My first language is not English so I apologize in advance if you are having trouble understanding me. I will try my best to explain my problem.
I drive an old 2001 Mazda 323 with a standard transmission. I don’t know much about cars but I have noticed that I am having a bit of a trouble shifting, specially in the first couple of gears.
It but it feels as if something under the shift lever is still “engaged”.
It just doesn’t shift smooth anymore and feels kind jumpy or notchy. I used to be able to shift very smoothly to whatever gear I want without giving it a lot of gas. Say around 2000 rpm. Now I have to rev it up to 3500 rpm or more. This is making me drive too fast and waste a lot of gas.
I have done the “clutch test” to see if the clutch is going out. The car stalls as it should. Could it be a transmission problem?