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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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I have a 2006 dodge magnum 6.1l hemi engine,car starts right up and revs fine when put in drive or reverse it turns off!
This is caused by the transmission internal or solenoid issue. The transmission is trying to go into reverse and forward gear at the same time. Have the transmission tested for solenoid or other internal issues with transmissions.
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Car quickly loses speed
You will need to have computer and transmission tested to see if codes are stored and see if transmission is shifting into high gear and then torque converter lockup is releasing on deceleration. You may have transmission solenoid issues. ...
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95 toyota camry starts but doesn't drive or goes into reverse? 200k. 1st it was reverse only reversed when cold after a drive or
First you will need to verify the fluid is full and then retest it. If it still does not move then you may have bad internal transmission clutches and clutch bands and would require overhaul or replacement transmission.
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While I was driving the car felt like it went into neutral even though it was still in drive.
Sounds like the automatic transmission might be failing. The mileage and age are about right. If there is a dipstick, you can check the fluid yourself, but many cars made after the late 1990,s don't even have a dipstick you...
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Neutral safety switch keeps going out
You need to make sure there is no fluid leak at the transmission side shaft seal getting fluid into switch. If it is then the seal will need to be replaced. Use some dielectric on the connector before reconnecting it...
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I drive a 2012 Nissan Altima. I was driving uphill yesterday but I noticed a strange sound
It could be that the automatic transmission is either slipping or that it is staying in low gear. The car has enough miles on it to be having that sort of trouble. It's difficult to say anything specific from this...
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Taking off parts, cleaning them, replacing certain parts, draining fluid, putting new fluid in. Why won't car move?
I presume you did all this work because you had a transmission problem to begin with. It's probably not enough for me to say your transmission is "worn out" but that's most likely where you are. As you no doubt...
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My 95 Mitsubishi. Eclipse is not shifting out of second gear automatic transmission was driving 👌 then cant shift outof 2nd
1995 was about the time that everybody was switching to electronic transmission control and I believe yours was one of those. This means that a computer under the dashboard reads the signals from various electronic sensors and makes the decision...
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I have a 1992 Lexus Ls400 and the transmission wont switch out of 1st gear the caer has 261k miles should i get a new transmission
You should have the computer scanned for codes that may point to the cause of the no shift out of first gear. You may just have a solenoid that is bad for one of the gears and just need to...
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96 mustang automatic will go in reverse but not drive the rear seal was replaced what could be wrong
Sometimes it seems like doing repairs on older cars is like opening Pandora's box. Failure of the transmission shouldn't have anything to do with replacement of the rear seal, but it seems it has. It could be that simply draining...
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My 2007 Nissan Altima is not accelerating properly... when I punch gas the rpms go up but the car doesn’t accelerate
It sounds like a problem with your transmission. It may not be shifting out of first gear. This could be due to any number of issues but may have something to do with the check engine light on your dashboard....
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2011 Ford Fusion Sport wont reverse and smells like its burning
You may have damaged the transmission when you got stuck in the snow and will need to have the systems checked to see if the transmission needs internal repairs. Have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to...
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ive replaced maf sensor throttle body sesnor plug wires spark plugs fuel filter thermostat upper radiator hose ignition head gaske
If the transmission is slipping then you would need to have the transmission pressure tested to see if the transmission needs to be overhauled due to bad internal clutches or torque converter.
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When i reverse out of my driveway then shift into drive sometimes it doesnt shift into drive
Have the shift cable checked to see if it has worn cable ends and check to see if the fluid is low. If you check both of these and they are okay then you will need to have a mechanic...
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I have a Peugeot 307 2007 convertable, all of a sudden the car starts reversing whilst in drive idle waiting for lights to change
This can be caused by an internal leaking seal or valve body inside the transmission. You should have the transmission tested for proper pressures and failure codes for a defective shift solenoids.
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08 Dodge ram 1500 , shifter will move thru all gears but will only engage reverse and park??
Check to make sure the shift cable end at transmission is okay and not worn out causing it not to get into gear. If it is okay then the transmission is damaged internally and will need to be computer tested...
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Shifting problem
You may have a bad transmission shift governor in the back of the transmission that is not working correctly or there is another internal fluid pressure leakage that may require the transmission to be rebuilt. Have the governor replaced and...
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Would a used transmission have to be programmed with my vin #
More and more automobile parts are being tagged electronically with the VIN. This is ostensibly done to make it hard for chop shops who steal cars and sell them piece by piece to the repair market. I've not run into...
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transmission slipping
The transmission internal clutches may be worn out or the fluid is very low causing the issue. Check fluids first and if level is low then locate leak and fill system to see if it corrects issue or the transmission...
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How much will it cost to have a shop replace the freeze plugs in between the trans and engine block on my 2002 dodge ram 1500 4.7L
The labor to just remove and install the transmission is 4.5 hours and then add one hours labor to do the one freeze plug on back of motor and an additional 1/2 hour for each additional freeze plug. You may...

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