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My car while driving up hilly roads speed falls very low even engaging low gear

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Have check your tranmission fluid ? try and smell it if it smells burnt it is possible that the tranny is going out

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SOURCE: dashboard light on driving down a hilly road

take it back.... they should gladly check it out Its probably a dirty sensor

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check brake fluid level if LOW good indication brakes are due.

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SOURCE: Car is placed in drive

you will need to get a scann tool. it will prob be a soulanoid in the trasmission.or it MITE be the tps.

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When driving down the road should the transmission be in drive or overdrive?


Overdrive.

Unless you're towing something, or maybe if you're going up a hill and the transmission is 'hunting' for the proper gear. You could temporarily pop it out of OD until you get to the top of the hill.

Overdrive will allow the motor to spin more slowly, thus burning less gas.

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When should over drive be engaged?


Overdrive engages at speeds between 40-45 mph, you should leave it on most of the time, you can disengage overdrive only when towing or going on hilly terrain

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Loud noise when 4 high button is pressed while driving in 2 high


engaging 4wd at speed is not recommended as the syncro set up is for low speed operation only Using 4wd on hard surfaces especially with your tyres does not allow the wheels to slip and so you get torque wind up in the transmission. This prevents the gears from disengaging as there is excessive load on the teeth. To unload the wind up either drive on a grass/ gravel/ slippery surface or stop and allow the vehicle to run backwards. IT all amounts to driving technique and knowing when and where to engage 4wd. There are plenty of books /magazines that explain the damage that will be done to the vehicle running gear if run in 4wd for long periods on hard surface roads.

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I have a zafira club 1.6 which seems to have no 5th gear. I can enter 5th whilst driving without the clutch. Any ideas please.


because of the close gear ratios and the synchronisation action ,it is possible to change gears without the clutch if the engine rpm's and road speed are close matched. If you put it in 5th gear and the engine rpm's increase without an increase in road speed (gear does not engage) then it is possible that the gear on the out put shaft is stripped. This is a common problem in vehicles where 5th gear is engaged and the vehicle load and speed is excessive inducing excessive wear on the teeth of the gear causing them to fail

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Will not go into first gear when going down the gears


I will answer this as if it is a manual gear box as the solution will be different for an automatic.
First gear has a syncro ring energise spring that when pushed against the syncro cone in the gear spins the gear to the relevant shaft speed so that engagement is smooth. Because of the vast difference of the shaft speeds when engaging 1st gear the energising doesn't get a chance to work and so the gears refuse to mesh. To possible ways to get around this is to keep the road speed low say around 10mph or less or increase the engine rpm up to around 3500-4000rpm before trying to engage 1st gear. Basically the syncro is for engaging the gear as you are coming to a stop or going very slow . Check the drain plug magnet for metal as the clutch shaft bearing may be moving forward and preventing the engagement properly.

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4x4 shifting


Shift on the fly is a term used by manufactures to show that you do not have to be stopped to change ratios or gears . All the gears are syncro controlled so stopping is not necessary ( a real bummer if you are half way into a bog to stop and select low range 4 wd) . Shifting on the fly will cause wear on the syncro dog teeth as the dog will not properly engage and so a tapered wear pattern occurs that will eventually lead to jumping out of drive or gear.. You can learn to lift the foot momentarily while making the change and this breaks the load on the teeth long enough for the dogs to engage properly then reapply the power. Good drivers read the road ahead and select the correct combination before entering the area so shifting on the fly is done with no problems for the transmission and it is normally done at low speeds not full on fast

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I now have a suzuki samuri and do not know how to use 4x4 gears


Using the shorter gear leaver in the samurai, the gear choices are arranged in a simple U fashion. They are arranged in sequence. At left top, bottom, right middle and right top you have 2 high(2H), 4 hight (4H), neutral(N) and 4 low (4L).
2H- Engages rear wheel drive only.
4H- Engages all wheels in 4X4 mode.
N- Disengages all wheels (if you gonna tow your vehicle)
4L- Engages all wheels in 4X4 mode with 50% more torque but you cut your top speed by an equal amount.
If you have the OEM gear knob the diagram of the layout of the transfer box should be imprinted. 2 high should be used on dry and mildly wet paved roads. Using 4L or 4H in these conditions may result in damage to your transfer box. You may use 4L or 4H in any other road conditions.

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I have a 1995 Maxima. For in town driving is the overdrive to be on or off?


this is really not a problem, overdrive will only be used if car speed is up to speed for it to engage and that is how its designed. If you pull a trailer or if you are in a hilly area and your car keeps shifting in and out of overdrive you should turn off untill more flater terrain, otherwise it doesn't hurt your vehicle.

Feb 04, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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4WD Kicks Out While Driving


Have your transmission and transfer case checked, this could be the only parts broken on the basis of what you have told us. when you said you heard gears grinding, it is better to replace them.

In your case, I would presume that you were driving on a paved road, Engaging your 4WD on a paved road and doing 80-100km would really damage your 4WD system. wetness of a paved road is not enough to justify the use of your 4WD because there is enough traction on both front and rear tires that could cause your gears to resist each other.

It would be a different case if you drive at 80-100km on a dirt road or off road, i will assure you nothing wrong will happen.

You may still engage your 4WD on a wet paved road but do only a 60 or below.

Nov 20, 2008 | 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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