Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Installing manual transmission

asked by on

need tips: inserting transmission shaft through clutch plate and into flywheel. I used the shaft to install the clutch plate so the shaft would lineup. Also, should I grease the tip of the shaft?
My car has a manual transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in. Yes, the inpu...

Hello, thanks for writing in. Yes, the input shaft should be greased lightly as this shaft end endures an enormous amount of speed and friction.

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: Car not staying in gear

Hi. You did not mention if you had an automatic or manual transmission. This can be caused by two different problems. The first cause could be that the transmission mounts allow movement of the transmission and knocks it out of...

Q: clutch slave cylinder goes out and car is towed

When problems like these arise, one can look to the aftermarket world for solutions. With some research, you may be able to find a part made by a company that specializes in these vehicles and creates upgraded parts for higher...

Q: Clutch Replacement 2001 Ford Focus SE Manual Transmission

Hey there. You may need to have the flywheel resurfaced or replaced if it has cracks in it or it is warped. At the moment, we currently are not able to do these types of repairs unless the mechanic in...

Related articles

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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.