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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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Clutch pedal down Reservoir full recently replaced master
If the fluid is full but the system will not build up pressure then you may need to replace the master cylinder and flush all the dirty old muddy fluid out of the system. The dirty fluid has caused the...
I think my cv boot came off!
I am glad you asked this question. I am going to go through some steps with you to ensure that you have the correct problem diagnosed. When you look at the wheel well on the side where you...
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...
My car accelerates very slowly - do I have turbo failure?
Hi there. From the description you have given, there could be a few reasons for the lack of turbocharger and lack of power. It could be the turbocharger has failed and requires replacement. With no unusual noises, it could be...
Steering wheel lock system prevents my car from start
Ouch - while we appreciate the challenge this failure introduces, we are unable to accommodate this repair at the present time. YourMechanic can offer mobile mechanic service for a Battery Replacement Service to allow starting your "Z", and making it...
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...
A horrible grinding sound coming from somewhere in the gearbox/ under the hood
I would certainly check the gearbox fluid level first - this is easy to do. If the fluid is very low, damage may have already been done to the gearbox, given your advanced mileage. If you press the clutch pedal,...
Good fuel consumption
There are a variety of fuel injection cleaners you can buy off the shelf at most local auto parts stores that will normally keep your fuel injection system working clean. With the amount of miles on your car, however you...
i cut off the roof
If you still have the windshield and install a roll bar then you should not have a problem, but if I were you I would check with local ordnance to make sure it is legal.
no clutch, fully adjusted, do i start at gearbox or peddle, 2001 au11 falcon
Hi there. Assuming the clutch is inoperative and the clutch cable is okay. Not knowing the mileage, the vehicle may be due for a clutch replacement. Typically when a clutch fails. It will go into gear when you depress the...
My heater blower doesn't work how do I test if it is the resistor or blower?
Hello. If the fan is not turning on then the blow motor needs to be checked. I usually check for power at the blower. If there is power there then I replace the blower. If not then I check the...
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...
Hole in mufler making car sound louder. Is this immediate MOT fail?
Hi there. If the hole is just in the muffler then you only will need to replace that. The pipes will not need to be replaced unless they are showing signs of weakness. It is important that you get this...
Replaced slave cylinder, can't get clutch to pump up
It sounds like a couple of things could be going on here. First, there may be air in the slave cylinder and/or line which has to be bled out. Sometimes simply opening the bleeder and the slave master cylinder and...
Want to buy a car that has a hole in the exhaust close to muffler can I get a rwc
Good question. I don't think you will have a problem with the hole in your exhaust. It is at the far end of the pipe is why I say that, if it was before the catalytic converter or the muffler...
Keep blowing a tail light fuse.
Assuming that no wiring was damaged during the install of the aftermarket lights, (i.e., cut insulation causing a short to ground), if the fuse started blowing right after the install that means the LED assembly is drawing more current than...
P/s hose leak
I would not recommend using a sealant on a power steering hose as the fluid is under quite a bit of pressure (can exceed 300 psi creating tremendous potential for vaporized spray). The risk to this is that if that...
have to clutch start everytime we want to go somewhere
Hello there, many faults will prevent your 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage from starting normally. You have done well in replacing the battery and starter first as these are the usual causes. Other potential faults are the battery cables, ignition switch, battery...
car will not pass e-check.
N/A usually means the monitor isn't available on your year make and model vehicle. An emissions monitor should pass or fail or show ready and not ready after the drive cycle has been complete. In most cases, all drive cycles...
I put a penny in place of a fuse, tried to start my car and now it wont start and makes a grinding sound when i try to start it
Hi there. Putting a penny in place of a fuse, not recommended, replace with the correct fuse. The fuse is there, to protect the circuit. If the fuse blows, there is a short to ground. The grinding sound, when you...

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