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Chevrolet Cruze Owners Manual: Manual Transmission

Shift Pattern

All Models Except Fuel Economy Model

All Models Except Fuel Economy Model

Fuel Economy Model

Fuel Economy Model

These are the shift patterns for the six-speed manual transmissions.

To operate the transmissions:

Notice: Do not rest your hand on the shift lever while driving. The pressure could cause premature wear in the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

Notice: Do not rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving or while stopped. The pressure can cause premature wear in the clutch. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

1 (First):

Press the clutch pedal fully to the pedal stop and shift into 1 (First). Then slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal.

If you come to a complete stop and it is hard to shift into 1 (First), put the shift lever in Neutral and let up on the clutch. Press the clutch pedal back down. Then shift into 1 (First).

2 (Second):

Press the clutch pedal fully to the pedal stop as you let up on the accelerator pedal and shift into 2 (Second). Then, slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal.

3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and 6 (Sixth):

Shift into 3 (Third), 4 (Fourth), 5 (Fifth), and 6 (Sixth) the same way you do for 2 (Second).

Slowly let up on the clutch pedal as you press the accelerator pedal.

For the best fuel economy, use 6 (Sixth) gear whenever vehicle speed and driving conditions allow.

An up-shift light in the instrument cluster indicates when to shift to the next

An up-shift light in the instrument cluster indicates when to shift to the next higher gear for the best fuel economy.

During normal driving, upshifts should occur between 1,300 and 2,500 rpm, and downshifts should occur between 1,500 and 1,000 rpm.

To stop, let up on the accelerator pedal and press the brake pedal.

Just before the vehicle stops, press the clutch pedal and the brake pedal, and shift to Neutral.

Neutral

: Use this position when you start or idle the engine. The shift lever is in Neutral when it is centered in the shift pattern, not in any gear.

R (Reverse): To back up, with the vehicle at a complete stop, press down

R (Reverse):

To back up, with the vehicle at a complete stop, press down the clutch pedal. Then pull up the ring on the shift lever, and shift into R (Reverse). Let up on the clutch pedal slowly while pressing the accelerator pedal.

If the gear does not engage, shift the transmission to Neutral, release the clutch pedal and press it back down. Repeat the gear selection.

WARNING

If you skip a gear when you downshift, you could lose control of the vehicle. You could injure yourself or others. Do not shift down more than one gear at a time when you downshift.

Notice: Do not skip gears while upshifting. This can cause premature wear in the transmission. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty.

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