Diagnosing Symptoms of a Bad Manual Transmission

Updated on January 21, 2019
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Dan Ferrell writes about do-it-yourself car maintenance and repair. He has certifications in automation and control technology.

Manual transmissions can develop problems after miles of service.
Manual transmissions can develop problems after miles of service. | Source

Manual transmission problems can develop due to high mileage, abuse, or lack of proper maintenance. But they are rather rare. Most manual transmission issues originate not with the transmission itself, but from related components like the clutch assembly, linkage, or driveline: the components that transmit turning power from the transmission to the wheels. Also, as we discuss below, symptoms that seem to be coming from the transmission can come from unrelated parts of the car.

The key to diagnosing your manual transmission problem is to gather detailed information about the particular problem. For example, does the problem appear in only one of the gears, only at a certain speed, only when turning, only when downshifting, or after having serviced the clutch or another transmission component? Can you feel a vibration? Can you hear a clunking or grinding noise?

Symptoms of a Bad Transmission

Here are some symptoms that can indicate a worn-out transmission, each one of which we discuss below.

  1. Odd sounds (whirring, squealing, bumping, or thumping)
  2. Grinding noise
  3. Transmission jumps out of gear (into neutral)
  4. Difficulty shifting gears
  5. Car stuck in one gear
  6. Car that can't get into gear
  7. Leaking transmission oil

This guide will get you started on identifying the source of these problems. You'll need to investigate further and remember that manual transmission configurations can change from one model to the next.

Remember that this guide only deals with symptoms coming from the manual transmission (or transaxle) itself. Some symptoms that may appear to originate in the transmission actually come from the clutch (or another system), and vice versa. To get a more accurate diagnosis, take a look at the Bad Clutch Symptoms guide as well.

Your noise may not be coming from the transmission; a bad CV joint can produce noises when you accelerate or make a turn.
Your noise may not be coming from the transmission; a bad CV joint can produce noises when you accelerate or make a turn. | Source

1. Odd Noises That May Come From the Transmission

The most common cause of a noisy transmission is insufficient oil, causing the gears or internal assembly to hum or whir. If a noisy transmission does have enough oil, the lubricant may be contaminated with metal shavings or particles.

Insufficient or contaminated oil may cause the transmission to become noisy in some or all of the gears. But if you hear noises in a specific gear, that gear's teeth or synchronizer may be worn or damaged.

Sources inside the transmission that can cause noise:

  • A worn-out synchronizer
  • The gears on the speedometer drive
  • Misaligned transmission
  • A worn or damaged input shaft bearing, if your transmission makes noises only in neutral (sometimes a bumping sound)
  • Worn-out gears
  • Output shaft pilot bearing problems
  • Metal shavings in the oil

Sources outside the transmission that can cause noise:

Some noises that seem to come from the transmission are actually coming from an outside though possibly related source. For example, if you hear a thumping noise when you accelerate or decelerate, check first for these problems before you blame the transmission:

  • A loose or damaged engine or transmission mount
  • A worn or damaged drive axle inner CV joint
  • Problems with the differential case

Noises that manifest when turning could point to a problem with the CV joint. Knocking noises when driving at low speeds could come from the differential case or the CV joint.

A Three-Step Test for Transmission Bearing Noises

That noise you keep hearing may come from a bearing. This three-step test is simple and can reveal problems with one or more transmission bearings.

  1. Fire up the engine and set the transmission to neutral. If you can hear a noise in neutral, suspect a worn-out input shaft bearing. Watch the video at the bottom of this article to see how internal problems can affect input shaft operation.
  2. Now, with the engine running, depress the clutch pedal just enough to remove the free play, to the point where you feel you need to apply force to the pedal to push it down further. You may need to push the pedal a little more. If you hear a squealing noise, you may have a worn out release bearing.
  3. Fully depress the clutch pedal to release the clutch. If you hear a whirring sound then, you probably are dealing with a bad pilot bearing.

A bad synchronizer can cause a grinding noise.
A bad synchronizer can cause a grinding noise. | Source

2. The Transmission Makes a Grinding Noise

Problems with the transmission can also be revealed through a grinding noise.

A grinding noise may come from clashing gears. The clashing may happen because of linkage problems like wear or need of adjustment.

