Clutch Repair FAQJim Jennings Transmissions has been doing clutch repairs as well as stick shift transmission repairs since 1958. In decades past clutch equipped vehicles had a much larger share of the market. Today, stick shift cars and light trucks account for less than 10% of the market. The percentage in European is much greater because of the increased cost of fuel and the fact that stick shift equipped vehicles have been more fuel efficient. That, incidentally, is changing with the introduction of 7, 8,9 and 10 speed automatic Transmissions. We have produced a series of FAQ,S to help our customers better understand the idiosnychronies of clutch equipped vehicles. It is hoped this will clear some of the mystery and with that better understanding, help our customers in t he Baltimore metro area save money and time.
My manual transmission is hard to shift into first and reverse, why?