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An automatic transmission allows a vehicle engine to operate within a narrow speed range, just like a manual transmission does. As the engine achieves higher degrees of torque (torque is the rotational power of...
How a Manual Transmission Works
A manual transmission helps a vehicle achieve a desired speed through the use of gears, a clutch, and a shifter. It works like this: when the driver wants to shift gears, he or she...

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Toyota celica with engine replaced
The 7th generation Toyota Celica was in production from 1999 until 2006 so I am going to assume that your Toyota also falls into this time frame. The engine in your Celica is the 1ZZ-FE, which is a motor...
Do differential and gearbox use the same fluid on a 2000 Toyota Corolla?
No, they are telling you the truth. If it was a '92, then yes. They had differential oil on one place and other oil on another. But on yours, it's all the same fluid. They are telling you the truth...
Shift selenoid "A" electrical P0753
If you did not do so while replacing shift solenoid "A" (if I am reading your query correctly), disconnect the battery for 10 minutes or so, re-connect the battery, and drive the car for 15-20 minutes. This will reset the...
Engine turns off when the first gear is shifted
Hello. The most common cause of the car dying once it is put into gear is the transmission torque converter or the fluid level of the transmission. If there are leaks present from the transmission, I would suspect the fluid...
Car shaking on startup, engine revving
Hello there, a few different faults can cause the car to shake and have issues with acceleration. The most common would be the the spark plugs and wires, a fuel pump issue, faulty MAF sensor, a vacuum leak, or a...
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I would recommend that they get a subscription to AllDataDIY to look up the factory service procedure. They are connected via multiple bolts around the perimeter of the transmission and torque converter bolts connecting to the flywheel. If you would...
Are Captivas are known for engine failure and gearbox box issues?
As with any vehicle, they are prone to mechanical problems and issues, even when properly maintained. However, as with anything else, if it is properly maintained, you will greatly enhance your chances of prolonging the life of the engine and...
Car won't go in gear when hot?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. Your transmission is a computer-controlled transmission which can be affected even when something as simple as a weak battery is the issue. I would first suggest checking the battery...
clutch or gearbox ?????
Without more information, such as the symptoms you experienced, it is nearly impossible to determine the cause of your concern. Usually a clutch will wear out before the gearbox.
coolant leaking from injector 3
This could be from a couple of problems that may be unrelated. The first question is from where, specifically, the coolant is leaking. Depending on where the leak is coming from and if there are any other...
I change steering shaft in 97 Dakota and now steering want to automatically turn all the way to the right when car is on
I don’t know how, but somehow the steering gear has been forced to one side. Inside the steering gear, aka; gearbox, there is what is known as a rotary valve. When the steering shaft is turned left or right, the...
my car gearbox fluid is low, what should I do should I bring it or I can't drive it thanks
Hello. You should definitely not drive your car when the transmission gear box oil is low as this could cause major damage. In this situation, I would have an expert come to your vehicle to have it diagnosed and repaired....
Engine swap
Hello. Due to the simple fact that the 1NZ is a front wheel drive engine, I would not recommend swapping it into that vehicle, as it is likely not compatible. It may be possible to swap the 1NZ into that...
Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement
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Gearbox fault warning came on - 2012 Range Rover
Hey there, the battery's low voltage may have been the code they received. You may have to have the body control and transmission module tested for a bad connection and pinpoint tested to see if the gear box fault is...
My gearbox is stock. Now hard to turn when not in motion and groans when I try to turn it. Help???
It is possible that the noise you are hearing could be related to the power steering pump rather than the gearbox. This can oftentimes happen when a power steering fluid leak exists. I would recommend having the you steering symptoms...
Grinding sound from gearbox
Hi, thanks for writing in. The gear box and transmission are typically one in the same. Without additional info regarding the model of your car it may be difficult to diagnose. What model of Mitsubishi do you have? If you...
Whining sound during acceleration and fourth gear not working on a '92 Ranger
Since you've said it doesn't do the fourth gear but can do other gears, the bearings in the transmission are worn out. You might change the fluid in the transmission and put in heavier weight, maybe full-synthetic gearbox oil, and...
Whining noise while releasing the throttle
Whining noise is almost always caused by some kind of a bearing problem. So you might get a stethoscope or get somebody to listen. Jack it up in the air and stick it inside and listen to the throw out...
Gearbox Rattle Holden Cruze 2003
Hello. You are right that it can be any number of these things. To diagnose this, I usually get the vehicle in the air and drive it to see if I can pinpoint the noise. Most of the time it...

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