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 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 ...
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Cannot operate car audio system, Only works in reverse gear

From few days in my Honda Fit GP5 2014, the car audio system (pioneer AVH-265BT) can only operate on the reverse gear. If I'm not on the reverse gear setup is fully locked and I can't control anything....
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Ford Fiesta Transmission Shifts Itself to Neutral

So I'm having a transmission problem with my 2012 Fiesta. Sometimes (not always) after I've just turned the car on and have only been driving for a few minutes, the transmission will shift itself into ...
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Automatic Transmission shakes car when shifting from Parking mode to Drive mode

Automatic Transmission shakes car when shifting from Parking mode to Drive mode. No issues while driving car. Honda Accord Coupe 2008 V6 Please advise if transmission is going bad. Thanks, Yasar
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4x4 2004 Ford Explorer Sport-trac transmission

We're replacing the transmission and wondering if we should include the short section (8-10" in length) ahead of the transfer case, or not, or should we replace the transfer case while we're at it? ...
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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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Is the crankshaft connected directly to the wheels?

If my understanding is correct, a car (in simple terms) has; The crankshaft, then; The clutch and gearbox, then; The propshaft, then; The differential, then; The driveshafts and the wheels. ...
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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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2011 Volkswagen Routan Transmission issues

2011 Volkswagen Routan SE Van (daily driver) gave a transmission code P0841: transmission fluid pressure sensor switch A. We had a friend change the engine oil and the ATF. They also changed the ...
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Does tiptronic transmission always use clutches?

Does tiptronic transmission always use clutches or dual cluctch packs? Or are they also built on CVT or other automatic transmission technologies?
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Mods & Liability Insurance [closed]

I want to do a pretty major transmission/drivetrain swap on my car, but I have a few questions about insurance. I've been told that if I got into an accident my insurance could refuse to pay for the ...
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No pressure in clutch after bleeding the system

I have a 1992 GMC C2500. When I got it there was no pressure at all in the clutch. I bleed it from the bleed valve for about 20 minutes to make sure there was no more air bubbles coming out. After all ...
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Why are high performance electric cars promoted as requiring no gearbox?

Why are high performance electric cars promoted as requiring no gearbox? Moreover, why don't they have gearboxes ("a gearbox" in this context implies a gearbox with multiple selectable gear ratios)? ...
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Transmission won’t go above 25 miles per hour

I drive a 2005 sports trac. 2 years ago I bought an entirely new transmission after mine just stopped working. This last week I noticed that sometimes while accelerating between 20 and 30 mph my car ...
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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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2007 Toyota Prius multiple issues

Ok I have a 07' Prius. The red triangle comes on & the check engine light. It runs but when I hit the gas it bogs down and puts than gets going. I'm thinking transmission but don't know how to ...
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Repeated uphill starts on rocky track in second or third gear - damage to transmission?

I was driving on a steep uphill offroad rocky track in a manual car with a rather weak engine, with my family in the back. I stopped at one point to check directions. I'm not used to manual cars and ...
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How to tell if cv axle is in all the way?

Just replaced axle on a passenger side 98 Honda Civic. This was my first time doing this job without any supervision so I’m a little unsure if the axle is all the way into the transmission. I did ...
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2002 Subaru Forester N/A 5spd stuck in 5th

Changed roughly into gear and is now stuck in 5th no other issues drives fine was wondering what components were likely to have broken or may have broken
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Should I repair my car immediately or wait for it to totally die?

I have a 2013 mazda 3 with ~90k miles on it. It's having some transmission issues (slow shift from certain gears, intermittent whining, hard shifts). It's been doing the slow shifts for like 50k miles,...
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Gear Won't Change (very stiff) When Engine Cold

I bought a used 2000 Ford Transit which won't engage into any gear (very stiffly so) when the engine is still cold and just started running. The previous owner advised that he would start it in the ...
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Should gear shift center itself while in neutral?

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 5 speed manual. Transmission works great, but one thing I’ve noticed is that when in neutral, the gear shift seems to stick to the left or right. Sometimes it might “...
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2008 Saturn aura xr ticking sound, less power to the wheel and power steering cut off

As I was driving the past 2 days it seemed as if the car didn't have as much power(like acceleration) and it started making this clicking sort of sound. As I parked at school today the power steering ...
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Is 4000 RPM a normal rpm for a diesel school bus at 55 mph?

I have a Thomas 1991 school bus (36K gvwr) with a CAT 3116 engine and an Allison MT 643 transmission. I purchased it quite recently and when driving it on the highway, the engine RPMs are at 4000 ...
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Cause of gearbox bearing issue?

I took my Fiat Punto Evo 1.2 2011 to the garage today as it had started making a noise recently and have been quoted £630 for a reconditioned gear box as there is an issue with the gearbox bearings. ...
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01 Ranger clutch symptoms are sorta confusing me

I don't have much knowledge of this trucks history or how it was cared for, only that it's very close to 200k miles and probably wasn't cared for terribly well. Currently the clutch is causing me ...
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Can you use a flex (spider) coupler as a dog clutch in a motorbike/atv/go kart/lawn mower like setting?

