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How To Drive A Manual - (The Secret To Never Stalling)
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Manual Transmission Operation
Weber State University (WSU) - Automotive Technology Department -
Transmission Lab. This video demonstrates the operation of a typical
manual transmission. The information here applies to most manual
transmissions and transaxles. This particular transmission is a 1992 Toyota
Truck 5-speed Aisin R150 model. A version of this same transmission is used
in new vehicles today.
This video helps demonstrate part of the following NATEF Tasks:
A3.C.3 "Diagnose noise concerns through the application of
transmission/transaxle powerflow principles.", a priority 2 task.
A3.C.4 "Diagnose hard shifting and jumping out of gear concerns; determine
necessary action.", a priority 2 task.
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This video was created and edited by John D. Kelly at WSU. For a full
biography, see http://www.weber.edu/automotive/John_Kelly.html
I apologize for the coughing during the video. I am not a smoker, I am not
sick, I just took a drink of water before shooting the video and got some
water down the wrong pipe. I was just trying to shoot a video for my