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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

It is not a good idea to change gear without using the clutch, you will cause unnecessary wear that will end up causing an expensive bill. When you select a gear, there is a component in the gearbox ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

If your vehicle is not moving, you will be unable to move the shift lever from neutral without causing excessive damage. Within the transmission, a portion of the mechanism is spinning with the force ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

If you want to learn how to do this, Put your hand on the stick and get ready to nudge it in to NEUTRAL Here's the process you have to perfect. There will be one exact "amount of power" ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

It's not a good idea to change gears without the clutch while moving, but it can be done when the situation requires it. You cannot start the vehicle moving from stationary by pushing the gearstick ...
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

There's already plenty of answers about shifting between gears without clutch, but starting is only really possible in a tractor. Without extreme physical force that actually deforms the gears, the ...
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Did I just break my starter motor?

It definitely isn't good to do this to a starter, but if it is still working you probably don't have much to worry about. The thing about electric motors is, they provide a quantitative amount of ...
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Clutch, smoke, hill

From this sounds of it, this is typically what is known as "smoking the clutch" ... go figure. This happens when you overheat the clutch/flywheel due to excess slippage. The clutch is one ...
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New car, sometimes engaging first gear does not catch

I don't know what is causing the problem, but I have a suggestion to help you solve the problem. First, as Weather Vane says, do not attempt to repair or alter this vehicle or take it for repair to ...
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In a manual transmission car when clutching halfway why throttling does not move the car?

Physics dictates that dynamic friction is a force applied based on two parameters: The coefficient of friction between two given materials (determined experimentally) The amount of force between the ...
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In a manual transmission car when clutching halfway why throttling does not move the car?

A manual transmission with a "conventional" clutch, not a multi-plate version, will have a smooth metal surface on the flywheel and a smooth metal surface on the pressure plate. Friction ...
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2002 Saturn SL1

Sounds like you forgot to bleed the clutch. You have air in the system so depressing the clutch pedal is just compressing that air instead of moving the slave cylinder. Hydraulic systems have to be ...
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Safety of running without clutch start sensor Ford Ranger 95 STX SuperCab

I take it by "clutch start sensor" you are meaning the neutral safety switch, the sensor which won't allow you to start the vehicle unless the clutch is depressed or the vehicle is in ...
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Did I just break my starter motor?

I've accidently started my sports car when I was away on an assignment and forgot that I left it in first gear on an inclined driveway with parking brake on. The car lurched then I realized I forgot ...
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