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Toyota sells fewer and fewer manual transmissions — here's how many fewer

It's automatic for the people

It's automatic for the people.

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Ford passes on GM's 9-speed automatic transmission

Ford says efficiency gains don't justify added cost and weight

Ford and General Motors signed an agreement five years ago to jointly develop nine- and 10-speed automatic transmissions as a way to lower costs and achieve higher fuel economy amid tightening federal rules. But now, Ford is saying no thanks to the nine-speed box developed by its crosstown rival.

How to Improve Automatic Transmission Performance and Reliability

Transmissions are designed to help move a vehicle with little effort from the engine.

How to Check and Add Fluid to an Automatic Transmission Car

Automatic transmissions can run reliably for tens of thousands of miles without needing any significant service.

What Does the DSG Transmission Too Hot Light Mean?

Since sports cars can be ruined by a slow shifting transmission, manual transmissions have been the norm for fast cars for a long time.

What Does the Automatic Transmission/Automatic Gearbox Warning Light Mean?

Modern automatic transmissions are full of sensors so that the computer can easily and accurately monitor things like fluid temperature, fluid level, and the overall pressure inside the transmission.

5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items

Without a doubt, the best way to maintain your car is to follow the manufacturer's suggested service schedule, but some people opt not to for various reasons, cost often being one of them– the scheduled maintenance services can certainly be expensive.

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Honda patents 11-speed, three-clutch transmission in the name of fuel economy

It would one-up Ford and GM’s 10-speed auto.

More is always better, right?

How to Use Autostick

Vehicles with a standard (manual) transmission now account for only 1 in 10 new cars manufactured.

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10-speed automatic could be coming in 2018 Ford Mustang

Forum post shows transmission in dealer system.

A Mustang web forum offers further evidence to the speculated spread of Ford's 10-speed automatic to the Blue Oval's pony car.

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Men are giving up on manual gearboxes quicker than women

A new study shows that far fewer people are ordering manual gearboxes on leased vehicles, and the drop even more pronounced among men.

How Long Does a Transmission Speed Sensor Last?

The transmission speed sensor measures the RPMs of the shaft of the transmission.

How Long Does a Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Last?

All automatic transmission vehicles have a safety switch in place that only allows them to start if they are in park or neutral gars.

How Long Does a Shift Interlock Solenoid Last?

Modern transmissions are much more advanced than they were only a few decades ago, particularly automatic transmission.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Kickdown Cable

Having an engine and transmission that work harmoniously is critical for efficient driving.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Neutral Safety Switch

The neutral safety switch is a safety device that only allows you to start your engine when the automatic transmission is in either Park or Neutral.

How to Decide Between Manual and Automatic Transmissions

There are a lot of decisions that have to be made when buying a new car.

How to Buy a Good Quality Transmission

When it comes to costly parts, the transmission is right up there among the most expensive.

How an Automatic Transmission Works

An automatic transmission allows a vehicle engine to operate within a narrow speed range, just like a manual transmission does.

Does An Automatic Transmission Have a Clutch?

Most of the time we think of a clutch in the context of a manual transmission.

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