Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gearbox stuck in second gear

asked by on

The gearbox on my car is stuck in second gear.

A: Hi there. Common causes of your particular ...

Hi there. Common causes of your particular problem are a faulty clutch, slave cylinder, shift linkage miss-adjustment, or a bad transmission. Though a bad transmission is the least likely thing to be the issue. I would recommend having an experienced technician inspect the shifting problem before condemning the transmission.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Where to buy a radio with a casette player for a '96 Celica

Go to junkyards. There are tons of them on junkyards. One of the first things I do when I get racked cars is take the radio system out, put it inside in the garage so it doesn't get ruined in...

Q: the brakes are still really hard

You need to have the vacuum line to the engine from the brake booster checked to make sure it is not leaking in anyway. Press the brake and while holding the brake start the engine. You should feel the pedal...

Q: Do differential and gearbox use the same fluid on a 2000 Toyota Corolla?

No, they are telling you the truth. If it was a '92, then yes. They had differential oil on one place and other oil on another. But on yours, it's all the same fluid. They are telling you the truth...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.