Other potential sources could be a worn or damaged synchronizer, shift fork, or rail and bearing shafts.

If you can hear the gears clashing only when downshifting, the problem may come from the synchronizer (too much play at the output shaft end).

However, a grinding noise may also come from a dragging clutch.

Shift linkage problems can cause your transmission to jump out of gear.
Shift linkage problems can cause your transmission to jump out of gear. | Source

3. The Transmission Jumps Into Neutral

This seems to be a common problem on worn-out transmissions. You shift into gear, and the transmission jumps out of gear.

Once again, there could be other several causes for this problem, besides a worn-out transmission:

  • A common problem is a worn out, stretched, or maladjusted shift linkage. A stretched linkage can be caused by a damaged engine or transmission mount. An external linkage can wear out or become loose and maladjusted, causing the transmission to jump out of gear. Look for rust and binding. You can try to adjust the linkage. But in most cases, you'll have to rebuild or replace that part of the assembly.
  • You may be dealing with a weak or broken spring in the shift rail. In an internal shift linkage, the spring is part of the spring-loaded ball that locks the transmission into gear. If the ball slips out of the notch, the transmission will jump out of gear.
  • Also, you may be dealing with a worn-out pilot bearing (the gap causes the input shaft to vibrate, which causes the shift forks or synchronizers to move).
  • You may have problems with a worn synchronizer or shift fork assembly or other internal components.

Other potential causes to keep in mind:

  • Loose or misaligned transmission (possibly after service)
  • Misaligned clutch housing
  • Loose shifter cover
  • Worn-out gear teeth

Note: When the transmission only jumps out of a high gear, check the clutch housing bolts for tightness, or the transmission for misalignment.

A worn out shift fork can make it hard to shift gears.
A worn out shift fork can make it hard to shift gears. | Source

4. It's Hard to Shift Gears

This problem happens when you find it hard to move the shift lever from one gear to another. Usually, this points to a problem with a loose linkage, worn shift cables or worn bearings.

Check the linkage. You may need to raise the vehicle and safely support it on jack stands or remove a component in order to make the inspection, depending on your vehicle model. You may need to remove a shift lever boot.

Get the help of an assistant to operate the linkage while you inspect the linkage, if necessary. Look for problems like binding, poor lubrication, misaligned components.

To remove components for inspection, consult your vehicle repair manual. Haynes is a good aftermarket manual: get the manual for your exact model.

Other causes for a hard-to-shift manual transmission include:

  • Worn or loose internal components (shift fork, levers, shafts)
  • Low oil level (or the wrong type of oil)
  • Misaligned transmission
  • Synchronizer problems

Low oil level can prevent gears' free travel.
Low oil level can prevent gears' free travel. | Source

5. The Transmission Is Stuck in Gear

You may find that you can't get the transmission out of gear. This symptom may indicate:

  • Low oil level or the wrong type of oil
  • Problems with the linkage or shifter assembly. Look for maladjustment, or wear or damage to rods, bushings, or shifter arms.
  • Internal components: shift rail, detents, forks or a stuck synchronizer sleeve
  • Worn-out or broken drive gear teeth
  • A stuck shift rail
  • Misaligned transmission

6. The Transmission Won't Get Into Gear

When you have trouble getting the transmission into gear, inspect the shift linkage for adjustment, looseness or damage.

However, remember that failure to get into gear can also be caused by the clutch, if the clutch isn't fully releasing or has other problems. The clutch might need adjustment. Check my article on bad clutches. Also, consult your vehicle repair manual.

Inspect gaskets, seals, or loose bolts when looking for oil leaks.
Inspect gaskets, seals, or loose bolts when looking for oil leaks. | Source

7. Leak From the Transmission

Manual transmission leaks can be caused by:

  • bad or worn-out seals or gaskets,
  • a damaged case or component,
  • or even loose bolts.

To verify that a leak exists, first, check the transmission case and oil level. If it leaks after you just replaced the oil, you may have put too much. Consult your vehicle repair manual.

Locate the source of the leak. Inspect the transmission oil seal and the O-ring in the vehicle speed sensor.

Consult your vehicle repair manual for the proper procedure to replace seals, bearings, or gaskets. Some of these repairs don't require much work, and you may be able to do the job in your own garage with a few common tools.

