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Nissan Sentra Owners Manual: Manual transmission (if so equipped)

Nissan Sentra Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Driving the vehicle / Manual transmission (if so equipped)

WARNING

  • Do not downshift abruptly on slippery roads. This may cause a loss of control.

  • Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear. This may cause a loss of control or engine damage.

  • Do not shift to the N (Neutral) position while driving. Doing so may result in an accident due to loss of engine braking.

CAUTION

Shifting

To change gears or when upshifting or downshifting,


To change gears or when upshifting or downshifting, depress the clutch pedal fully, shift into the appropriate gear, then release the clutch slowly and smoothly.

To ensure smooth gear changes, fully depress the clutch pedal before operating the shift lever. If the clutch pedal is not fully depressed before the transmission is shifted, a gear noise may be heard. Transmission damage may occur.

Start the vehicle in 1st gear and shift to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th up to 6th gear in sequence according to vehicle speed.

To back up, lift up on the shift lever ring 1 and then move it to the R (Reverse) position after stopping the vehicle completely.

The shift lever ring 1 returns to its original position when the shift lever is moved to the N (Neutral) position.

If it is difficult to move the shift lever into R (Reverse) or 1 (1st), shift into N (Neutral), then release the clutch pedal. Depress the clutch pedal again and shift into R (Reverse) or 1 (1st).

Suggested up-shift speeds

The following are suggested vehicle speeds for shifting into a higher gear. These suggestions relate to fuel economy and vehicle performance.

Actual upshift speeds will vary according to road conditions, the weather and individual driving habits.

Suggested maximum speed in each


Suggested maximum speed in each gear

Downshift to a lower gear if the engine is not running smoothly, or if you need to accelerate.

Do not exceed the maximum suggested speed (shown below) in any gear. For level road driving, use the highest gear suggested for that speed.

Always observe posted speed limits, and drive according to the road conditions, which will ensure safe operation. Do not over-rev the engine when shifting to a lower gear as it may cause engine damage or loss of vehicle control.

MRA8DE engine models (6 M/T)

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