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How Long Do Manual Transmissions Last?
A manual transmission can last up to 120,000 miles. Aggressive driving and inattentive fluid changes can negatively impact its longevity.
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...
What is Transmission Fluid and What Does it Do?
Transmission fluid is used to lubricate the components of a car’s transmission for optimum performance. In vehicles with automatic transmissions,...
How Can I Tell If My Clutch Is Slipping?
For some drivers, shifting a manual transmission is second nature. Others prefer to rely on automatic transmissions. Drivers of automatic vehicles don’t have...
How Can I Tell If My Clutch Is Slipping?
For some drivers, shifting a manual transmission is second nature. Others prefer to rely on automatic transmissions. Drivers of automatic vehicles don’t have...
How to Troubleshoot a Slipping Clutch
There are numerous advantages to operating a vehicle with a manual transmission; many drivers claim it gives them more control over...
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.
How to Use Autostick
Autostick gives drivers with automatic transmissions the feel of a manual car. It allows the driver to upshift and downshift for extra control.
How to Drive Your Manual Transmission Car With a Broken Clutch
If you drive a car with a manual transmission, there will likely come a point in time when the clutch wears out or...
How Often Do I Need to Replace the Transmission Fluid?
The basic definition of a transmission is the part of a vehicle that transfers the power from the engine to the wheels. How...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Slave Cylinder
If your manual car has abnormal pedal feel, low or contaminated brake fluid, or any visible leaks, you may need to replace the clutch slave cylinder.
How to Start a Car by Pushing
When all else fails, push starting a car with a manual transmission can be an option to get the engine to start.
How to Double-Clutch Downshift a Manual Transmission Car
Learning how to double-clutch downshift on your cars manual transmission can optimize your acceleration, deceleration, and help maintain components.
How to Replace a Clutch Master Cylinder
The clutch master cylinder supplies fluid and pressure for the clutch system to operate. Common signs of failure include leaks or loss of pressure.
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 to Get Started on a Hill When Driving a Manual Transmission Car
A A manual transmission gives you better control of the speed and power of your vehicle while driving compared with an automatic transmission. For the most part, driving a car with a manual transmission is easy enough. But starting and...
How to Drive Manual
The The transmission allows a vehicle to switch smoothly between gears. In an automatic transmission, the vehicle computer switches gears for you. In a vehicle with a manual transmission, you must first let your foot off the gas, depress the...
How Long Does a Clutch Cable Last?
The The clutch cable is an essential part of your vehicle’s clutch system. The clutch is a device that engages and disengages the power transmission, and allows you to shift gears while you are driving. Manual transmission vehicles have a...

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Why does my Transmission pops out of gear
Hello. Popping out of gear is a common problem when it comes to manual transmissions. The most common reason a manual transmission would jump out of gear is due to low or contaminated fluid, worn synchronizers inside the transmission, or...
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What type of transmission fluid should I use?
Just like engine oil, it’s important to have the right type of transmission fluid in your car. Adding the wrong type can be very bad. For automatic transmissions, Honda recommends using Honda ATF DW-1. For manual transmissions, Honda recommends manual...
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What Does Transmission Fluid Do?
Modern automatic transmission fluid (ATF) typically contains a wide variety of chemical compounds intended to provide the required properties of a particular ATF specification depending on the manufacturer. Most ATFs contain some combination of additives that are required for there...
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Was driving manaul transmission 03 vw golf. When I went to shift from 4th to 5th the gear didn't engage and after wouldn't engage
Hello. If the vehicle is still moving when in gear and the clutch pedal released then you may have a broken shift fork or a much more serious internal transmission failure. Typically I will check the shift linkage first to...
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Transmission is slipping
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of issues with the transmission or clutch. If it is a manual transmission and appears to be having trouble staying in gear, or transferring...
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Transmission is not going into gear
Hello. If you were previously experiencing issues with the transmission due to a bad shifter cable then it may be possible that the cable has now failed completely and needs to be replaced. The clutch pedal mechanism is connected to...
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Transmission "popping" out of gear
This may suggest failing transmission synchros. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the friction surfaces quickly. Synchros work by speeding up or...
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Possible blown head gasket?
I believe you are on the right track. Anything mixing with coolant or oil is a definite blown head gasket. However, you may even have a cracked head due to the fact that you are running out of coolant. Check...
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No pressure on clutch pedal
The clutch hydraulic system would have to be checked first, to make sure it is moving the clutch pressure plate. If it is working properly, then your clutch pressure plate has a problem, and the transmission would need to come...
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Manual transmission won't go into any gears.
Hi there. It is possible that the transmission may have gotten into the wrong gear at the wrong time and could have damaged that counter shaft or the main shaft in the transmission. First drain the oil from the transmission...
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Leaking coolant
First of all I'm glad to hear you are just using water. I always advise customers to use just water if they are experiencing a leak and can't get it fixed right away. My question is did the pressure gauge...
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How Does a Clutch Work?
A clutch for a manual transmission is not a single part, but many parts put together to form the clutch assembly that is part of the clutch system. The parts in a clutch assembly are the clutch pressure plate, clutch...
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How do you use the manual transmission?
If your car is equipped with a manual transmission, there are a few things you’ll need to know about using it. It’s pretty similar to any other stick shift you’ve driven, but let’s cover the most pertinent parts quickly: ...
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How do you use the manual transmission?
If your car is equipped with a manual transmission, you’ll need to shift through gears by hand rather than letting the transmission handle things. Here’s how to work the system: Always press the clutch pedal all the way down...
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excessive fuel consumption?
EPA ratings for this vehicle are stated in units of miles and gallons. The city driving rating for the vehicle is 22 MPG (miles per gallon). The highway driving rating is 32 MPG. Your experience is reported as 15 MPG...
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Crank No Start
First I would like to apologize for the delay to your answer. I apparently did not click send when I first answered it. The oil leaking from your distributor is not likely to cause a no start condition. Your...
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Crank but no start..
Hi. There is a good possibility that the timing belt has broken and is causing the engine to be out of time. The engine you have is an interference engine this means the clearance between valves and piston are very...
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Control arm
Hello. It would not be a bad idea to change the camber kit and control arm at the same time, as these components usually wear together. A faulty camber arm can indeed cause accelerated wear on control arms and other...
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Clutch issues
You car's transmission has what are called transmission synchronizers (aka "synchros") which are small fork type components that help to move the transmission in and out of gear. Sometimes these can be worn or occasionally misaligned when the transmission has...
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Car Wont go into gear
Hello. I'm sure this is been done but ensure that the clutch release bearing and a whole clutch kit was installed when you replaced the clutch. A complete couch job consists of a pressure plate, a flywheel, a clutch disc...

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