Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gears are slipping

asked by on

I have a manual transmission, and the fourth and fifth gears are slipping.

A: Hi there. A common problem with slipping ge...

Hi there. A common problem with slipping gears in a manual transmission is that your clutch may be becoming weak. Another problem can be that your 4th and 5th gears may need to be rebuilt. I would recommend having a certified technician inspect your gear-slipping issue in order to determine what repairs are needed.

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: Head gasket blown

Hi there. Common signs of a blown head gasket are: overheating, thick white smoke from the tail pipe, milky liquid in the oil cap or radiator cap, or loss of coolant. If you need assistance with an inspection or replacement...

Q: I hear an( eh,eh,eh) now all the time. It started when I was turning hard to the left. Then in a hard right turn, then

Hello and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. There are a couple of things that could cause a sound to omit when turning the wheels from left to right. If it is a clicking noise, then the constant velocity shafts are sticking...

Q: Bad frame rot, is it worth the repair?

Greetings and thank you for writing in about this problem! This is a well-known concern for this generation of Tacoma. Toyota is well aware of the issue and has provided a recall for this concern (TSB LSC-90D). The original recall...

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.