Manual transmissions allow drivers to shift between gears manually while simultaneously regulating power and speed. Manual transmissions have a clutch, flywheel, gear selector fork, collars, gears, and shafts. A shaft supplies power from the engine to the transmission.
The clutch is responsible for connecting and disconnecting the shaft from the transmission. The stick shift controls the gear selector fork by choosing gears. These gears and shafts are responsible for routing power from the engine to the transmission and to the drive wheels.
Manual transmission fluid cleans the internal gears, shafts, bearings, and other components. Transmission fluid also helps to regulate the internal temperatures of the transmission. A manual transmission service will ensure that your transmission fluid is clean and the rest of the components are fit for operation.
A manual transmission fluid service is essential for keeping your manual transmission in optimal condition. Because the transmission fluid naturally degrades over time, replacing the fluid is important for keeping gears and shafts moving smoothly. Sometimes leaks occur in the transmission and a reseal may be required.
Other times, the clutch will slip or refuse to engage or disengage. Noises are also a sign that something is not working correctly in your vehicle’s transmission. All manual transmission components require maintenance from time to time.
At some point in the life of your transmission, a fluid change will be necessary to keep your manual transmission operating efficiently. Consulting your owner’s manual for service intervals will help in planning for a specific manual transmission service before a breakdown or malfunction occurs.