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How to Replace a Car's Steering Rack Gearbox
The steering gearbox transmits the driver's steering wheel inputs to the wheels so that the car turns correctly. If damaged, it should be replaced.
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How an Automatic Transmission Works
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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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There is a delay when the car tries to shift into the next gear
This may be related to the transmission being low on fluid or potentially a bad transmission control solenoid. As you may know, every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid...
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My car is W210 E200. I want to ask about somthing in the gearbox
Hey there. When you are in 'S' mode, the transmission starts out in 1st gear normally, but when you select 'W' mode, the transmission will start out in 2nd gear to help reduce wheel slip on slippery surfaces. Where...
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strange problem
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of issues. If the symptoms appear to come and go then it may be possible that the symptoms are electrical in nature. A few things I would...
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Dsg problem
Hello - the P0824 code is an error with the shift selector mechanism, failing to detect the shifter forward/backward positioning. This problem will require specialized equipment and parts from your manufacturer. Contact your vehicles dealer service center for assistance. ...
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I changed the gearbox but the car is only moving in reverse and it needs acceleration up to 6000rpm to reach 30mph.
It sounds like the transmission is slipping. It is not good to max out the RPMs to make the vehicle move. Check the tranmission fluid level and the condition of the fluid. If the fluid is black, then I recommend...
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Cracked Gearbox
Hello - how unfortunate for both of you. It is possible, since the engine/transmission of your Fit is very close to the front of your vehicle - but unlikely. You would have to impact the BMW all the way to...
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Gear shift slips over to Manual Transmission without touching. I have to hold it to keep it in Automatic.
Hi there. All automatic transmissions require transmission fluid for them to work. In your engine compartment by the right side next to the radiator area, there is a box in front of the air filter housing. Remove that box and...
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whats the best gear lube i can get for my car and dose it really matter what i get
Synthetic gear oil is recommended. At the cited "link" be sure to click on the "transmission gear oil section" at the top of the page. In terms of your question "does it matter", you will see a material difference in...
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Sifter floats from gear to gear and when letting out the clutch there is no response.
Hi there. Either the clutch has failed causing the transmission not to engage in any gear, or the transmission shifter plastic rings broke and will not engage the shifter. Check the clutch and make sure that it is moving when...

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