Auto Systems and Repair: Manual Transmission

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Abnormal noise
  • Hard shifting
  • Inability to shift into one or more gears
  • Grinding noise when shifting
  • Transmission won't stay in selected gear
  • Illuminated Check Engine Light

Related Repair Advice

  • Depending on the type of failure, the manual transmission may require repair or replacement
  • The manual transmission fluid should be replaced at the interval recommended by the manufacturer
  • It is critical to use the correct fluid type when adding or servicing the manual transmission fluid
  • When replacing a manual transmission, the shop should check the condition of the clutch, flywheel, and rear main engine oil seal. Also, the transmission mounts should be inspected and replaced if necessary.

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