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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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid
The shift interlock solenoid needs to be replaced if the vehicle cannot shift out of park and the battery is not dead.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
Common signs include difficulty shifting gears, grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, and jumping in and out of four-wheel drive.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body
Common signs include dirt, grime, and carbon deposits on the inside of the housing, electrical problems, vacuum leaks, and a very poor or high idle.
How to Replace a Console Shift Indicator Bulb
Console shift indicator bulbs allow you to view your gears in the dark. This bulb can either last the life of the car or break unexpectedly.
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 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 a Hydraulic Clutch System Works
If your car transmission has a hydraulic clutch, chances are you’re wondering exactly how it works within your shifting system. Most clutches, especially on older vehicles, work by means of a cog system that...
How a Clutch Engages and Disengages
In your car transmission, the clutch is a device that works to engage and disengage the moving parts of your drive shaft. For purposes of this discussion, we’ll focus on manual transmissions....
How a Manual Transmission Works
A manual transmission helps a vehicle achieve a desired speed through the use of gears, a clutch, and a shifter. It works like this: when the driver wants to shift gears, he or she...
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 Buy a Good Quality Shifter Boot
Your shift boot is an important part in your car that is attached to our gear stick. This is what you use to shift gears, and it works as a great way...

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My 2004 Chevy Cavalier is stuck in reverse but the stick still moves, what's wrong?
You most likely have a shift cable that came disconnected from the transmission or shifter lever due to a bad shift cable end bushing. Some cables you can install a new bushing and others you have to replace the cable...
Driver thought gear was in 3rd when it was neutral
In the worst case, you may have over-revved the engine floating the valves which may contact the pistons. But a Check Engine Light only means there is a fault that is detected, and if the engine seems to run okay...
Stuck in first gear - 2001 Chrysler Neon
These codes reference a malfunction in the transmission assembly. The problem may be another sensor or an internal fault within the transmission. The best thing to do in this case would be to diagnose the gear issue and pinpoint the...
Transmission wont engage Drive or 3rd Gear
Hello, thanks for writing in. Of course, the timing of the transmission breakdown you experienced and the impact you are describing is too coincidental to be unrelated. You have not described any damage to the transmission oil pan, which would...
Shift from "D" to "Manual"
Hey there. It is not unsafe to switch from Drive to "Manual" while the vehicle is in motion. You should take precaution and perform this action at a lower speed. The engine speed will increase when shifting to a lower...
Sluggish and weighed down in gear
Hello. For that particular model of vehicle, it would appear that those symptoms are normal. The C55 AMG is equipped with a high compression V8, which is matched with a sporty transmission that will engine brake for you to provide...
Transmission leak stuck choppy - 2005 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG
Hello. From the symptoms you describe, it would appear that the vehicle is experiencing issues that have put it into limp, power reduction mode. If the TCU requires replacement, it can usually be found in the engine bay on the...
Popping noises in gear shift - 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG
Hello. Usually transmission popping noises are caused by issues with the transmission, however there are many possibilities. The first thing I would check, is to see if this vehicle has a dipstick that allows you to check the fluid. I...
Transmission slipping from 2nd and 3rd - 2005 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few possible causes are low or dirty transmission fluid, a faulty transmission or a faulty transmission control unit. It appears that the issues have put...
Car revving at 2,000 RPM in neutral & park - 2007 Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG
Hi there, thanks for writing in. There is a technical bulletin that covers a leaking intake manifold in front of and below the throttle body of the manifold. The car could have a deformed intake manifold that would need to...
ABS & SRS lights on; car shifts hard and shudders
Hi there. These repairs that were done are fairly normal for this vehicle. It is very common for this car to have issues with these systems with age. I am actually a little surprised that there were not more issues...
the automatic transmission will not go in gear shifter moves but seems like it's in neutral
Hello. If the transmission is not going into gear and is behaving as if it were in neutral, then it may be possible that there is an issue with the transmission. A transmission that will not properly engage may be...
My shifter won't go into park - 2002 Saturn SL1
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The shift cable could be stretched causing the shifter not to go into park. Remove and replace the shift cable and recheck. The lock solenoid in the shifter housing may have failed...
I just recently had a new transmission put in and now theres alot of play in my shifter and i can easily tap my shifter from drive
Hello and thanks for your question. On your shifter there is a screw on the base that controls the looseness of the shifter. Remove the carpet around the base of the shifter and you will see the screw. Tighten the...
Not shifting and quit running - 2011 Honda CR-Z
With your description of the problems, it sounds like your vehicle is having problems with the clutch slipping on the engine flywheel. 60,000 seems pretty early for this type of problem, but depends on the way the vehicle is driven....
Transfer case won't shift into gear - 2002 Mercedes Benz G500
There seems to be a deep electrical bug in the vehicle and unfortunately these problems require a case study of the vehicle. Some facilities will offer the service where they will keep the vehicle overnight and drive it in an...
Shifter cable
The short answer to your question would be yes. The reason is because if the shifter cable is loose, this can prevent the vehicles computer system from acknowledging that the vehicle is actually in park. This can cause the vehicle...
Brake failure occurred after downshifting
Hello. I would ask for a better explanation until you get something that makes sense. There are known electrical problems with the Anti-skid Brake System controller, including bad electrical connections. A "clamp" is not the proper repair for this, but...
Car jerks when shifting into reverse gear
I think you are correct - the transmission is in "limp" mode. Have a professional mechanic check for problem codes to indicate what the fault might be. This is an important "next step" because that problem may not be with...
mercedes benz g500 2005 problem
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If your transmission sometimes won't shift to second gear and sometimes the transmission won't shift back to first gear, then there is a problem with the valve body and electronic shift solenoids. The...

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