Originally Posted by Bouncer
I personally would not install one a manual tranny equipped truck. Sooner or later you or someone else is going to forget to take it out of gear and bad things are going to happen.
Originally Posted by Cummins5390
where do you get them phily?? is it a pretty easy install??
They aren't too bad to install and sometimes fun when everything works right.
A local car audio place that does business around the country. They don't install them anymore. Not sure if they even sell them anymore. They don't install them because there are so many people are starting them in gear and even some people are having issues with automatics, starting in gear, too. Automatics that haven't been installed/rebuilt right. It's a big issue starting in gear, not just for the manuals.
On top of that sometimes they mess with the TCC solenoid or equal because of how you have to tie into the brake switch. The transmission place, I did some work for, ran into a problem with a Allison that fried the tranny basically because of the remote start. Not sure how but the TCC wasn't disengaging, I believe. I wasn't there for that one, so I don't know all the details.
Bouncer is 100% right. I would just never do it on a manual.
Remote starts are a great idea, giving your engine a chance to warm it before driving it, is one of the best things you can do for any car. But they can get you in trouble.
Espically if you'd remote start a Diesel...
left in 1st, 4 Lo, with 4.10 gears or lower.
It's just turn into a bulldozer without a driver.