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Reinventing the automatic shifter: the strange, the bad, and the ugly

For whatever reason, car companies keep trying to reinvent the automatic shifter. The classic PRNDL has given way to dials, buttons, and stalks.

How to Replace a Console Shift Indicator Bulb

It can be annoying as well as unsafe when it’s dark and you can’t see what gear you just shifted into.

How to Shift From First to Second Gear in a Manual Transmission Car

Step 2: Press the clutch pedal to the floor with your left foot and release the gas pedal.

How to Use Autostick

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

How to Troubleshoot a Slipping Clutch

There are numerous advantages to operating a vehicle with a manual transmission; many drivers claim it gives them more control over the vehicle.

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FCA's shifter fiasco proves novel gear selectors are a bad idea

And people are getting hurt because of it.

NHTSA is investigating 853,000 Fiat-Chrysler cars because of confusing gear selectors. Perhaps a return to simple shifters is in order.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal

Having the flexibility to shift on the fly from two to four wheel drive without having to get out and lock the wheel hubs is a luxury that most of us take for granted, especially during a snowstorm.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body

In today’s modern fuel injected cars, the throttle body is a critical piece of the air intake system that controls the amount of air flowing into the engine.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Interlock Solenoid

The shift interlock solenoid is a safety mechanism that keeps the driver from shifting out of park when the brake pedal is not pressed down.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Slave Cylinder

The clutch slave cylinder is a component found on vehicles equipped with manual transmissions.

How to Buy a Good Quality Shifter Boot

Your shift boot is an important part in your car that is attached to our gear stick.

3 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Gear Shifter

The gear shifter allows the vehicle to be put into different gears on a manual transmission.

How a Manual Transmission Works

A manual transmission helps a vehicle achieve a desired speed through the use of gears, a clutch, and a shifter.

How a Hydraulic Clutch System Works

If your car transmission has a hydraulic clutch, chances are you’re wondering exactly how it works within your shifting system.

How a Clutch Engages and Disengages

In your car transmission, the clutch is a device that works to engage and disengage the moving parts of your drive shaft.