Knowing about common manual transmission problems can help you diagnose your problems sooner, and possibly save money. This guide helps you identify and explore those common and not-so-common areas. Still, manual transmissions vary between models, so once you have an idea of the possible problem with your transmission, consult your model's vehicle repair manual to troubleshoot that particular issue. You may be able, in some cases, to do the repair yourself.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

  • I have an 07 Acura TSX. I just had the clutch replaced. It drives fine, no vibration or anything but when it's in gear it makes this loud clicking noise, which gets much worse if I let off the accelerator. Pushing the clutch in or having it in neutral makes it much quieter. It's driving me crazy bc nobody can tell me what it is. Any info would be helpful?

    The noise may come from the input shaft gears. Make sure the transmission is properly aligned.

  • I have a 91 honda civic with a manual transmission. My transmission is leaking oil, so I had the input shaft seal and barring replaced. I started my car at the shop, and noticed that it's hard to put my car into gear. 1st - 4th works, but it's stiff, and my car grinds to go into 5th. I can't put it in reverse at all because it feels like it will break. The mechanic told me that I need to drive it for a few days and it should loosen up. All of my gears shifted smoothly before I had this work done. Any idea what this guy messed up on my car?

    There could be several reasons for this, but from the work done to your transmission, there are a few guesses: it is possible the transmission was not properly aligned when installed, the input shaft bearing retainer might be a little loose.

    If it sounds like gears clashing going into reverse, it is possible the input shaft pilot bearing is sticking.

    If possible, first check the oil level in the transmission. If necessary, add the necessary oil and check the transmission; otherwise, bring it back to the shop.

  • What could my problem be? My 2004 Subaru Forester XT makes a loud ticking sound when at 2,000 rpm and less. As the car is coming to a stop, the noise becomes louder. But if I put the clutch in, after 2 seconds, the noise goes away and also if I put it in neutral. Also, after I put it in neutral or put my clutch in, the engine oil light comes on the dash but does not when under acceleration or braking.

    The clicking sound may be produced by a problem with the cluster gear assembly teeth. The oil light is most likely a separate pressure issue in the lubrication system. You can check system pressure with a gauge. This other post may help you:

    https://hubpages.com/auto-repair/What-Causes-Low-E...

  • My vehicle has a loud clunking noise in reverse only and now I have no reverse. Is this repairable or do I need a new transmission?

    Check first the transmission and engine mounts. A broken mount can cause the transmission to misalign with respect to the engine. This usually produce a clunking noise. Otherwise there could be a problem with the shift rail, internal linkage, or gearshift lever problem.

  • I have a 1998 Pontiac Firebird 3.6L V6 with a 5-speed manual Transmission. When shifting into 5th gear, it doesn't go into gear unless I shake it in and out. It doesn't kick me into neutral or grind unless I let off the clutch when it isn't in a while holding it in 5th without "setting" all the way in 5th. But it works fine as do the other gears; it just requires a little shake to get into gear. What could be the problem?

    This could be a worn synchronizer sleeve or hub issue. But it’s better to get a proper diagnostic.

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    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      4 weeks ago

      Make sure the motor mounts are good. But this noise may be coming from the transmission. Hope I could be more specific.

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      Jeff hickman 

      4 weeks ago

      96 maxima makes noise when clutch pedal is out and in 123rd gear when you let off of gas pedal sounds like a 4/11 in old chevy truck

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      5 weeks ago

      I'd check the fluid first (low or bad), but it seems first gear remains partially engaged when trying the shift into second. That's where the grinding noise is coming from. The problem is with a worn or bad synchronizer blocking ring.

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      Ethan Bruce 

      5 weeks ago

      I have a BMW 1 series 2009 6 speed manual. I can shift into 2nd gear but when I release the clutch I get lots of grinding, the gear stick vibrates and ultimately I can’t drive in the 2nd gear. It’s only this gear I’m having issues with, any ideas?

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      2 months ago

      Sounds as if the clutch is slipping, the linkage may need adjustment. Also have the fluid checked and make sure it’s at the right level. Hope this helps.

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      Stephanie 

      2 months ago

      When driving my manual 2000 VW Beetle... just had clutch changed...

      All of a sudden the car seems to be over revving when going from second to third gear... like it has power bit the car is acting like it does...any idea?

