Questions tagged [transmission]

These are questions regarding transmissions in general (either manual, automatic or CVT transaxles and their component parts). This tag is not for questions specific to any type of transmission. Instead, use [manual-transmission], [automatic-transmission], or [cvt-transmission] INSTEAD. Use this tag if the question is relevant to multiple types of transmissions.

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What could make a vehicle accelerate in neutral?

The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Pilot, 5 speed automatic transmission and with about 100,000 miles on it. This occurred at least three times (that I noticed). Here a quick list of conditions: Vehicle ...
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Vehicle is not responding properly in 1st gear, Sometimes

Bought Ford Freestyle Titanium Plus (Petrol) 4 months before. Sometimes, In 1st gear, the vehicle is not responding properly for the throttle. All I am seeing is, the RPM stays <= 1K or <=1.5K ...
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Cause & Effect of over reving

What would be the effect on transmission shift on hard acceleration if all solenoids weren’t properly torqued in U660e transmission ?
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Qg transmission filter bolt issue

Good day i would like to get an answer asap on this issue please. Have a qg16 transmission and decide to change the oil and well the filter was terrible ... but long story short ... 1 of the bolt has ...
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Odd solenoid control problem with my 05 Sebring

I have had a problem that had stumped me consistently. I have a 2005 sebring that has been intermittently going into limp mode. I checked the code and it told me the tranny control module power relay ...
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DSG transmission fluid change

2013 Passat TDI - SEL - changed the DSG transmission fluid at 120,000 - currently have 313,589 on the car. I was advised not to change the DSG transmission fluid at this point - just continue driving ...
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What problems will I have if I use a rusted input shaft on a transmission?

I have an old (25 years) transmission from a BMW E36 which I want to use. The transmission must have sat outdoors for a while, because there was white scale on the outside and inside of the bell ...
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Risk to parking pawl while loosening lug nuts with car jacked up

With a car jacked up (tires is in the air), automatic transmission in park, and the emergency brake disengaged, can really cranking on lugs nuts damage a parking pawl? Scenario I was removing the ...
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Won’t start with touching starter solenoid with screwdriver and it turns off my speedometer and glitches out!

I’ve been having problems with my 09 Kawasaki Ex250R. Every time I go to click ignition switch I hear a click in the electrical relay near battery. It might be that but I also tried bypassing the ...
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94 Toyota Pickup hard to put into gear after clutch in too long

I recently purchased a 1994 Toyota Pickup 2x4 that otherwise runs great, but has a strange transmission issue. If I hold the clutch down for too long, it's impossible to shift into gear. Either ...
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Renault Clio Mk IV - Couldn't Shift Gears Intermittently

I bought a used Renault Clio (Mk IV; 2013; Dynamique S MediaNav; 0.9 TCE) in Ireland 3 weeks ago, and everything was working fine, but yesterday, my dad drove it, and he told me it broke down 3 times ...
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Trans dip stick reads same hot and cold is that normal

I check the trany fluid yesterday when van was in nuetral and warm the today checked it before starting it up and it at the same level is that normal
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Can transmission replacement affect fuel economy?

I recently had the transmission replaced in my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. This is my third Dodge minivan, and all of them averaged around 17 mpg in mostly city driving. However, when I got this van ...
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1985 Xr 250 Lots of play in shifter?

I am thinking about buying a 1985 Xr 250 but i am very concerned about the amount of play there is with the shifter lever , is this due to the clutch cable is broke ? or is there any other issue i ...
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Wont shift properly

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 4x4 automatic transmission. It will only go in reverse, 2nd, and 1st. Wont go in drive or 3rd. i checked the fluid and it is fine. I'm going to get it to my mechanic. My ...
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Transmission clunk & car shake (stationary, on cold start, switching into gear)?

Vehicle 2004 1st gen Xterra, automatic transmission. My transmission is making an audible 'thud' or 'clunk' and making the whole car shake when switching from P to R, from R to D and back, etc (...
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Auto-Start Stop Question On 2017 Ford Escape

I have been having tranny issues on my 2017 Ford Escape. Got the transmission replaced got the vehicle back today and now the auto-start stop light is on the dash but it has a white line through it ...
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Transmission top bracket snapped when inflating tyres

Clutch was replaced in my 2005 nissan micra about 3 months ago, today I inflated my front tyre to specification pressure (2.3 bar) and immediately after driving I felt something was broken so I ...
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Transmission stuck in 2nd gear

I recently bought a 2001 Ford F-150 4x4 and every position but park is second gear. Any ideas on the problem?
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Transmission fluid for 2012 rav4 4 cyl

I am looking for transmission fluid for a 2012 rav4 4cyl that is sold in Canada. I have come across this Castrol Transmax fluid that is sold in Canadian Tire. It says (zoom in on the picture) that ...
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Why can I disengage transmission without clutch pedal only when decelerating?

Something strange that I noticed on my manual transmission car (Renault Clio 3). Any gear can be smoothly disengaged without use of the clutch pedal, but only when the car is decelerating (ie. when ...
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should i change my transmission fluid it’s dark brown (picture is provided) [duplicate]

Hello people i’m kind of hesitant to change my transmission fluid i do not know if the car has been serviced i bought it from a guy and the miles were around the 180k now it’s at 200,754 miles, it’s a ...
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High revs in 5th gear

Recently replaced the clutch in my 2006 Ml triton but it is reving very high When driving in 5th gear. Other gears are fine no over reving
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After Outer CV boot repair - drive disengaged

I attempted a front axle outer boot replacement on my Ford Focus Mk1 by disassembling the outer CV joint, replacing the rubber boot, and then reassembling. I backed the car out of the garage, but then ...
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Will shifting into drive while accelerating in neutral damage my engine?

