Question: What Would Cause A Manual Transmission To Not Go Into 1st Gear

Manual Vs Auto W/ Manual Gear Selection

I'm planning to buy the new 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3 pretty soon. I was wonder whether I should get the Manual or the Automatic. I want to get the Manual, simply for the thrill of a manual over an auto. But on Mazdausa.com it says that the automatic transmission features both "Fully automatic shifting and manual gear selection with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters." (aside from the Manual) I'm assuming that the automatic doesn't have a clutch. But how will the Manual gear ...

Driving With Auto Transmission In Second Gear. Good Or Bad

Sometimes i mistakingly put the shifter (automatic trans.) in the second gear position instead of just "D". in a manual transmission in 2nd gear, you can't do 5 mph and you can't do 50 mph either. what prevents thestalling in an automatic transmission? and will driving at speeds below and above the threshold for 2nd, damage the car in any way? ...

Dealership Transmission Flush, Now Wont Shift Into 5th Griiiiinding Occasionally

05 Nissan 350Z Performance Model 6 speed Manual transmission 29,000 miles / no previous transmission problems After dealer recomended 29K mile transmission flush shifting is not the same. 50% of the time when i shift at approximately 4K rpm into 5th gear i get that lovely grinding sound for less than 1 second until shifter pops into 5th gear....Painful! Clutch is pressed down same amount as every other gear. If i slam the clutch down all the way i have not yet experienced ...

I Have A 98 2.4 Cavalier With Manual Transmission. My Shifter Won’t Move Left Or Right And Stuck In 1st Gear.

I have a 98 2.4 Cavalier with manual Transmission. my shifter won't move left or right and stuck in 1st gear. the engine and clutch are only a year old and i had the transmission replaced about 2 months ago. Yesterday i put it in reverse to backout of my drive way and put it in 1st fine. but when i went to put it back into reverse it wouldn't engange and now it won't go into any gear and is stuck ...

BMW E46 M3 SMG Transmission

In-side the M3 SMG there seems to be a Manual Gear Shifter. Does this therefore mean that you can manually select Gears or do you always have to use the Paddles behind the steering wheel? Also I've read there is no clutch so if you can use the Manual Gear Shifter how does it know when your going to change? Thanks Sorry maybe i didnt make the question completely clear there is a manual gear stick in the car aswell as the paddles ...

2004 Mazda3 Manual 5speed. 3rd Gear Was Kicking Out, And Now Just Grinds. Is This A Bad Shifter Or Tranny

Car: 2004 Mazda3 5-speed standard transmission 78000 miles Problem beginning: Several weeks ago I found that in third gear, sometimes the car would go out of gear. It did not seem to have any consistent cause, either. Sometimes it would kick out of gear while accelerating, sometimes while maintaining speed, sometimes when I was decelerating, and sometimes when the clutch was in. Then, on the highway last weekend, while downshifting to slow using 3rd gear, the gear would not engage, as though the gears had not meshed properly, ...

Why Don’t Manual Transmission Cars Have Gear Indicators

Why don't most manual cars have gear indicators like automatics do? It'd be helpful for drivers to look at the dash to see what gear they're in as opposed to staring all the way at the shifter. ...

Bad Transmission Or Misaligned Linkage

I have a 1998 Chevy Malibu and all of a sudden I cannot push in the button on the gear shift to get out of park. It is hit or miss but lately, it has gotten worse. Seems like if I pushed the shifter forward that would do the trick, but even that is failing me. The owner’s manual said to put the ignition in the ACC position, Press the brake, shift to "N" and then start the ...

Does Shaking The Gear Shifter Ruin The Transmission In A Manual Car

A friend of mine saw me shaking the shifter in my car (a manual transmission '98 Nissan Sentra, not that it's important) to check that I was in neutral (I do it quite often), and he said that he had heard somewhere--on some automotive radio talk show or something of the sort--that shaking the shifter can ruin your transmission. Now, I've had a manual Mazda Protege in my family for about 15 years now, all with drivers that have shaken ...

Car Problems, It Won’t Move When Put In Gear

It's a manual transmission on a rsx type-s. The car starts fine, runs good, but it's like the car is staying in neutral. The shifter goes into the gear slots, but when I take my foot off of the clutch...it does nothing. I don't think it's the clutch, it hasn't been slipping out of gear. ...