If your transmission is a manual one, chances are, that you have a hydraulic clutch cylinder that has gone out. The sure fire symptom of this is, you have the car's engine running, you are ready to put it into gear, whether it's a forward gear or reverse. Nothing happens, you depress the clutch and you can't get it to go into gear. Your cylinder is bad. You don't specify what ype of vehicle it is or even if it's a manual, but the automatics usually go into gear but they will have other problems like slippage. Clutch cylinders use brake fluid, dot 3 or dot 4 and can be bled like the brakes on your car. So look for a vertical tube on the drivers side of the engine, close to where your brake fluid master cylinder is. It really depends on model and year to give better diagnosis. But, if automatic, fluid is full, and there is no movement (not even a hint) the trans is bad. A faulty torque convertor or bad pump will do this. Dan the tranny man.
That would depend on the gear ratio between the engine and the wheels, and in the diameter of the wheels. The transmission of the car lets you change the gear ratio, so in low gear the car may be going 15 MPH, while in high gear the car may be going at 70 MPH.
The pivot bearing can cause your car from going into gear, once the car is started. The pivot bearing is located in the transmission.
even though you are driving to the same place, if you are going fast and you are on a high gear e.g. gear 5, as to going slow on gear 3 you are using more car energy so you are using more petrol going fast.by Georgia davies
Transmission is going
Fault with the clutch probably.
may be second gear or third gear with preparetion before you go down hill
My best Guess would be the linkagwe has come loose. My best Guess would be the linkage has come loose.
That would be the second gear of your automatic transmission.
It's an automatic. Leave it in "Drive" and the car will pick a suitable gear all by itself.
no .. Having a seized drive shaft would be like just having the brake on .. will still go in gear .. just wont move ..
It's not in the right gear. It means your going too fast for what gear it is set in. If it hums, put it into a higher gear e.g. if it hums when in 3rd gear, put it in 4th and the humming will stop.
If would not be bad for a car engine to shift from third to second gear if you are traveling at 30mph.
Its not in reverse gear.
Probably, since you are working the engine too hard at that gear.
Check your motor mounts.
no transmission fluid
That would be your transmission. It may be slipping, or you may be lossing a gear. Have it checked.
When preparing to back up, you would be reversing. In a manual transmission car, this would be the reverse gear. It is typically all the way to the right and on the bottom row.
It would depend on the car you're driving and if you are driving up a grade or down a grade or on the level. On a level grade probably 40-45 mph would work.
It means that the car can barley get enough power in the gear to move car. Just barley. It is probably that you're using a manual transmission and you moved from 1st gear to 2nd gear without going to the minumin speed and power. This also means that you don't know how to use the transmission itself.
Gear shifting has little to do with batteries, or your car's electrical system. If your car is stuck in one gear, your clutch (on a manual) or even worse, your transmission, might be going out. The dead battery might be just a coincidence.
you are going too slow for that gear your engine has very little torque at low rpm
My guess would be a broken transmission.
If it will not go into gear, but the other gears work fine it would be the synchros and if it looks like it is in 4th gear and feels like it is in 4th gear then it could be that the gear selector is not aligned properly and the car is not in gear although it looks like it is. Also, if it looks to be in gear and doesn't work and the motor just revs freely, then all of the teeth on the gear itself could be work off.