Manual Transmission

Signs of a bad manual transmission

In Transmissionby Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Transmissions play an important role in making sure your vehicle runs properly.

The transmission will take the power from the engine and move it to the wheels. 

They used to be three-speed. Now, it’s common to have four and five-speed transmissions. Some cars have up to seven gears.

A new manual transmission was installed in a Ford Fiesta.

The driver had noticed that it switched out of gear when they moved from a stoplight in first gear. They needed to hold it in gear until the vehicle picked up enough speed.

Typically, a grinding or crunching sound can be heard if a car needs a new manual transmission. It may also be difficult to switch gears. 

However, these symptoms don’t necessarily indicate that something is wrong with your transmission. They could also mean that your clutch is going bad.

In addition to gaining a new transmission, the Ford Fiesta received a new clutch and flywheel.

The clutch disc links the transmission with the engine by engaging the flywheel and pressure plate.

Manual Transmission
Clutch Disc

When you press in the clutch pedal, it disengages the clutch disc from the flywheel.

When you release the clutch pedal after switching gears, the pressure plate engages the clutch disc engaging the flywheel.

Driving styles can impact the lifespan of a transmission.

Some cars can go thousands of miles before they need a new one. They can go bad within weeks if you don’t know how to drive the car correctly.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.