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      2 months ago

      Changing the oil could help, and the noise probably will go away. However, worn bearings tend to make this kind of noise. An oil change won't hurt. If the whining persists, you'll probably need a repair. But, if you can put up with the noise, you can postpone the fix until it is absolutely necessary.

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      Aikido321 

      2 months ago

      I have noticed recently a whining noise only in 5th gear of my 2000 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder. I am thinking that I need to change the gear oil and I haven't done so but can this be the problem?

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      2 months ago

      These noises are hard to pint-point, but they are usually associated with the main shaft bearing and worn out gears. Wish I could help you more here.

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      walt 

      2 months ago

      I have a 1985 F250 6.9 IDI 4 speed with a gear splitter, My truck makes a whirring type noise when accelerating in 2nd and 3rd gear. The noise only happens when i'm accelerating. If i ease off the accelerator to the point where I'm not pushing the truck, the noise stops. When i shift past 3rd into 4th, no noise. I checked gearbox oil, gear splitter oil and diff fluid - all levels okay. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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      Dan Ferrell 

      2 months ago

      Check the gearshift lever. But there could be problems with the internal linkage or shift rail.

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      2 months ago

      Check the clutch linkage first. See if it needs adjustment. But internal components may be too worn. Worn bearings and synchronizers can cause a gear to jump out and make a gear hard to shift into. Worn clutch pilot bearing, shift forks, rails, springs or detents.

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      Athena 

      2 months ago

      Hi Dan,

      I was wondering if you could help me. I have a Ford Transit 1987. It pops out of 3rd gear into neutral whilst making a grinding noise and it is becoming increasingly difficult to get into 2nd gear...do you know what might cause these problems? Thank you

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      robert g 

      2 months ago

      2013 vw beetle will only go in rev 1st & 5th can anyone out there help me

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      Reasons for a stuck gear and/or popping out of gear are varied. But having both issues happening at the same time could narrow the potential problems. First, take a look at the gearshift lever assembly/connections, looking for wear or damage mechanism. Also, problems with the shift fork and shift rails may cause both of this issues. Hope this helps.

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      Vanessa Lynn 

      3 months ago

      Howdy.. I’ve got a question regarding the manual transmission in my husbands 87 Jeep Cherokee YJ. I’ve read several possibilities as to why it’s popping out of gear and or getting stuck in gear. I was hoping to narrow the field of possibilities down a bit. Could you tell me the most common causes/reasonings for the Jeep to jump out of and become stuck in the 3rd & 4th Gear’s ?!

      I’m hoping the issue at hand is maybe a little more pocket friendly if you know what I mean ?! This of course starts happening right as I was going to surprise him with a 6” lift and 33” tires.

      Any advice suggestions or direction you’d be willing to share with me would be much appreciated ! Thank you

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      There could be several reasons for this. Low fluid or using the wrong fluid is one possibility. But you may need to adjust the clutch (check your vehicle repair manual to check adjustment). See if the linkage needs lubrication. Other potential problems include a worn clutch, shift linkage adjustment, worn or loose shift fork, shafts, levers or detents.

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      Christopher 

      3 months ago

      I have a 93 ford ranger 2.3l 5 speed I bought about 3 months ago and it’s becoming increasingly harder to shift. It seems to be intermittent but when it is bad it’s crunchy to shift and almost impossible to get into gear. I was told it was low or bad fluid

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      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      I'm thinking about the input shaft roller bearings. This bearings are the ones operating in Neutral, but, as you mentioned, you already replaced those, if I understood correctly.

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      Bor Chuk 

      3 months ago

      Thank you. One thing I have to tell you is that when idling and neutral position if I push lever to 1st to 5th gear one by one (without pushing pedal, so gear will not engage) the sound become lower.

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      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      The only other component I can think of is the counter gear.

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      Bor Chuk 

      3 months ago

      My Land cruiser 105 manual transmission has whiring sound from gearbox when idling in neutral position and the sound disappears when pushing clutch pedal. Everything works well but the sound. I changed input, output, counter shaft, flywheel bearings and clutch & cover discs, but the sound doesn’t disappears. All gears looks good condition. In cold start its sounds very low and when the oil is warmed up it’s sounds louder. As I am well experienced mechanic I know that it’s not common problem, please advise me. Thank you.

