consumption and improve torque converter lifetime? [duplicate]

Let's consider a car with a conventional automatic transmission including torque converter. When at standstill, it is possible to have the transmission either at "D"rive or "N"eutral. My understanding ...
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How to fix/replace shifter button?

The button from my automatic shifter just fell off one day. It looks like the plastic of the button's shaft has basically deteriorated. I tried to glue it on and that lasted a couple of weeks before ...
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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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2004 Honda Oddessey won't change gears after starting

Description of the vehicle It is an automatic transmission 2004 Honda Odyssey. Runs great 95% of the time. Then once a month or so it has a problem. Description of the problem Ignition works fine, ...