You can’t derive the true pleasure of driving unless you know how to operate a stick shift. That’s the sentiment shared by many manual transmission car owners. If you belong in this minority class, then you will need to be privy to the signs of wear in a manual transmission. We’ll examine the warning signs of a worn transmission.
You may audibly hear the noise of gears grinding against one another. You could also hear this noise when you shift gears without fully engaging the clutch. However, if the noise persists even with proper manual shifting, then you might have a transmission wear problem.
A burning smell is never a good sign and may be an indicator of an overheated transmission. The car probably lacks transmission fluid. This affects both manual and automatic transmissions. Fresh transmission fluid has a mildly sweet scent and should never have a burned smell. Continue Reading →