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Detecting 6 Common Manual Transmission Problems

If you are used to driving a manual transmission, then you ought to know about these common manual transmission problems. Unless you have enough knowledge of manual transmission problems, it would be harder for you to detect any problem at all. Overall, transmission troubleshooting is quite simple. So, let’s have a glance on these manual transmission problems.

Manual Transmission Oil Leakage

Often the oil slips outside the unit and gets to back. You can just follow the oil leakage trail in the front to detect the source. That helps you to address one of the manual transmission problems instantly.

Manual Gearbox Problems

In a manual transmission, the running motor keeps it busy with the gear. Sometimes it may jump out quickly that it hurts your knuckle. In some other situations, the transmission could be decreasing rapidly, especially when decelerating or driving upward. It is one of those manual gearbox problems that ask for urgent attention.

Manual Transmission Doesn’t Engage

This one is a bit tricky. If you see the manual transmission is not engaging into gear, with the motor running, there might be a clutch problem. You can be sure if you see the transmission engaging when the engine is not running. It’s another in a series of manual transmission problems.

Common manual transmission problems

Transmission Scratches When Engages Into Gear

It is one of the most common manual transmission problems, and this usually occurs when you install a new clutch. Let’s get into detail to see what’s happening inside your manual transmission at this stage.

It could be that the synchronizer rings are failing to engage gears by slowing down to a necessary level. Thus, you feel a scratch when you try to engage the shifter. The synchronizing rings work as kind of brake on the gears; so when they are worn out, they fail to slow down and, as a result, the gear doesn’t engage.

Using the wrong type of fluid can also be the reason behind this kind of manual transmission problems. To ensure a healthy and normal lifespan for your transmission, you must pick the right, quality engine oil.

If the clutch refuses to disengage the transmission, there will be events of scratching. The low-quality clutch can also cause the same problem.

Noises – Ticking, Knocking, Clicking

Different types of sound indicate various problems. For instance, a clicking noise most probably means a broken tooth.

Knocking sounds mean a damaged or broken gear.

A ticking or bearing noise means a wrong gear. To avoid further internal damage, you should be consulting a mechanic.

Gear Not Engaging in Cold Temperatures

If the temperature outside is nearing ZERO, the gear may not engage until the mercury hits the regular line. It happens when your engine is low on lubricant, or else, there’s an issue with your hydraulic clutch. You may try out a lighter oil to solve the problem.

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  • November 23, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    It’s interesting to read about some of the sounds of a broken transmission. It makes sense that something like a broken tooth could result in a clicking sound while a knock might be a hole gear. It’s something to remember because I’ve been hearing some sounds from my transmission that I don’t recognize.

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  • December 3, 2016 at 9:44 am
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    Thanks got a new clutch put in maybe this is part of my issues. Do have a hard time getting the gear sometimes I park Little too much uphill.

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  • March 1, 2017 at 10:30 am
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    I’ve been noticing a lot of problems with my transmission lately but I’m not quite sure what’s causing them. I think one of the main problems could be that there is a broken tooth or two because there are a lot of clicking noises when I start to go. I’ll have to take it to a mechanic to see if it’s repairable. Thanks for the post!

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