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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 Decide Between Manual and Automatic Transmissions
There are a lot of decisions that have to be made when buying a new car. Everything from choosing a make, model, and trim level to deciding if upgrading the stereo...
How Long Does a Transmission Speed Sensor Last?
The transmission speed sensor measures the RPMs of the shaft of the transmission. While the engine is running, but not moving, then the input shaft of the transmission is not moving...
3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gear Shifter
The gear shifter allows the vehicle to be put into different gears on a manual transmission. In an automatic transmission, the gear shifter is known as a gear selector. The gear shifter is...
How to Do a Burnout in a Manual Vehicle
Almost everyone who has seen an action movie or watched a high-speed car chase, has seen someone perform a burnout before taking off. A burnout occurs when the power...
How Long Does a Clutch Cable Last?
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...
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 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 the vehicle. Mastering the clutch takes time and practice,...
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 your clutch pedal breaks. Typically,...
How to Get Started on a Hill When Driving a Manual Transmission Car
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...
How to Drive Manual
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...
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 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.
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 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 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 under normal use, they’re going to take quite a lot of wear...
How to Buy a Good Quality Gearshift
The gear shift, also known as the gear lever or stick, makes it possible to shift gears when driving a manual transmission vehicle. It is attached right to the shift assembly. It has...
How to Buy a Good Quality Transmission
When it comes to costly parts, the transmission is right up there among the most expensive. Because of that many people opt to purchase a used transmission, which is not usually the ideal...

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Car will not move. When I try to drive, it starts up and wants to try to go forward, but it just won't. What might the problem be?
Hi there. The clunk that you heard and the grinding sound came from the transmission. The noise was a gear breaking a tooth off and causing the transmission to no longer engage the teeth from the main shaft to the...
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My car is making roaring noises every time I accelerate in any of my 5 gears
The noise is going to be in a bearing in the transmission or one of the wheel hubs. You should have the vehicle lifted and then turn each wheel to see if you can hear noise from the transmission or...
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My vehicle will not move when in gear and you can move the shifter even when not pushing in the clutch 2008 Honda Civic
Hi there. It sounds like your clutch has failed. When it fails completely you will usually get a burning smell and you will have a complete disconnect from the transmission and engine. You are going to need a new clutch....
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Thinking of buying a different car. I found one online and took it for a test drive. It has a few concerns. Is it worth investing?
Hi there. With the problems that you have mentioned, this could be an expensive fix, depending on what is wrong with the clicking sound and what is wrong with the transmission. The clicking sound is more of a CV Shaft...
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cant get into reverse while car is on.
If you are having to bleed the clutch hydraulic circuit repeatedly, you should have that inspected and repaired. Obviously, there is a leak that is admitting air. Once the clutch is functioning, the gear shift issue would be evaluated, if...
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I just bought a f150 1993 truck and I had it on cruise control going about 70 and lost power like something not catching.
There could have been something that went wrong with your transmission. Try driving in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and reverse to see if the vehicle will move. If the vehicle only moves in 4th gear, then the counter shaft has burned...
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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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3 speed floor shifter won't go in reverse internally and it looks good.
Hi there. Either the shifter has a bent fork or the synchronizer on the reverse drive is damaged causing the reverse gear to not engage. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you...
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When shifting into 1st gear and attempting to take off, car shakes and then stalls. Car also won't let me shift into reverse.
Hi there. Either the shifter rail is damaged inside the transmission keeping the gears from going into reverse and the first gear from connecting all the way, or the transmission first and reverse gears are damaged causing the transmission to...
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My transmission has only second gear.
Hi there. Either the transmission has multiple bent shifter forks on the top of the transmission or the transmission counter shaft has many broken teeth keeping the second gear only the active gear. I recommend seeking out a professional, such...
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Oil pan bolts fell into transmission bell housing.
Hi there. The issue with leaving bolts in the bell housing on the transmission will be come catastrophic when the bolts come in contact with the clutch assembly. I recommend removing the starter and taking a telescoping magnet through the...
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manual transmission hard to sift into second or fourth gear
Hello. There are few things which could be causing a problem with your 2nd and 4th gear. It could be that the shift linkage is out of adjustment, due to worn bushings, or it came out of adjustment when the...
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Which rear wheel drive standard transmission fit a front wheel drive 1985 Toyota Camry DIESEL?
Hi there - no rear wheel drive transmission will work in the front wheel drive Camry, but the 5-speed manual transaxle offered in the '1983-1986 Camry will bolt in. Modifications for a transmission mounts, clutch and shifter will, of course,...
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Clicking when letting off the gas pedal.
The differential inside the transmission may be worn or have an issue with the bearings that is causing the clicking noise when loaded on the opposing side to the load applied when driving. Try to see if the noise occurs...
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Bought a MR2 roadster that has the Sequential Manual Transmission (bought it as a non driver) Toyota MR2
Hi there - the first task is to get stored problem codes - which may require a Toyota-specific code reader to get the level of diagnostic needed. Sequential Manual Transmissions are very sophisticated, computer-managed units, and very dependent on the...
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Doesn't want to go in to second gear when cold.
Check the transmission fluid and see when the last time it was changed. If the fluid is original or has not been changed in a long time, then I recommend changing the fluid to remove any old debris from the...
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Car was starting and now won't it's a Clio 1.2 2003
Check to see if there are any stored diagnostic trouble codes. Be sure you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car...
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I have a 2008 Toyota Matrix manual transmission that won't move in gear.
Hi there. Your clutch appears to have failed. This is what occurs when the clutch plate goes bad and no longer engages. You will need to have a transmission specialist take a look at this and replace it if needed....
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I've got a ford focus 1.6 engine. Whenever the engine gets a little warm and as the clutch is pressed down to change gears, the rpm's increase.
Hi there. There could be a few different issues that could be contributing to your current condition. There could be a vacuum leak causing the engine to rev up when there is no load applied to the engine. The Idle...
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i was driving my acura integra , i had stopped at a red light i out it in 1st gear but wasn´t going nowhere like if my e brake was
Hello, thank you for writing in. The lack of transmission fluid is why you are not able to send the power from the engine to the wheels. The first step is to identify and fix the cause of the transmission...

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