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      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      The transmission may have suffered excessive wear from the lack of fluid, that wold explain the whining noise – worn out gear teeth. If you hear the squeaking noise when depressing the pedal and the engine is running, this could be a worn pilot bearing, or problems with the throw-out fork off pivot.

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      Mason 

      3 months ago

      I have a 2004 dodge dakota my transmission was ran 6 months without fluid do to a idiot Tech when first got it it was fine about 6 months later is whines in all but 4 gear what could be the problem also about 2 months ago my throw out bearing exploded so we replaced it and the slave cylinder and now about middle of my peddle my clutch sqeeks

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      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      There are several causes for this. If the clutch pedal feels like it has too much travel before it starts to engage, it may need adjustment. It can also be a worn clutch, problem with the shift linkage (needs lubrication or adjustment, binding). Other possibilities: check the transmission oil level, loose or bad input shaft bearing retainer. Hope this helps.

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      John Mount 

      3 months ago

      I have a 03 ford ranger. I have a hard time shifting gears and there are times i cant even shift in gear.

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      The shift rail detent plunger could be worn, or the spring broken.

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      tesfaye 

      3 months ago

      why the 3rd gear of Toyota land cruiser out when driving after few minute drived

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      3 months ago

      It was probably the synchronizer not engaging properly when trying to shift gears. Once it stopped spinning, you were able to get into gears.

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      Kevin Moua 

      3 months ago

      I floored my 96 Integra gsr today and there was a loud band sound when shifting from 1st to 2nd. After, I could not get out of 2nd gear but when I came to a complete stop, the car drove perfectly fine again. What could be the problem?

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      4 months ago

      It’s possible the synchronizer for that gear or the counter gear rear bushing is worn or damaged. In this case, you’ll need to drop the transmission for repairs.

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      Tech Prii 

      4 months ago

      My Triton has abnormal sound when in 5th gear .. at 2000RPM and above..when I depressed the gas pedal no round...

      No sound for gear 1, 2 , 3 and 4 even if at 2000RPM and up..

      What could be my issue? Broken gear (5th)... if yes, if you are to repair this, the entire tranny will be pulled -out??

      Thanks.

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      6 months ago

      Usually, loose or damaged engine or transmission mounts cause these type of clunking noises. Sometimes you can easily inspect the mounts just by lifting and getting under the vehicle.

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      Elizabeth Kraatz 

      6 months ago

      I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota 5 speed -shifts fine but starting from a stop in first gear, there is a clunk as i release the clutch it feels like it is engaging the gear.

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      6 months ago

      The linkage may be out of adjustment or may need lubrication. Also, check the shift cover.

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      Clayton 

      6 months ago

      I have a 1996 dodge dakota that whirls and is sometimes hard to shift but not all the time, it pops out of gear sometimes as well

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      Tim 

      8 months ago

      I put my truck into 4wd and as soon as I started up a hill I heard a loud clanking sound it did it twice.

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      Dan Ferrell 

      9 months ago

      Hi Chris,

      Make sure you got the rigth slave for the applicaton, and check the master cylinder. Usually both are replaced at the same time when one goes. Make sure you don't have a leak, probably a seal.

      Hope this helps.

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      Chris martin 

      9 months ago

      Bought son 2013 dodge dart w 6speed Manuel, C635 im told, installed new slave, whent to bleed and realized no fluid getting to slave, just very small sauirts when you push pedal w hand, master is located near bottom of wall, how do i get fluid through it to the slave?? Then i realized the slave dont even have a bledder screw, jist a 1/4" nipple w rubber tip on it, alot money and time invested, dealers wont help and no parts store either, need halp bad please. College jyst started back, he really needs it. God bless.

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      Dirtclustit 

      10 months ago

      @ Harold

      It sounds like you are referring to an automatic tranny (mention of putting the tranny in "park")

      This article is about manual transmissions, however your problem sounds like either a bad boost valve, broken sun shell, or band

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      Dan Ferrell 

      12 months ago

      Hi Finn,

      There could be some problems (damage?) with the high spining input shaft gears. Other then dissassembling the transmision for inspection, you may want to try drainig the oil and see if there are any metal falkes that may indicate wear or damage to some gears.

