The gear selector forks slide along the layshaft of a manual transmission, as the clutch is held down, and select the gears, which are controlled by the stick-shift, by the driver. If you feel a grinding sensation while trying to engage or disengage the engine, or shift the gears with the clutch, it is generally a bad sign and you should bring it into the repair shop for diagnostics and possibly repairs.
Napa Service Assistant
You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.