Having Trouble Shifting

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G-Town's Comment
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Like OS and Sue suggested, could be the cause. If u r in fact in 3rd, if you let the clutch out too fast it will stall. Ease it out.

G-Town's Comment
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Like OS and Sue suggested, could be the cause. If u r in fact in 3rd, if you let the clutch out too fast it will stall. Ease it out.

And also ease off the brake as you ease out the clutch.

Old School's Comment
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Captain Obvious says:

And also ease off the brake as you ease out the clutch.

And I am glad he did, because I had not considered this. It very well could be the problem, sometimes the simplest things go unnoticed in a discussion like this. Touche' G-Town!

G-Town's Comment
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Captain Obvious says:

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And also ease off the brake as you ease out the clutch.

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And I am glad he did, because I had not considered this. It very well could be the problem, sometimes the simplest things go unnoticed in a discussion like this. Touche' G-Town!

Captain Obvious...LOL. It only took me 3 hrs to come up with that answer...

C T.'s Comment
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Had a second crack at shifting today. While straight line backing, which i did no problem, got from 2nd to 5th in a small stretch. Still grinding and missing some but much improvement from yesterday.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Had a second crack at shifting today. While straight line backing, which i did no problem, got from 2nd to 5th in a small stretch. Still grinding and missing some but much improvement from yesterday.

Guess what... I stalled in 3rd when learning too....cause I let the clutch out too fast...I had to get used to the "catching" feeling. If you stall in 3rd then start in 2nd Until you can handle the 3rd.

I also stalled in 6th taking a turn cause I let the speed rpm drop too mich. i should have just stopped at the light and set back into 3rd to take off again.

Don't get frustrated ... trainers expect us to mess up. If we were perfect they be put of jobs lol. Good luck

G-Town's Comment
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Had a second crack at shifting today. While straight line backing, which i did no problem, got from 2nd to 5th in a small stretch. Still grinding and missing some but much improvement from yesterday.

Good for you. Awesome. Not surprised that today was better for you.

C T.'s Comment
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Glad to know I'm not alone. When I try to take off in 3rd, I either stall or its just a rough take off. What can I do to smoothly get rolling?

Steve J.'s Comment
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1st gear clutch neutral clutch second 10th gear clutch neutral rev rpms clutch 9th

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Glad to know I'm not alone. When I try to take off in 3rd, I either stall or its just a rough take off. What can I do to smoothly get rolling?

It can get frustrating and it makes it harder if you are driving a different truck all the time. Different trucks have different clutch feels... at least to me. I thought the "catxh" feeling was the teuck starting to stall and I would pull off the cluck and fuel it. Then it would stall.

Now I let up the clutch very easy to the point where it rolls forward a tad before I fuel it. It is goi g to shake a bit.

To make you feel better... I slowed at an ez pass in 6th and the gate didn't come up. By the time it did. I stalled. Thw next toll i slowed to 4th... then took off. My downshifting on 25mph ramps sucks. I suck at skip shifting...

This is about learning from your mistakes. so make them the learn from them

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