I was at a traffic signal with my car on nuetral. When the lights turned green, I accelerated without realising the car was still on nuetral. I then immediately shifted into drive while the engine was ...
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Back passenger tire stuck?

I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu that recently got an entire new redo on the braking system (new pads, drums, etc) and suspension after hearing a slight dragging noise when brakes were applied heavily. ...
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Is ATF friction modifier acceptable to meet my OEM specs

I have a 2014 Kia Rio with a 6 speed auto. It asks for SP-IV specification transmission fluid. The transmission shop I am considering for a fluid change service, said that they use an all purpose ...
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What happens when you shift from Neutral into Drive while in motion?

Suppose you are driving up a long, steep hill in an automatic transmission car. You're doing a steady 40 miles per hour, and suddenly you shift from Drive into Neutral. The engine revs up to around 4-...
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I just changed my transmission in my 2008 Altima and im having codes pop up

I just changed my transmission in my 2008 Altima and these are the codes that's coming up p1777, p0740, p0745, p0778, p1740, and p0125.
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Motorcycle whining in first gear

The bike is a 2013 Kawasaki W800 with 30k km/ 18k miles on the clock. I'm the original owner and have looked after it very well - oil and filter change every 5k km/ 3.1k miles, followed the correct ...
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BMW Transmission light errors

Good morning! I have a BMW E46 that has been showing me a dash light light on ABS DSC Parking Brake light. When driving it will bring gear light when changing from 2 to 3 it we then enter safe mode ...
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When second gear is engaged the car doesnt accelerate and engine doesnt rev up? audi a3 1.6 2005

I recently had a gearbox which went through the casing and needed to be refurbished. Had a new clutch replaced along with it. Once i picked the car up i began noticing that when the car goes into 2nd ...
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Saturn Vue problems shifting

I have a 2004 Saturn Vue (Manual) and am having trouble shifting. When the car first starts, shifting feels gritty, almost like you are running your fingers down the teeth of a comb. After I have been ...
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What does exhaust smell on oil and transmission dipstick mean?

I was inspecting a used car and the oil and the transmission dipstick smelled of exhaust (carbon monoxide?). What does this mean? Does it mean that the engine's gone bad and I should stay away from ...
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Tata Indica lxi stuck in neutral

Morning good people. I have a 2005 Tata indica Lxi. the car sometimes get stuck in neutral position but it would move forward as if it's in gear 1. all other gears are blocked except gear 5 and ...
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Drop down to zero during ride

Randomly during ride, the "D" from transmission indicator disappears for 2-3 seconds, during this time the car like switched to neutral (RPM raise without acceleration of the car). In the beginning ...
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How is automatic gliding realized with an automatic transmission?

It is generally accepted wisdom that it is a bad idea to coast or glide a car equipped with a conventional hydraulic automatic transmission. Coasting (running with an idling engine that is ...
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Does moving into neutral without pressing the clutch damage the gearbox?

I've noticed that is sometimes quite easy to go into neutral without pressing the clutch. Does this cause more wear on the transmission? If so, how?
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Difficultly in changing gears

I have ford fiesta. Car was in good condition. All of a sudden, I started facing a weird issue which my mechanic also facing tough time identifying the real problem. My car is running fine from the ...
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Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018 Short turbo whistle sound during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d

I have a problem with my new Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018, I hear whistle (sounds like a turbo blow-off valve) during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d, every day and after every traffic light. But when I ...
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What is this rattling noise when car put in reverse or drive gear? (2014 Honda CR-V)

I recently bought a used 2014 Honda CR-V. I noticed in my garage today, that there is a strange rattling noise right when I put the car in reverse or drive gear. It is much more pronounced when the ...
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What is the clutch life of a DSG gearbox?

I have a car with the VAG 7-speed dry clutch DSG gearbox, which is a preselect automatic gearbox with two drive shafts and two clutches. The clutches started to squeal on taking up the drive, and to ...
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I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins

I overfilled my engine oil double its amount and ran it for 2 mins. working on my vehicle with only a french manual I though I drained the oil when in reality I drained the transmission oil (super ...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L Auto Transmission Issue Shifting

Went over railroad tracks and the dash lit up like a christmas tree. Replaced wheel hubs, speed sensors, trans fluid, plugs, coils. Service engine light is off and now the car feels limp and wont ...
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I put E85 gasoline into my non-flex-fuel car

Yesterday I filled my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt's tank with E85 gas. I saw it was the cheapest at the pump, so I used it (bad idea). I then used a little more today (like 1.5 gallons) until I just ...
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Can a faulty throw out shaft bearing cause the input shaft of transmission to break?

My car's throw out bearing is faulty and sometimes there's knock noise coming out from my clutch. I was wondering, could it affect input shaft of transmission?
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Audi A3 2003 fsi drive problems

looking for some advice. My Audi A3 2003 fsi, 70,000kms was driving the other day and all of a sudden I lost off drive, it’s as if the gearbox went into neutral and I had to pull over. I turned off ...
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aluminium particulates in manual transmission oil

I've removed the center differential part(s) from a 2001 subaru legacy to find that one of the internal parts lost its alignment/position (began to move axially) and began wearing away small areas of ...
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Can't start engine now. Stuck in neutral but clutch is almost new. Odd burning smell when it last ran. Engine stalled when clutch depressed

Almost new clutch. Cant shift out of neutral. Can't start engine anymore. Odd burning smell when it last ran and quit. I was able to restart it once, but when I depressed the clutch, engine slowed ...
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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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