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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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Why is my gearshift hard to move when starting?

Check the fluid level in your clutch master cylinder. If it's very low, fill it up, then bleed the clutch hydraulics at the nipple on the slave cylinder. If the fluid level was not low, next time you ...
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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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GMC Canyon Transmission Change

Better late than never. Change the fluid. There's an "old" thought that automatic transmissions with old fluid in them have a bit of "stuff" built up on parts and when you change ...
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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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How does double clutching work if gears spin at different rpms?

You missed a very important part of it. The gears don't just start spinning at the same speed. In the video, he talks about "blipping the throttle" while in neutral, clutch engaged (pedal ...
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2005 Scion 135k miles has never had manual transmission fluid changed. Should I change it now, or better to leave it alone?Does a manual even need it?

TL DR: Check your maintenance schedule, but most likely it doesn't need changed at all. Changing it will not hurt anything, though. You can check the maintenance schedule for your vehicle, but most ...
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Manual Transmission - Can't put into gear when the car is ON

The problem is clutch related. It could be the reservoir for the clutch master cylinder is not full up. You might have air in the lines. Any which way, the problem is that the pressure plate is not ...
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Manual car engine rpm dropped below idle rpm while in neutral

You may have water in your diesel fuel. Drain some fuel from your water separator and collect it into a clear container. If the fuel separates into two layers, that indicates water. I don't know your ...
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When does slowing down by down-shifting become lugging an engine?

When does slowing down by down-shifting become lugging an engine? The upfront answer is: It never will. Lugging occurs upon the attempt to accelerate using too high a gear for the speed of the ...
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Why does my car grind going into third gear when it’s cold out?

Given the age of the vehicle and if the transmission has never been rebuilt, it's likely that the synchromesh gears are worn. These are the components of the transmission that help you do a smooth ...
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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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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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Screech on startup (manual)

The characteristics you describe point to a failed throw-out bearing. Between the clutch pedal and the clutch release mechanism is a bearing which transfers your foot pressure to the mechanism. When ...
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Why is my gearshift hard to move when starting?

Probably not. Any mechanism requires that it be operated on a constant basis in order to maintain its long term operation. For example, not driving a vehicle often in a area with high humidity or ...
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