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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 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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I have a 2014 Ford Fusion my car starts up and shifts into any gear but doesn't move at all, what could be the issue please help ?
Your car is pretty new for a transmission failure, but that's about where your description points. But before jumping to conclusions though, it should be carefully checked out. It could be a failure in the electronics that control the transmission,...
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Need to have transmission service on 2014 Nissan Sentra SV but would like to use only fluid manufactured by Nissan? How can I?
To answer your most important question first, you can absolutely specify that only genuine NIssan OEM dealer supplied transmission fluid (as well as any applicable filter) be used in your vehicle. Generally speaking, OEM parts are preferred and, in many...
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2006 Solara, 3.3 Engine with 218k miles. It is hestiating at take off only, RPM's jump then come back to normal. catalytic or TBA
The catalytic converter has nothing to do with the symptom you are describing and, in any event, is easy to rule in or out as a "cause" of any malfunction. You simply measure exhaust back pressure with a gauge, compare...
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Will a oxygen sensor cause your transmission to stop pulling
A faulty oxygen sensor will cause the engine to run less efficiently (use more gas than usual) and may degrade engine performance to some extent. However, failure of the oxygen sensor itself can not cause the transmission to fail or...
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I have a 2002 chevy avalanche z71 it won't move forward in any gear,but it will move in reverse
Check to see if any diagnostic trouble codes have been stored in both the PCM and TCM. Check the fuses in the circuits that power the transmission controls. Occasionally, a short in a sensor such as an oxygen sensor will...
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Took engine from 4wd 1998 jimmy put in 2wd 05 sierra. Problem is transmission not engaging. What do i need to do?
Make sure the fluid level is OK. Check the shift lever and be sure it is actually moving the manual valve to the commanded position (Drive for example). To determine if the converter is functioning and/or if you have a...
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FORD AUTO TRANSMISSION
The torque converter and torque converter lock up solenoid should be evaluated. Another possibility is an internal hydraulic leak in transmission seals causing pressure to apply both reverse and forward gears at the same time, lock up the transmission and...
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2004 jag xj8 4.2 v8 auto trans 5spd had trans fluid leak. lost approx 6qts. repaired leak and filled per instructions on alldata w
The two codes, P0736 and P0730 overlap to some extent insofar as possible faults. If the transmission fluid got really low, the transmission might have overheated with several consequences: burnt fluid; mechanical damage, case/part distortion, damage to hydraulic seals on...
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I have a 2010 Chrysler Sebring with 125K miles , I've brought the car when it only had 42K on it , I've never had the transmission
I checked to verify and yes, Chilton's (a major vendor of vehicle technical data) does recommend that the automatic transmission fluid and filter, on your year, make and model, be changed at 120,000 miles. I would absolutely recommend having that...
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NO CHECKNENGINE LIGHT ON ... CAR LOSES POWER WHEN I CHANGE GEARS IN PARK .. WHATBCAN THAT BE ..
Several possibilities could account for this. The torque converter could be locked up. To get an "indication" of that possibility, you could try raising engine speed to around 1,800 RPM and then, with a clear path ahead, put the gear...
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automatic transmission works fine in reverse, 1st, and 2nd, but revs the engine in 3rd 4th 5th only goes 30mph
You could have a defective vehicle speed sensor, transmission shift solenoids, transmission control module, valve body in transmission, throttle position sensor and/or the interconnecting wiring, fuses, and terminals (involving the electrical components) could have a defect. Another possibility is an...
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I went to buy a 2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort from a dealer and he couldn't get the gear shift out of park is this a serious prob
There is a safety interlock that prevents inadvertent engagement of the transmission. Typically, you have to have your foot on the brake to free up the shifter. The interlock could have a fault and, if so, the failure is probably...
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My engine/transmission has a rough/growling when in gear and at acceleration.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done up to this point has been valid. However, there are still an a high number of possible components that can cause these symptoms. You will want to spend some time...
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Darryl 1999 Chevy silverrado transmission fluid running hot,what should I do
If the transmission is overheating it is usually an indication that the transmission is being overloaded and needs addition of an external or the transmission is slipping. If you are not pulling a trailer or loading truck then you have...
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Car begins to roll when the shift lever is in park had only starts in the neutral position, just rebuilt the transmission
The neutral start safety switch could be misaligned or a fault in the linkage and./or cable could be contributing to the problem because "Park" is not actually reached when you move the shifter. The whole mechanism from the manual lever...
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Transmission(?) & Battery
If you are having repeating transmission problems with such a new car, you should probably try to get it replaced. Most states have some form of "lemon law" that will spell out what rights you have when you buy a...
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transmission wont engage most of the time and when it does it wont shift past 2nd gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Automatic transmissions can be very tricky and complex. A simple flush may not correct issues that have led to a leak. Being low on transmission fluid means there is a leak somewhere, and that...
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Driving stick gear is lock out
Your car has an electrical interlock that is intended to prevent you from shifting out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Your problem could be in the interlock solenoid itself, the brake light switch, or a wiring problem....
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1999 c230 wont go into any gear and grinding noise when putting into park
The transmission needs to be overhauled or replaced. The internal main final drive gears are broken causing no gear engagement. Have the transmission replaced and or repaired and overhauled.
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New car having trouble reversing
I am imagining that your driveway is on a steep hill and you are backing out uphill. If that is the case, I would expect that you would have to step on the gas to make the car go backwards....

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