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How a Clutch Engages and Disengages
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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...
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Why does the shifter stick feel loose on my 2000 Chevrolet Prism?
Hi there - a loose shifter could be caused by loose mounting hardware, worn shifter bushings (at the cable ends), or worn transmission internal shifting components. I would recommend a shifter inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one...
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Why does the shifter feel loose? 2000 Chevy Prism
Hello - a loose shifter could be caused by loose mounting hardware, worn shifter bushings (at the cable ends), worn shifter cables, or worn transmission internal shifting components. I would recommend a shifter inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic, such...
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At a dead stop you can floor it and it moves the shifter into neutral on its own.
Hi there. Check the engine and transmission mounts and see if they are allowing the transmission to move around. It is possible that the transmission is moving around and catching the shifter linkage and pushing it into a neutral position....
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My car's shifter is stuck in park.
Hi there. The shifter gets the power from the brake light switch as for a safety switch. In order to change gears, the brakes must be applied. Check the power into the brake light switch and the power out of...
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Shifter button will not engage to put into gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. There is a shift override button located on the gear shift for towing purposes. This overrides all of the sensors so the vehicle can be moved without the key and other power sources. You...
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Does the transmission have to come out to put it in?
Hi there. The transmission needs to be removed if you are removing an engine (front wheel drive), removing a torque converter (automatic) or removing a clutch (manual). Anything else like removing an engine in a rear wheel drive, shifter, or...
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Wobbly Automatic Gear selector
Hello, thank you for writing in. The gear shifter may be having several problems at once. One would be the cables linked from the shifter to the transmission. These cables can become loose and allow for extra play in the...
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Got a code of p0851 on 04 Forester xt. Shifter was stuck in park but I was able to jiggle it free. Today the oil light was flicking and stalling. Are these Related?
Hi there. The neutral safety switch (transmission position switch (sensor)) on the transmission and the engine oil light on the dash have nothing in common. If the neutral safety switch has failed, then the transmission may start in gear or...
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pls my Honda gear will not enter park its stiff
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues. The first thing you want to check is that there are not objects in the way of the shifter. This may seem redundant, but even...
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Car won't switch gears properly only reverse and manually.
Hi there. Check the battery and make sure that it has a full charge. If the battery has a full charge, then check the harness to the transmission and make sure that its plugged in all the way. If the...
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where is the shift gear lock on my 2007 honda
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you are looking for the shift release look towards the center of the panel where the shifter is located. The shifter release "button" is actually a slot located next to the gear shifter....
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My car is not going in reverse and in neutral. It only goes forward, Why? How much charges it will take to fix?
Hi there. The transmission could have overheated as the vehicle was trying to escape the snow. Going back and forth many times will overheat the transmission fluid and make it boil. This will cause clutch materials within the transmission to...
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Wont drive forward or reverse 2007 Ford Focus
Hello - there could be a problem with either or both your shifter cables to the transmission, as well as the clutch linkage (check fluid first for this). One or more of your brakes is sticking as well, causing the...
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I've just had a new clutch pedal fitted and now my gears 1st and 2nd want go into gear when the engine is cold.
Hi there. Try using 75/90 Synthetic transmission oil in the transmission. This may help the transmission for the shifting issue. This is a normal condition during a break in period, however, with 100,000 miles on the transmission the synchronizers could...
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Not shifting up as expected. 1999 Mazda
Hello - near or on the shifter is a button marked "Hold". Press this button to release the "gear hold" feature, and return your transmission to normal up-shift behavior. If this does not return normal shifting behavior, check the transmission...
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Car wont shift into reverse 2005 Hyundai Tiburon
Hello - I believe the shifter cable itself may be worn enough to prevent Reverse engagement. Given that you can manually engage Reverse at the transmission, and have replaced the bushings, adjustment or wear would be the limiting issue here....
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Car won't change gears when I stop and try to put car in Park. It won't go until I remove the key.
Hi there. Check the shifter lock solenoid in the shifter housing. The lock solenoid may have an issue as the ignition key is on. I recommend replacing the shifter lock solenoid. Also, I recommend seeking out a professional, such as...
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How do I remove the gear shifter to replace the neutral safety switch
Hello. In order to remove the shifter you will have to remove the vehicle's shift knob and disassemble the vehicle's interior. From the symptoms you describe, however, it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing a different issue, perhaps...
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My car will not move at all in any gear. It starts up fine but does not move in gear.
Hi there. Check the shifting cable from the shifter housing to the transmission and see if its out of adjustment. A shifter cable that is out of adjustment will cause the shifter on the transmission to be out of sync...
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Why does my shifter get stuck in park in my 2013 Kia Forte
Though this can happen for quite a few different reasons. Most of the time the issue is caused by the brake light switch so I always check to see if the brake lights are working when the issue comes up....

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