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Can we directly shift gear from 5 to 3 when the car slows down or should i shift the gear from 5-4-3. Am i troubling the engine by shifting directly from 5 to 3 gear. please suggest me your advise. Thanks...

By Sunny on Jul 15, 2009


  • Expert There should be no problem for shifting from 5th to 3rd gear,
    but you should have a syncromesh gearbox for that and the speed of the Engine will go up momentarily and hence you should be very careful in doing this operation. It all depends on the reason why you want to come down from a higher gear to lower gear. It is advisable to shift to 4th first and then come down to third for reducing the speed of the vehicle and alternatively slowly applying the brakes.
    Answer by Dr P C Rao on Jul 15, 2009

  • Expert Hi,
    For changing to higher gears , you need to increase the engine rpm.If you can increase the engine rpm to higher rpm suitable to the gear selection, you can shift directly to 5th grar from 3rd gear.Its recommended to change one by one to avoid jerks.Though it wont wont affect engine performance, the effect to gearbox cannot be ignored.
    Answer by Shiva Shankar on Jul 21, 2009

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