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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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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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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Delay engagement of the transmission

I use a Nissan pathfinder 2000. Recently it has delay engagement of the transmission from neutral to drive and will not move unless it is changed to gear 1, then it moves perfectly. Then I manually ...
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Car won’t accelerate after heavy rain flooded in my car

Ok, so my car was left with the windows cracked and sunroof cracked awhile I was out of town for a day, when I got back the next day I found my car with like a ton of water on the floors and my seats ...
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Volvo S40 seemingly transmission failure

I've got a Volvo S40, 2.4L, automatic, model year 2007, with 95k kms. Lately I had my front axle replaced because I had significant vibration at specific speeds. I've also got serviced (oil, filters),...
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2004 chevy cavalier- rolled backwards when in park, and not wont turn on

my car wont turn on. it rolls backwards when in park. and im not on a hill. its not the battery cause the radio and lights all turn on. i literally get a dead engine reaction when i turn the key. the ...
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200r4 transmission in 67 camaro

I found a good deal on a lockup torque convertor. My 200r4 was modified to be non lockup, will the lockup convertor work ok in this trans?
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Automatic riding mower with reversed transmission

I have a30in craftsman riding lawn mower I just purchased off a guy. I got it running but, when I push the lever forward it goes backwards and pulling the lever backwards it goes forwards. What is ...
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What is the standard operating temperature for the transmission in a 2012 Ford f150 4-wheel drive

I'm trying to find out what the operating temperature for the transmission is on a 2012 Ford f150 4-wheel drive pickup
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Why would my car not roll freely in gear with the clutch in?

The problem I have a Volkswagen Transporter T4 with an 02b gearbox. It's very similar to the normal water-cooled VW manual (e.g. 02a and 02j) gearboxes. It has begun to be intermittently difficult ...
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Why do you use the “park” gear to park a car and not only the handbrake? [duplicate]

Here on the internet people just explain the difference between the two and how you should also apply the handbrake when it gets steep, but why is there even a parking gear in the first place when you ...
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2004 Jeep Cherokee KJ

Help I have a 2003 Jeep Cherokee manual KJ which when I 1st start up gets gears fine then after a while it won't go into gear then I have to turn off the engine and restart the engine and then it gets ...
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02 Acura rsx type s

6speed manual transmission. Car being on or off, it won’t shift into the top gears of the shift box (1st 3rd and 5th) but WILL shift into all the other gears. What would be reason for this prob? What’...
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automatic transmission fluid level

my fluid level when cold in the mornings is 3/4" above hot notches on dipstick for the auto transmission when engine not going , when I start the engine and look again it has dropped to the cold notch ...
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Honda pilot 2003 model

D light drive is blinking and gear dis-engage on motion also, auxiliaries gear 1&2 blinking. what are the causes and remedy to avoid damage.
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Audi A6 C6, Manual won't move while in gear

Vehicle: Audi A6 C6 (EU), 2005 Manual This happened literally an hour ago, I was going up the freeway in my 4th gear and suddenly I heard a sort of cracking noise and I noticed that the engine was '...
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Does putting your car in park during extended stops during trips prevent transmission from overheating?

We've all been there, waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, or stuck in a traffic jam that doesn't appear to be going anywhere for awhile. Well transmissions are designed to my understanding for ...
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Engine RPM acting strange

I have a 2005 Honda Civic. When I shift manual transmission from 4th to 3rd, the engine revs up, but the RPM gauge drops to normal. It runs normally in the other gears.
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Golf MK7 clunk/klik while engaging or disengaging the clutch

I have a manual transmission Golf 7 TSI from 2015 and when shifting in the lower gears(1->2, 2->3, 3->4) there is an audible clunk when engaging or disengaging the clutch. This however only happens ...
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What will happen to a car with a manual transmission if it rolls the wrong way in gear? [duplicate]

EDIT: The linked question does not address any of the three subquestions listed below. This question is about the mechanical repercussions of a car rolling the wrong way, the linked question is a ...
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What is a slipping transmission?

I'm starting to hear about this phenomena and just wanted to know what are some tell tale signs of a transmission slipping vs any other problem that could also be mistaken for that behavior. What is ...
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2007 Subaru Legacy not engaging any gears

I was driving home the other night and I felt something snap below me. Immediately after, I had no acceleration. I can move the shift into any gear, but it's as if the car is staying in neutral. It ...