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Transmission Why is my car not changing gear and when switch off and on the engine it's changes and stop when it gets to the third gear

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SOURCE: Transmission seems to slipping....

Dear vdizon it seems your bearings are slipping inside your transmission.
This is usually caused by inproper use or stress to the transmission. Changing gears at high revs and double clutching may have caused the bearings to wear, or a service on the gearbox has not been performed by factory recomendation. I advise you to book your car into your mechanic to confirm the problem before the proble escalades.
I hope this has helped you.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: gears have to be changed manually

check to see if your shift cable, (depending on how old your car is) is broken or not. the shift cable should be attach your throttle plate to your transmission. if your throttle plate lever has nobs that dont have cables connected to them that should be a worry too. pull on the metal of the cables (not the sleeve) to see if any are loose or pop out. replace those that are broken if need be.

If your car is a fly-by-wire (meaning no mechanical connection between your throttle and transmission) i really would not be able to know without being there. but you could check to see if you have any pinched, corroded, or broken wires coming off of your throttle plate or off of your transmission. if there is then that is probably your problem. keep me updated and i hope this helps! goodluck with it.
                                  Joe.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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