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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 dealer says there is a slight noise in transmission,then says it's the slave cylinder, does that cause a noise? 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Hello - no, a slave cylinder will not create noise - clutch or transmission - on it's own. Noise when the clutch is out, and the transmission is in neutral, is generally the transmission input bearing or countershaft bearings. Noise...
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Put my GMC into gear and when I give it gas it just wines and won't move.
Hi there. Check the clutch to see if it is slipping. When a clutch slips, the engine will continue to operate but the transmission will not drive under a load. If the clutch is new and the noise is still...
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I'm looking to buy a 1986 Ford Bronco II for $500. The transmission's shot, is it worth it?
Before I would make the purchase of the vehicle I would recommend first locating a replacement transmission for the vehicle. Then you will know how much the part will cost and then just need to get pricing on replacement clutch...
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transmission?
Hi there. Not knowing what you are specifying what you are looking for to fix or repair your transmission, all I can mention is check all the fluids in your transmission and make sure that the fluids are full. Top...
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Every time I'm changing gears from 4th to 5th there's a crunch but drives fine otherwise 2002 Audi A4
Hi there - there may be a couple of problems at work here. The "4-5 shift crunch" issue may well be a worn synchronizer in the transmission. Difficulty in engaging other gears could be worn synchronizers as well, or transmission...
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Car will not move when in gear but will shift in gear and turn the tires when jacked off the ground. 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi - I am afraid you have a broken gear or shaft in the drivetrain - specifically in the transmission assembly. The jerky motion, but without real rotation of the wheels, indicates something in either the transmission (gear set, shaft)...
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Gear box top loader 4 speed issues.
Hi there. It seems that the ball joint on the top of the transmission has broke or lost the brass pin. Remove the shifter and check the brass pins on the shifter handle. See if they are bent or broken...
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Gear problems when changing from 3rd to 2nd end up in 4th and 1st ends up in 3rd.
Hi there. Yes the selector is not working and needs replaced. The selector rod or spring could be damaged causing the shifter to be too wobbly or out of alignment making the shifter go into other gears. If you need...
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Loose gearbox that won't find 2nd or 5th gear, sometimes hard to differentiate between 1st and 3rd.
There are a couple of possibilities. The first thing that comes to mind is of course the shifter itself. There is a nylon ball and socket joint at the base of the gearshift lever that sometimes falls apart, making the...
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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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Pressure plate is grinding after clutch installation?
Hello. It sounds to me like something is misaligned, too wide or out of adjustment. The old and new parts should have been compared before you put the new parts into your vehicle to make sure everything lines up. I...
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Need to know if my clutch is out or if it is a problem with my transmission.
The issue seems to be the clutch. When the clutch is engaged and the vehicle is throttled, a slipping motion is occurring all the time. With the clutch pressure plate being worn will contribute to a slipping clutch. When the...
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Transmission gets stuck when I shift it out of 1st gear sometimes and it takes a lot of force for me to move the shifter 2013 Dodge Viper
Hi there - your Viper uses the Tremec TR-6060 transmission, which handles the torque from the Vipers engine reliably, but is a bit balky in the shifting department. Using synthetic transmission fluid will help, especially in colder climates, and moving...
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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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