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How to shift manual

  1. Shift gears when you're between 2,500-3,000 RPM. ...
  2. Lift off of the gas with your right foot and push the clutch in with your left foot. ...
  3. Move your shifter into the next gear. ...
  4. Let out the clutch slowly until you feel the friction point. ...
  5. Press down on the accelerator as you ease off the clutch.
  6. Repeat

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high idle unless driving in gear, but if clutch is pushed in or car is in neutral rpm goes up to 2900


run fault codes to check for accelerator position sensor problems . Check for vacuum leaks. If cable accelerator then check that the return spring on the end of the cable is attached and not missing.

Feb 14, 2014 | 2004 Subaru Outback

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2001 Saturn SL transmission won't engage


hangon. your leaving something out. myguess is you had the ebrake pulled so the car didn't roll when it was in gear. and now the car wont move at all or what? you left alot of important info out. if it is running and wont move at any point you broke something in the trany or a driveshaft. you should not be able to shift the trany into any gear if the engine is running. the clutch is turning and unless the clutch is disengaged you wont be able to shift. knowing that i am guessing you broke it good and need a new trany

Sep 17, 2017 | Saturn SL Cars & Trucks

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how to work a 1983 toyota 4x4 stick shift?


Simply press your left foot on the clutch pedal, and move the stick shift to the desired gear. When doing so, please go off the gas pedal with your right foot.

Aug 19, 2013 | 1983 Toyota Pickup

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My 1999 monte carlo z34 has not been shifting into overdrive. My uncle who is a mechanic said that whoever changed the tranny fluid last put in the wrong kind. I need dextron 3. Would this cause my car not to shift into overdrive and have a high rpm of about 3K at speeds of about 60 mph?


Your problem looks like there is no 4th gear
One thing you could do is :

1. Drive your car at a steady speed and cruising while your right foot is on the gas pedal with your left foot just touch a little bit the brake pedal just to release the brake switch and look the RPM should drop of 300 to 500 rpm in 3th gear. If so, you have the TCC (Torque Converter Clutch) applied next.
2. Retrieve the engine code with a scanner to see if there is any faulty transmission or engine code.
3. If you have code register than you have to solve the code first.
4. After the fix is done erase code so the PCM (Powertrain Control Module)will reset to normal.
5. Test drive to see if your problem is solved.
P.S.: Transmission fluid is very important. Do a transmission flush if you doubt.

Hope it helps.

Feb 21, 2018 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

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