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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Kickdown Cable
If you feel that your car's transmission is shifting roughly, too fast, or too slow, you may need to replace the kickdown cable.
How to Decide Between Manual and Automatic Transmissions
There are a lot of decisions that have to be made when buying a new car. Everything from choosing a make, model, and trim level to deciding if upgrading the stereo...
How an Automatic Transmission Works
An automatic transmission allows a vehicle engine to operate within a narrow speed range, just like a manual transmission does. As the engine achieves higher degrees of torque (torque is the rotational power of...
Does An Automatic Transmission Have a Clutch?
Most of the time we think of a clutch in the context of a...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Neutral Safety Switch
Common signs of a faulty neutral safety switch include the engine not cranking in park or neutral, not cranking at all, or cranking in any gear.
5 Commonly Overlooked Vehicle Maintenance Items
Brake fluid, auto transmission fluid, and coolant flushes, as well as cabin filter changes and valve adjustments, are all important services.
What Does the DSG Transmission Too Hot Light Mean?
When the DSG transmission too hot light is on, your engine needs to shut off and cool down before serious damage occurs.
What Does the Automatic Transmission/Automatic Gearbox Warning Light Mean?
The automatic transmission warning light means there's an issue with the transmission, possibly the fluid temperature, fluid level, or pressure.
How Long Does a Shift Interlock Solenoid Last?
Modern transmissions are much more advanced than they were only a few decades ago, particularly automatic transmission. There are many new features and designs on the market, ranging from ‘slick’ shifting...
How Long Does a Transmission Speed Sensor Last?
The transmission speed sensor measures the RPMs of the shaft of the transmission. While the engine is running, but not moving, then the input shaft of the transmission is not moving...
How Long Does a Transmission Position Sensor (Switch) Last?
All automatic transmission vehicles have a safety switch in place that only allows them to start if they are in park or neutral gars. The transmission position sensor, also called the...
How to Use Autostick
Autostick gives drivers with automatic transmissions the feel of a manual car. It allows the driver to upshift and downshift for extra control.
How to Check and Add Fluid to an Automatic Transmission Car
Checking and keeping your transmission filled with a good level of fluid will help give you a seamless experience when driving.
How to Improve Automatic Transmission Performance and Reliability
The transmission on automatic cars is improved by changing driving habits, maintaining engine performance, and replacing transmission oil and filter.
How to Buy a Good Quality Transmission
When it comes to costly parts, the transmission is right up there among the most expensive. Because of that many people opt to purchase a used transmission, which is not usually the ideal...

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My f150 in reverse looses power going up my drive way in reverse. Like it gets really heavy what can be the proble
When you are going up the driveway backwards the transmission oil pickup tube on the filter in the transmission may suck air since it is near rear of pan. This will cause lack of power loss in the transmission. Check...
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Can't find crank shaft sensor 2011 dodge caravan crew 3.6 flex fuel
You sound like you are describing two possible problems. Sometimes the engine will not turn over and other times it turns but will not start up and run. If you have to sometimes put it in neutral to get it...
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Is it normal for a dealership to charge 11,000 for a transmission? They charged the insurance company that price. They have had t
Sometimes vehicle components are expensive due to the manufacturer is only source for the part. Just like a prescription drug before it goes generic. They can charge any price they want and if you need it bad enough you will...
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What transmission can be swapped into my 1999 Ford Mustang?
Just because the transmissions in mustangs and crown victorias are of the same family of transmissions does not mean they are the same. You may have different gear ratios inside the transmission and also have different output shaft lengths. Your...
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My transmission was slipping severely the fluid level was ok I flushed it out and add Lucas stop slips and leaks now works fine?
I'm betting that whatever is wrong with your transmission is still wrong. Some of those "mechanic in a can" liquids can buy you a little time, but more often they cause more harm than good. Most of them have additives...
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My 2001 BMW 740 IL Transmission Failsafe light came on when I put the car into drive
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission. If the controller detects a fault in the transmission it goes into failsafe mode to "work around" the problem. It might for instance skip a gear that it finds to be a problem...
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I have a 2012 ford focus se hatchback, and i got a message in on screen saying my transmission was hot and it needed service now.
You should have the fluid levels checked first and then scan for failure codes. If your transmission is overheating then this is from lack of cooling or it is just a temperature sensor inside the transmission that is not reading...
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Hi, I have a shifting problem with my car. When I shift in between gears it jerks. Plus I can't go past 60 mph.
Anytime your vehicle is not shifting or loses power there is a major problem and should be looked at as soon as possible to prevent additional damage to other components. I would recommend limited driving at speeds below 50 mph...
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2008 crown victoria slips in drive and reverse
You did not mention if you had metal particles in the pan when you tried to service the transmission. The problem sounds like you have a low pump pressure problem inside the transmission front pump. The transmission most likely needs...
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have a 2002 Ford F150 the over drive light is flashing on and off and the truck isn't catching speed when taking off
You will need to have the computer system scanned for the codes stored to find out the cause since there are many possible causes. The problem may be a speed sensor or electrical issue in the transmission solenoids. A test...
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My mom has a 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser. It started but when put into reverse or forward it dies. What is going on?
You should check the transmission to see if fluid is low first since the problem is in the transmission. If fluid is full then you will need to have the transmission checked for stuck overdrive solenoid or leaking internally on...
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Hello to whoever is reading this, I’m currently driving in a 95’ Ford Explorer and there has been problems with the tranny but my
The OD light flashing is an indication that the transmission has a failure and has stored codes for the problem. The shifting will not be smooth as ling as the light is flashing since the transmission control module goes into...
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How much is it to rebuild a transmission?
In order to estimate the transmission overhaul the labor for a 2 wheel drive remove, overhaul and install the transmission is 14 hours labor plus any parts needed. The parts will include an overhaul kit plus any broken or defective...
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Changed radiator and cooler hoses(2 at 3/8" wide), the ones that run to the bottom of radiator. The car now when starts wont move
You will need to add about 1 quart of fluid that was lost when the radiator and hoses were changed. Check transmission level and if problem continues then you may need to have transmission checked. Just low on fluid will...
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No Acceleration in reverse gear, what could be the problem? 2001 pontiac firebird 3.8l v6
This is caused by an internal pressure leak to the reverse band or the band is slipping from excessive wear. Try having your transmission serviced and make sure fluid if full to see if it helps.
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Caravan transmission filter and fluid change.Engine light on.
This transmission requires a special service tool to go in dip stick hole of transmission and a scanner to see the temperature of transmission fluid to get the proper level. My only suggestion is to have a professional with proper...
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What transmission solenoid controls the kick down on the gears?
The transmission is controlled by engine speed, vehicle speed and throttle opening. The computer determines the gear to up or downshift to. If you are having a shift concern then the computer system should b checked for codes and pinpoint...
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My truck feels like it won't go in drive while I'm driving
You should have the computer and transmission scanned to see if the system is storing codes that can be fixed without an internal transmission issue. The codes will need to have the pinpoint tests done to isolate the problem. ...
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2002 Mercedes c40 revs high and stuck in gear. Mechanic says has to replace electronic module B4 knowing if transmission is bad.
This could get pretty complicated. What you have been told is plausible, but I'm not quite ready to buy it. But I can say for sure that the selector module is a common failure on a Mercedes with 100 thousand...
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2012 Nissan Maxima- Code P1778- Drive speed at 60 the RPM shows 4
The code P1778 is due to a problem with the step motor actuators inside the CVT transmission not moving the pulleys to a higher gear position and this is why your engine is revving too high. you will need to...

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