Manual Transmission Archives - Brake & Front End
Manual Transmission Failure Causes

One of the most common reasons behind why a manual transmission fails is lack of lubrication.

Ford Unveils 2021 Bronco 7-Speed Getrag Manual Transmission

Ford calls it a 6+1 transmission because the first gear is actually a crawling gear.

Oil Consumption On Manual Transmission Acura Vehicles

In this updated TSB from 2013, Acura discusses how some 2011-‘13 TSX models with manual transmissions can develop an oil consumption problem. The TSB states: “If you do not see any other factors contributing to oil consumption, consider engine braking as the possible cause.”

Driveshaft Diagnostics and Service

Driveshaft problems can be spotted from the moment you put the vehicle in gear to pull it into a bay. As the power is transmitted from the transmission to the rear axle, the slack from worn or damaged components is taken up, resulting in a sudden crunch or pop.

Causes of Clutch Failure: Diagnosing Chatter

One of the most difficult clutch-related problems is chatter. Chatter is sometimes difficult to diagnose because it has many root causes, and some of them may not seem related at first. Chatter can be detected as a pulsing or a grabbing sensation that resonates into the ­vehicle cabin and originates from the driveline or chassis/suspension.

Chatter clutch diagnosis
Volkswagen Tech Tip: Clutch Pedal Not Returning To Position

This tech tip provides some things to consider before unnecessarily replacing hydraulic components on Volkswagen Jetta sedans when diagnosing a customer report that the clutch pedal won’t return to its position.

Failing Pilot Bearing, Bushing on Manual Transmissions

Most rear wheel drive, and some front wheel drive, vehicles with manual transmissions use a pilot bearing/bushing. The pilot bearing/bushing

Tech Tip: GM Release Bearing Installation Notes

The design of the release fork on many GM applications can contribute to a very common installation error. The GM release fork has two spring steel fingers attached to the back side of the release fork.

Tech Tips: Active Radius And Its Effect On Clutch Torque Capacity

Many newer-design clutch friction discs are

Timing Belt Replacement on Jeep’s 2.4L PowerTech Engine

In its short life, the engine was available in the 2002-’06 Jeep Liberty (first generation), as well as the 2004-’06 Jeep Wrangler, but was discontinued when Jeep introduced the Compass and Patriot small crossovers.

The DeLorean – Back From the Past Part II

This article explores performance modifications that have been developed for the DeLorean from the time of its release to the present day. Although anything is possible, performance modifications over the past 30 years have focused primarily on the areas of engine modification (or replacement), and suspension modifications. I won’t be getting into time travel modifications – those are beyond the scope of this article.