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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 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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Can you tell me if my transmission is running too hot. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hi there. The transmission temperature that you are referring to is normal. The transmission on this vehicle does run slightly higher than the cooling system temperature. Most of the time it should run about 210-220. If you want to get...
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Input shaft swap between automatic and manual transmission possible?
Hello there, the input shaft is different between the automatic and manual transmissions of your 1993 Chevrolet Blazer. The part numbers are different between the two parts, this indicates the input shaft is not able to be swapped between the...
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My car broke down and won't move.
Hi there. There are several things that could cause your vehicle to not move, however, with the loud clinking noise the transmission has something that broke in it. Is seems that either a bearing inside the transmission failed and has...
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Knocking/ticking noise before it died told that engine has no compression also told may be timing chain/belt,worth looking at ?
Hello, the damage to the engine could cost a lot money. When the timing chain breaks, the result can be bent valves and damage to the cylinder head. The effective repair would be to replace the engine assembly. With...
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Why must your transmition fluid be hot (warm) before yu check it?
The reason the fluid should be checked warm is due to the fluid expands as it heats up and also fluid is distributed throughout transmission. The fluid should be check when the transmission it at its operating temperature to make...
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A/T sign in dashboard
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The warning light is telling you that the automatic transmission is having an issue. It may be a simple sensor issue which occurred during the latest work done. It may be something completely different. The...
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Check engine light on and code P1791 showing when connected to scanner. 1997 Acura TL
Hello - the P1791 code indicates a problem with an internal speed sensor (or governor) within the transmission. This device provide RPM information from the transmission to the transmission controller - which determines when the transmission shifts up to the...
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Transmission stuck in gear in Drive 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
Hi there - it's possible that your problem source is the torque converter lockup clutch NOT releasing as the truck slows down. This would lug the engine as though it's in top gear until vibration, or an engine stop/start sequence...
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Will not go into gear
Your vehicle doesn't have a conventional transmission oil dipstick. The transmission fluid level and condition has to be checked using a rather lengthy procedure - too lengthy to describe here - but it is documented in the Factory Service Manual....
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Noise under the hood when idling and 1st gear.
Hi there. If you are putting the transmission in 1st gear and then you hear the noise, but the noise goes away after 5 minutes of driving, then there could be an issue with the transmission. I suggest changing the...
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Transmission lockup destroys engine mount and other stuff. Don't believe insurance agent..believe shop deer related shift engine.
Hi there. It is possible that the deer could have hit the vehicle hard enough to cause an engine mount to fail. This will make the engine and transmission out of alignment. However, the transmission locking up would be for...
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Car all of a sudden won't reverse .. 2005 Chrysler Sebring
Hello - first task is to check the fluid level in the transmission. If it is low, failure to engage gears could result. If you have lost Reverse only, most likely the reverse primary clutch in the transmission, or the...
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my nissan altima slips ii and out of neutral gear when in traffic,what could be the cause? 1999 Nissan Altima
Hello - I think the primary pressure pump in your transmission may be weak, or there is a problem with the valve body of the transmission, which regulates operating fluid pressure to clutches and bands. These are the components in...
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Will not go into park. 1993 Ford F250
Hi - yes, you are correct - the "play" in the shift linkage is probably preventing the transmission lever from moving all the way to the "Park" position. I would recommend a shift linkage inspection by a mobile, professional mechanic,...
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My truck is a 2wd and I need a new transmission. What transmission goes in it and where can I get a good one for a good price? 1996 Dodge Ram 1500
Hello - if you have the gas 5.9l engine, you have a A518 (46RE/ H) transmission. If you have the 5.9l diesel engine, you have a A618 (48RE) transmission. Check with your local transmission shops and recycling yards for new,...
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Od flashing
The OD light is the overdrive light for the transmission. The blinking light comes on anytime the transmission detects a fault in its system. You could have one of many possible problems that this transmission could have. I would recommend...
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What has stopped working cvc axle or transmission
The popping noise on turning is typical of failed outboard CV axle joints. It is possible the joints did finally break, thus accounting for the lack of movement. If you jack up the front wheel (just one side at a...
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Were do you refill the diff gear oil at on a 2001 dodge neon
When changing the fluid and filter on your automatic transmission, after draining the fluid and changing the filter, you will need to pour 4 quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission dipstick tube. Once the four quarts have been added,...
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My 2001 Volvo s40 males a loud thud every time I put it in drive. What could it mean?
The CV axle joints should be inspected for wear and/or damage. Putting the transmission into drive suddenly loads the joints and if there is looseness in those joints, as the play is suddenly taken up you can hear a thud....
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Transmission problem
The only way engine oil could get into the transmission is if someone poured it into the fill tube in the engine compartment. The transmission may just have fluid that is discolored brown from burned fluid from internal transmission slippage...

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