According to statistics, the manual gearbox break down much less often than automatic transmission (in addition they are easier to repair). But they do not survive, if the drivers will constantly make the same mistakes. The experts identified eight errors drivers who “kill” MT.
1. Constant cutoffs of coupling
Some drivers make a serious mistake, always holding the clutch pedal in depressed condition. Than it threatens? That quickly wears out the internal drive and fly bearings.
2. Do not squeeze the clutch when you engage gear
Manual transmission is characterized by its reliability, but if it is subjected to heavy loads, it can not sustain and break. This will happen if you do not squeeze the clutch when you enable the transfer.
3. The inclusion of reverse gear when driving
When trying in the movement to shift into reverse the car with the “mechanics” you hear a terrible grinding noise, and the gearshift lever comes out of his hands, aspiring to the neutral position. If all the same fails to do so, then the drive wheels will start to rotate in the opposite direction. Front-wheel drive car will lose from handling. If you have not kept the car, then at least take care of yourself.
4. Not letting the clutch out until the end
Some inexperienced drivers are sure that nothing will happen if you do not release grip until the end. A dangerous delusion! Due to overheating the box wears out quickly.
5. Pressure on the gas at low speed
One of the most effective ways to “kill” ICIE – put pressure on the gas at low rpm. As a result, had to buy a new release bearing and new “shopping cart” clutch.
6. Downshift two
Experienced drivers know that the lowering of transmission on two or more often leads to serious problems with the manual transmission. Unfortunately, many drivers do not learn on someone else’s, and in my experience…
7. Go to high gear at low RPMs
Some drivers are switching into high gear at a low rpm, thereby committing a serious error. Why? Because in this case, the manual gearbox is subjected to excessive load.
8. Keep the hand on the lever
On vehicles with manual transmission not recommended to drive with the hand on the selector. When the hand presses on the spherical head of the selector mechanism is under load. Soon there may be difficulties with the gear change MK and other troubles. In addition, this manner of travel increases the risk of accidents.