The wire runs from the gear lever to the transmission clutch. It does not matter if the vehicle is an automatic or manual gearbox, since both transmissions have wires. Since the manual gearbox has several moving parts, most of the problems detected occur in this type of transmission. Gear cable problems affect transmission, clutch and clutch. A number of signs and symptoms suggest a wire goes bad.
Excessive gear shifting is a good sign that the wire is bad. When too much slack is in the transmission cable, the gear lever will feel loose or delay the engagement of the next gear. The cable is stretched, the connection is loose or the cable is not properly adjusted. A loose or worn wire in an automatic transmission is visible when you transfer the shift lever from the park to drive. The gear marking indicates that the transmission is in one of the other gear, such as the one gear, when in fact it is in the unit.
Some pressure feels when changing. If there is free play in the shift lever or the gear lever feels easier when transferring gear, gearwheel is damaged. Probably the wire has fallen off or broken and needs to be replaced or will be replaced.
The vehicle does not start if the vehicle is not in neutral or park on an automatic transmission. The cable does not engage the coupling due to a broken cable, worn cable, damaged cable entry, cable adjustment or rigid cable. After playing with the shift lever, you can generally crank the vehicle, but a broken wire will not allow the gears to move and the vehicle will remain in the last gear it was before the cable broke.
The gear lever will become stiff if the wire goes bad or requires repairs. It is common to road debris to build up on transmission cables, which can make it hard. A rigid wire can prevent the driver from moving into gears, especially backwards, or make him use more power to move from gear to gear.
A car will stop if the cable goes bad. When you release the clutch on a manual gearbox, the car will jump and stall if the transmission does not engage the next gear. A symptom like this happens even if you do not accelerate after the release of the clutch, but drivers with manual gearbox experience will shift the lever another problem besides their driving ability.