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NOTE: During cold weather, you may experience in-
creased effort in shifting until the transmission fluid
warms up. This is normal.
Fully press the clutch pedal before shifting gears. As you
release the clutch pedal, lightly press the accelerator
You should always use 1st gear when starting from a
standing position if under heavy load or when pulling a
Recommended Vehicle Shift Speeds
To utilize your manual transmission efficiently for both
fuel economy and performance, it should be upshifted as
listed in recommended shift speed chart. Shift at the
vehicle speeds listed for acceleration. When heavily
loaded or pulling a trailer these recommended up-shift
speeds may not apply.
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