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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Car stalls when shifting from reverse to forward

On a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I'm seeing the vehicle stall occasionally after I back out of my driveway (~40 feet) and shift into forward. It doesn't exhibit the problem every time, but it seems to ...
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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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Hyundai Tucson has trouble shifting when ESC and DBC lights come on

I own a 2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited. Sometimes, seemingly randomly, the Electronic Stability Control light will turn yellow, and the Downhill Brake Control light will turn red. This sometimes ...
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Signs of a bad transmission?

I have a 2004 Subaru Legacy L Sedan Automatic. I've been starting to notice in the past few months that the transmission is shifting strange, typically either when the car first starts up, or has been ...
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Gears weird after spin out

So, I spun out in the rain at a roundabout the other day. I aquaplaned and lost traction, and had absolutely no control through a 180 spin in which I ended up landing on an island between the 4 lanes ...
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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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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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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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Speedometer doesn't work and transmission won't shift

I have a 95 GMC Sierra with a 4.3 V6 and automatic transmission. The speedometer doesn't work and will not shift on it's own. I have replaced trans fluid and filter(no shavings or anything abnormal ...
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Why operating shift knob gear at high rpm while upshifting from 1st to 2nd is smoother than at lower rpm?

If I upshift from 1st to 2nd in my car, when engaging the 2nd gear i feel like something hooked the shift knob for a 20ms and then the gear knob goes in to its final position. I don't need to use ...
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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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1997 Honda accord will not start

I have a 1997 Honda accord. The other day I had it started and turned it off went to start it up again and nothing just a click. When I go to start it the battery indicator light comes on and will not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gear of Car takes time to shift from 1st to 2nd gear

My car is 2005 Chevy Impala. While driving in automatic mode, I have to drive at 18 MPH for around 4-5 seconds to allow the gear to shift from first to second (or second to third gear, I am not sure ...
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Older craftsman lawn mower 14 HP popped out of neutral to first gear

I was running gas out of mower while it was in neutral, it jumped gears and started climbing a milk crate. I could backup off milk crate, so I run gas out of mower while holding clutch in until motor ...
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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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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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Clutch Not Engaging Well

I went to a repair shop a day ago and I have my clutch fixeed because it was leaking. The mechanic because said because it was due to the rubber cap, so i replace the rubber cap and the valve So i ...
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‘98 Acura 3.0 CL knocking in front right side when coming to a stop as well as strange/delayed shifting

I’ve had my 1998 Acura CL 3.0 fwd for about a year and have put about 13,000 on it with no issue, except the engine light coming on now and again for clogged exhaust, so in September I decided to put ...
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Short buzzing noise with acceleration /2006 SER Altima

145,000 mi—06 Nissan Altima /auto trans Sometimes when shifting, it lags. With fast acceleration, there’s a short sounding buzz/whine for a split second I’m Leary of taking it to a dealership, I don’...
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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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Can I shift the AT gear while on handbrake without using the brake pedal?

Probably I will seem a bit silly, but still. I have Toyota Corolla 2006 with automatic transmission. Today, after the ride, I was curious to see how the motor behaves on different gears. Car was ...
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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 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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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, ...