      Hope this helps

      Good luck

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      Finn 

      12 months ago

      My car wont change into gear at high rpm. I move the shifter into position but it wont engage the gear and just stays in nuetral. When i drop back down to say below 4500rpm i have no problem other than second which takes a little while to come right. I have no problems while the car is in any gear only while trying to shift. Car is a 1999 toyota caldina gt-t 4wd turbo.

    • Dan Ferrell profile imageAUTHOR

      Dan Ferrell 

      12 months ago

      Hi Harold,

      If both transmissions seemed to have the same or very similar problem, double check the linkage. Also, there could be a problem with the gearshift lever (worn or damaged ) you may need to replace it.

      Good luck

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      Harold 

      12 months ago

      I sent a question at the top where it says ask but didn't seem to go through. A Chevy 4×4 Silverado has has two rebuilt trans in it within a month. It has all gears working yet no reverse and no noise. Any suggestions. I also noticed shift linkage not right as it's only going as far as second to park. Any idea's. Something is telling me it's asimple fix. Thanks

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      Dan Ferrell 

      13 months ago

      Hi Wendy,

      The pilot bearing supports the front end of the transmission input shaft and keeps the crankshaft aligned. The shaft splines to the clutch disc to transfer engine power to the transmission. If the bearing is damaged, it's possible other components like the clutch and some in the gearbox are as well. But it's a good idea to get a second, and sometimes a third opinion to make sure you are only replacing what it's damaged. Some shops may be able to recondition the gearbox, if necessary.

      Good luck

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      wendy 

      13 months ago

      we have a honda crv 2003 and the pilot bearing went the mechanic said we need to replace the clutch kit and a gearbox is this correct.

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      Dan Ferrell 

      14 months ago

      Hi JR

      Assuming the transmission was the original, there could've been some wear, but you might not know how the previous owner driving style. There can be several reassons for the transmission to slip out of gear, and preventing a shift into 3rd gear - damage or wear to gearshift internal linkage or shift rail assembly, sift rail detent plugner, a broke spring; gearshif lever, synchronizer sleeves or hubs damaged or worn. Ask your mechanic to see if he can detect any damaged (potential abuse) or wear on these items; and look at the condition of the lining on the clutch - signs of overheating - brittle spots, shattering.

      Good luck

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      Jerry Robins jr 

      14 months ago

      Good day Dan

      If you have the time I would like to see what your opinion is on my current situation. I have a 2011 Camaro RS v6 manual transmission I purchased the vehicle almost a year ago and at the time I noticed that it was having some issues going into 3rd gear. I informed the dealer they looked at and said it was nothing!!!!!! Now it's in the shop and it will not even go in 3rd gear and slipping out of gear as well. At the time of purchase I did get the extended warranty that covers everything (I thought). They sent out someone to look at the failed part but what do you know he decided it to be because of the way I drive the car. I need to know what to look for when there is a failure part or abused driving cause I am having them send another adjuster and I want to be there. Thanks for your time.

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      Dan Ferrell 

      17 months ago

      Hi Tyler

      Assuming that everything was working fine earlier and only a worn out pressure plate-clutch was the issue, have you checked for a miss-adjusted shift linkage? Is the transmission correctly aligned? Oil level correct?

      Good luck

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      Tyler 

      17 months ago

      Hi I'm working for a rather small towing yard and we do most repairs here at the shop. Our main mechanic just quit and they are now asking me to attempt to fix our service truck. But I am having trouble finding the issue. I have replaced the clutch pressure plate and slave cylinder but it still will not shifting when running. With the clutch pressed in trying to shift into any gear the truck starts creeping in the direction the gear carries it. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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      Dan Ferrell 

      22 months ago

      Hi H,

      Glad to hear you had a spare. Thanks for stopping by.

      Good luck

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      Hippie Untiet 

      22 months ago from Wisconsin

      Yeah I had a vibration coming from the from the front of my SM465. Turns out the needle bearings on pilot were gone. And it mushroomed the input shaft. I was happy just to have a spare SM465 to replace it. Now I have time to rebuild the old one and replace that shaft.

      So new clutch, new slave cylinder (I like the old rod and spring version better though) and replaced trans. Had it back on the road by night fall and readly to pull heavy hay wagons in the morning.

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