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How do you drive 5 speed manual?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Gyprat, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    its not hard, i have no troubles with it, compared to the old trucks i have driven in the past it is like cakewalk to drive in traffic, and it shifts so easy compared to the older trucks we have around. Like the others said 1st gear is for takeoff only. I love my 5spd, could not have it any other way! If you dont trade it for an automatic and be done with it, or a V6 with a 6 speed
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    Yoytoda

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    its not that bad for me anymore... only one in a great while it will act up. having a auto locker doesnt help because it loads and unloads the drivetrain funny so its a new learning experience. I agree that the first 5 was bad but i have 48k on it now so its a lot better like its worn in. synthetic did help.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    Wally

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    So if the spread between the ratios is too big on the way down, as soon as the revs drop low enough in second, slide it into neutral. You probably don't even need to touch the clutch. Use the brakes instead of the engine and bypass the lugging part. When you're slow enough to engage first (barely moving or stopped), clutch it and rev match for the shift if needed. If I'm still rolling, I tend to use the next higher gear and let the torque do the work instead of RPMs so I usually pick 2nd instead of 1st. I don't have the 5 speed but you only have 2 choices ... if you're going around a corner, adjust your speed so that the shift is smooth and matches your available gearing/torque.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    pmo

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    How drive a 5-speed..
    1-Take hold of shift lever and depress clutch
    2-Put in 1st gear
    3-release clutch while stepping on accelerator\
    4-push clutch and release accelerator
    5-pull shift lever into 2nd
    6-continue this process til you reach 5th gear

    To stop vehicle push clutch apply brake til vehicle stops
    Shift into neutral or 1st gear.
    Some procedure for 6 speed
    Hope this helps:):):)
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    rofl!:rofl:
     
  6. Sep 9, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    DanglingFury

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    You guys the know the actual 1st "gear" is harder to get in gear because of the diameter of the physical gear inside the transmission. There's a smaller margin for error in attempting to get it to mesh when you put in 1st gear. It takes a little more to get the synchros "jiving" for the smaller 1st gear.

    I don't know if I explained that well enough . . . I KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    I drive a 5 speed like a 5 speed is supposed to be driven. I don't try to put it in a gear it shouldn't be in. When coming to a stop I put the clutch in and leave it in and downshift to the gear I would want to be in if I needed power. That way if traffic starts moving or I need to get out of a situation I'm in the right gear. I don't put it into 1st till stopped or going very slow.
     
  8. Sep 9, 2011 at 1:35 PM
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    wanderingwayne

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    The shudder happens when your RPM's are low and you give it gas of course. I'm not to sure why but that's the way it work. Someone on here can probably come up with a technical reason.

    If you switch to much lower gears you can still get the shudder but it will more than likely be in a higher gear with low RPM's. It should be less noticeable or not noticeable, depending on how you drive, up hill or down hill, etc.
     
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