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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 manual transmission. An automatic transmission does have a clutch system, but usually only a mechanic would refer to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Neutral Safety Switch
Common signs 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 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 vehicle won't start
Hello. I would recommend first disconnecting and cleaning the battery clamps and battery with baking soda and water. Once the terminals are clean then see if it will crank over. You may need to jump start the battery if it...
No bus
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. First check all of the fuses on the fuse box in the cab for any of them that could be blown out. Sometimes fuses can pop when hooking up a fully charged battery...
Check engine light on
There are a wide variety of reasons why the Check Engine Light switch may be still on. In this era of Honda pilots, there was a known issue related to the transmission torque converter clutch solenoid which controls the engagement...
dealer tells me that the ECM damaged the throttle body. For $1,100 they are replacing both. Does that make sense?
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the ECM (electronic control module) may have been the problem from the start. When the TPS (throttle position sensor) codes were stored in the computer. This would of been the time to...
Can an exited ring and speed sensor cause shifting problem
Hello. If a component rusted off and damaged the speed sensor, then yes, the vehicle may possibly experience issues shifting. The speed sensor plays an important role in the vehicle's shifting behavior, and can cause issues if it breaks or...
Oli consumption
As use of that, much oil between oil changes isn't too bad. Honestly it could be that the oil wasn't completely filled and it was left a little lower than needed. Generally speaking oil changes with conventional oil should be...
Dash board lights are all on
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. For all of the indicators that are lit up on your dash could be that the vehicle does need all the problems fixed or it could just be needing a reset. To reset...
Keep trying or get another
Buying a JDM car, whole - is not something easily done, since cars built for other markets don't necessarily meet U.S. crash and emissions standards. Unless it is a model sold here, it will require Federal DOT certification. You can...
My car stopped on the highway said low oil pressure took it to a shop they change the sensor still have the same problem
I believe you have 2 problems here. The fundamental problem is that you may REALLY have low oil pressure, since replacing the oil pressure sending unit has not changed the "low oil pressure" indicator. I would get a dial-type pressure...
Very low rpm
Hi there. From the description you have given, I believe you are stating that your vehicle has no power, and you are only able get to 35-50 mph and nothing over 1500 rpm. You also stated vehicle runs great, which...
Truck has began stalling from the air filter. Recently replaced it an hour ago and seems to still stall at 2600rpm
You should have the engine scanned to see if the mass airflow sensor (MAF) was damaged from the water or debris from the air filter. The MAF has a hot and cold internal sensor and can get damaged from excessive...
Stalls out when I put in drive p1729
Given your mileage, it is likely the throttle body and idle air controller need cleaning. It is also possible the throttle position sensor (which communicates with the transmission) may also be failing. This would seem more likely since your replacement...
My low coolant indicator light came on and the radiator was low and the reservoir tank was totally empty
Hi there. From the description you have provided, my thought is, your vehicle has a coolant leak. Assuming you added to the cooling system, would account for the temperature gauge returning to normal and low coolant indicator going off. The...
Timing belt problem - 2004 Nissan Maxima
Actually yes it is normal. I will go through a few things that you may or may not have done and hopefully we can get your issue resolved. When you put your crankshaft pulley on did you use an impact?...
Engine light came on , was hesitant when i pulled off , sometimes cut off when at stop lights
Hi and thanks for your question. Sounds like there could be a fuel or spark issue with your engine. First you would need to scan the computer for what the engine light code has stored to have a starting place...
Car stalls out of nowhere
Hello - what a frustrating problem to solve! You may have provided a key clue to the solution, given that it requires another vehicle to jump start it to get it going again. This MAY mean that the increased starting...
My car takes a long time to start
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I don't believe a bad fuel rail sensor could cause the ECM (electronic control module)/PCM (powertrain control module) to set a P0335. The crankshaft position sensor could set the P0335 and cause...
Small fluid leak in front after car is shut off and sits,temperature gauge rising.
You should have the cooling system pressure and leak checked to locate the leak in the cooling system and also check to see why your engine ran hotter than normal. This overheating inspection will locate the leak and then a...
2010 Ford Fusion SE with I4 Engine - Throttle Position (TP) and Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensors
Since the code reads Throttle Body, the sensor on the throttle body under the hood may be the best place to start. The throttle position sensor measures the angle of the throttle plate and tries to match the effort shown...
Transmission issues, slips from second to fourth gear
I would start by being concerned about these wires that are spliced in. If there is another circuit that is spliced in there then it can be causing this. If there was no issue previously then it may not be...

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