My question is simple: I want to make a dog clutch system for a wakeboarding cable system and was wondering if a flex (spider) coupler could used? The power, velocity, torque is similar to a go kart /...
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Toyota Auto Transmission Whine when in Gear [duplicate]

Over the last month, my 1.3L 2001 Toyota Yaris/ Echo automatic car has developed this howling/ whining noise when the car is in Drive/ Reverse I have made a video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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1994 GT6000 in gear but won't move

The tractor smoked the drive belt this winter. I installed new belt but the tractor won't move and is trying to smoke another belt at the clutch..
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Automatic Tranmission Whine when in Gear

In the last month, my 1.3L 2001 Toyota Yaris/ Echo automatic car has developed this dragging whining noise when the car is in gear. I have made a video of it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Clio 2 engine support screw broken

After a hard gear shift, a big boom sound was heard and I was unable to accelerate without having the engaged gear to fall. It turned out that screw linking the rear bottom silent bloc to the engine ...
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2007 Mazda 3 2.3: Loss in Acceleration and Hard Shifting

I own a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 L. I've been feeling a loss of acceleration and hiccups when driving in lower gears. My car also will hiccup in first gear and sometimes stall out. I have checked the oil and ...
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Backup lights, monitor and alarm sometimes don't work when backing up

When I switch the stick to R on my automatic gear, the backup lights, monitor and alarm sometimes don't work, sometimes do. It feels as if it's random when there's current in the wires. When they ...
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My geely car Transmission signal blinking in dashboard

i have geely Emgrand ec7 2013 CVT model.From past three months crackling sound in transmission when i am slow the car like 30,20 speed..yesterday suddenly all transmission signal P D N blinking and ...
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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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Could the OBD2 connector be used to switch gears?

What the title says, could I use an OBD2 code to control gear shifts in an automatic car? For example send an OBD2 code via a microcomputer like the Raspberry Pi. The car in question is a 2008 BMW e60 ...
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Slow acceleration in first gear/below 20MPH (Saturn SC2 2002)

I am having a sudden problem with the first gear in my Saturn SC2. From a complete stop, and only when it is in drive, acceleration is very slow until I reach second gear/about 20 MPH. This takes ...
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Fluctuating revs

I have a 2007 Audi s5 4.2 v8. When the engine is cold it drives faultless but as the engine gets warm is where the niggles start showing. When pulling away the revs fluctuate up and down quite rapidly....
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Ford 2006 xlt 3.0 transmission slips out

Any idea of the problem. SUV warms up and I drive 3 blocks and I loose drive and reverse. I let it sit for 30 minutes and I can drive again for 3 blocks and then loose drive and reverse. I stopped ...
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Clunk in back end

I'm hearing a clunk and bang from the back of my car. The symptoms: 2010 RAV4, 6 cyl, AWD, 75kmiles. Clunk from rear sometimes when rounding sharp corners at low speed. Clunk from rear sometimes when ...
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Exhaust smell after transmission replacement

Backstory: I took my car in for a transmission fluid change and the mechanic damaged my car. The engine light was on it was stuck in third gear and not driveable. I am not sure what happened I took it ...
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What transmission can I join to a 2JZ GTE to support 600 bhp in a Lexus IS300?

I've been researching various transmissions that are popular to connect to a built 2JZ GTE engine. It looks like a popular choice is a Magna PT V160 6-speed manual. However, I'd like to know if there ...
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Golf TDI 2.0 Noise when shifting into 5th gear

I bought a golf 2.0 diesel a week ago and have just started to notice that when I shift from 4th to 5th gear there is a noise like metal on metal just a very quick buzz sound. It only happens when I ...
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Exhaust in the Coolant 2000 Honda Civic EX

I know the 'go to' answer for this is the head gasket. But: the mechanic just did an engine overhaul and same problem persists. Allow me to explain. In November 2018 mechanic did work and replaced ...
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How do you really know if you need a rebuit transmission?

My 1998 Isuzu Trooper sounds funny at 58 MPH hours and sometimes it slips out of gear and jerks back in. I've taken it to several mechanics and they say it's fine... That's good but I wont a smooth ...
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Why does my 1997 Chevy Suburban drop out/not shift after 2nd gear?

On a trip today we were driving down the Interstate when all of the sudden the RPMs went way up and we lost all power. We managed to get off the road, and some experiments, at 25MPH it would ...
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Random RPM boost

For the last week I've been having an issue with my RPM boosting highly for no reason. I drive a Peugeot 307 1.6 HDI S 90BHP. Whenever I shift from 2nd to 3rd and start gassing it up a bit moving up ...
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Why isn’t my transmission working after replacing the engine

I just replaced the engine on my 2014 Hyundai Sonata and now the transmission won’t get into any gear at all. I know for sure the transmission was good before the engine blew.
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Car speed not more then 100 km/h

I have a 2004 Volvo XC70. Normally if I travel at 110 km/h my engine speed is at 2400 RPM. Now I have to press accelerator up tо 3000 RPM, but max speed is 100 km/h and won't go higher. This problem ...