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The Meanings of Automatic Gear Shift Letters & Numbers
A break down “PRNDL” and all its varieties, including D1, D2, and D3 modes.
How Long Does a Clutch Last?
It’s a fact of life that a car clutch will almost certainly wear out before your car does. That’s because, even...
How Long Does a Clutch Last?
It’s a fact of life that a car clutch will almost certainly wear out before your car does. That’s because, even...
The Most Common Error Codes for Transmission Problems
If your Check Engine Light has come on, there are a number of conditions that could be causing it. Many are related...
The Most Common Error Codes for Transmission Problems
If your Check Engine Light has come on, there are a number of conditions that could be causing it. Many are related...
How to Shift From First to Second Gear in a Manual Transmission Car
Shifting from first to second gear in a manual transmission requires accuracy and practice, as well as a feel for the car.
Is it Safe to Drive With a Slipping Transmission?
The transmission converts the power from the engine into motion so the vehicle can move. Vehicles have either an automatic or manual transmission....
The 10 Transmission Problems to Never Ignore
There’s nothing quite like transmission problems to stress out the average car owner. They are, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, very expensive. Proper...
The 10 Transmission Problems to Never Ignore
There’s nothing quite like transmission problems to stress out the average car owner. They are, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, very expensive. Proper...
The 10 Transmission Problems to Never Ignore
There’s nothing quite like transmission problems to stress out the average car owner. They are, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, very expensive. Proper...
The 10 Transmission Problems to Never Ignore
There’s nothing quite like transmission problems to stress out the average car owner. They are, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, very expensive. Proper...
The 10 Transmission Problems to Never Ignore
There’s nothing quite like transmission problems to stress out the average car owner. They are, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, very expensive. Proper...
How to Replace Timing Gears
Timing gears control are connected to the crankshaft and the camshaft and how much fuel and air enter the cylinder to ensure your car runs smoothly.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Selector Cable
Common signs include the indicator not matching the gear and the vehicle not turning off, starting in another gear, or not going into gear at all.
How to Drive a Manual Transmission Car Without Using the Clutch
Manual transmissions have a clutch that allows you to change gears when needed. There may come a time when your clutch fails while you're on the road.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Cable
If your manual car's transmission is slipping out of gear or clutch pedal is hard or sinking to the floor, you may have to replace the clutch cable.
How Long Does Transmission Fluid Last?
Transmission Transmission fluid lubricates all the moving parts of your car transmission, and in an automatic transmission, it also acts as a coolant and viscous fluid that delivers engine power to the transmission. What kind of transmission fluid to use...
How Long Does Transmission Fluid Last?
Transmission Transmission fluid lubricates all the moving parts of your car transmission, and in an automatic transmission, it also acts as a coolant and viscous fluid that delivers engine power to the transmission. What kind of transmission fluid to use...
How Does a Clutch Work in a Manual Transmission?
The The clutch in a car transmission is what works to engage and disengage the drive shaft’s moving parts. In a manual transmission, the driver has to manipulate a pedal or a lever in order to shift gears. The clutch...
How Does a Clutch Work in a Manual Transmission?
The The clutch in a car transmission is what works to engage and disengage the drive shaft’s moving parts. In a manual transmission, the driver has to manipulate a pedal or a lever in order to shift gears. The clutch...

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Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2006 GMC Sierra 1500 HD. If your vehicle will not shift out of first gear, the problem is not the fuses. The problem could be a shift solenoid, but more than likely,...
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Hello there, a few different faults can cause the transmission to become stuck in park like this. The most common are the transmission range switch, neutral safety switch, or a brake switch issue. Faults that occur intermittently like this can...
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In order to shift out of park, the transmission module needs to see the engine idling and the brake pedal depressed. If one of these criteria is not met, then it will not let you shift out of park. There...
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Transmission issue after a long drive
Do not change the fluid or have it flushed. This could cause the transmission to go out even sooner. There are a load of different additives out there that may or may not work, but when the transmission is going...
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Transmission issue after a long drive
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Transmission died
When a transmission fails, the vehicle will seem as though it is in neutral. Sometimes if you rev the engine high it might move slowly. If this is the case of if the vehicle does not move at all, yes...
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the car dies when put in gear
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Speedometer not working.
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