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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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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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 to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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