first gear

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Noun1.first gear - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehiclefirst gear - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
gear mechanism, gear - a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
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FULHAM.........0 MAN CITY.........2 PEP GUARDIOLA expects City's title-winning machine to keep on rolling after barely needing to get out of first gear at Fulham.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles because an electrical issue can cause the gearbox to unexpectedly move into first gear, even at high speeds.
Ford is issuing a safety recall on select 2011-13 Ford F-150 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmission that may experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear. Depending on vehicle speed, a downshift to first gear without warning could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Secondly, the different half engagement point and the transmitting torque of the clutch can be tested and recorded under the first gear position with the help of the mechanical efficiency instrument and the loading device of which the different resistance torque can be simulated by changing the hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic station.
They are tasked with creating an ad for a new car, and hit the skids before they've even got out of first gear. But who will be in the firing line?
These shifting problems are most apparent in first gear and reverse gear.
Barring a fall he will win it without coming out of first gear.
A source said: "The BBC never got out of first gear, and they paid the price for it.
If one pulls away in first gear the majority of drivers keep their hand on the gear shift lever till, sometimes they attain top gear.
First Gear criticised The Gear 2, available worldwide from April, has a 1.63-inch screen, a 2 megapixel camera that can take high definition video, a heart rate sensor and pedometer, audio that can work with a Bluetooth headphone, remote control for devices such as televisions, and an alert system for incoming text messages and emails.

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