Manual Transmission Repair and Service

Quality Certified Transmissions in Bloomington Indiana has extensive experience servicing, repairing and rebuilding Manual Transmissions. Manual transmissions also known as standard transmissions are operator engaged with a clutch via a foot pedal and are often called stick shifts.

They typically come in 5 or 6 spd versions. Today Manual Transmissions are not nearly as common as Automatic Transmissions.

About 10% of new cars have a clutch and Manual Transmission. Cars with Manual Transmissions often have increased fuel mileage and lower operating costs in Bloomington, Indiana.

Here are some Manual Transmission symptoms and notes about possible problems.

Your Car will not move forward.

Engine revs but the car does not move forward or does not move forward properly.

This is often due to the clutch slipping. This manual transmission problem usually occurs for one of two reasons.

  • The clutch is slipping.
  • The clutch pedal needs adjusted

When you start to feel the clutch release in higher positions it is time to have your clutch inspected for wear.

The common repair, is removing the transmission and replacing the clutch, which consists of the flywheel, disc, pressure plate and bearing.

Your car will not go into gear

Engine revs but car but trouble getting it into gear. This may also be a sign the clutch needs repaired. This could also be the result of a broken internal or external part including electrical problems. Internal broken parts will require a rebuild.

Your clutch sticks or pedal goes straight to the floor

If the clutch pedal goes straight to the floor the problem is typically related to the slave or master cylinder seals leaking.

Manual Transmission fluid service

Manual transmissions require fluid just like automatic transmissions. Fluid should be changed around 50,000 miles. Fluids need to be changed to protect internal parts.

Your Manual Transmission is leaking fluid

When your manual transmission leaks fluid it is typically due to the seals in the master or slave cylinder leaking. Manual transmissions no longer use cables or mechanical assemblies to engage the clutch instead they use hydraulic lines that may also be the source of the leaks.

Tips for maintaining your Manual Transmission

The best way to maintain your manual transmission and clutch is to operate it properly. Starting off in second or third gear puts tremendous stress on your clutch and manual transmission. “Riding the clutch” or keeping your foot on the clutch at stop lights can cause excessive wear.

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