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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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Car doesnt move
If the car will drive in reverse or it will move if you manually select the 2nd or 1st gear ranges, then you have a broken forward apply band. If there is no movement in ANY range, that could be...
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transmission leakage repair
Transmission fluid leaks were an issue on this model and I see at least two Honda Technical Service Bulletins published on this very issue. Leaks vary in severity and the only way to find out if the leaks on your...
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Do I need a new transmission?
The leak might be transmission fluid. If the transmission has been leaking for a while, the fluid level could have fallen low enough to cause engagement and shift difficulties. Therefore, you should first check the fluid level. If low, add...
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Will using the incorrect ATF on my car cause sensors to fail
With regard to the 2003 Acura TL Honda states in the Owner's Manual, "Always use Honda ATF-Z1 (Automatic Transmission Fluid). If it is not available, you may use a DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement. However, continued...
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Car doesn't move at all when iI engage the gear in both drive and reverse, rather shows W on the dashboard for gear position 2001 Volvo S80
Hi there - the "W" displayed on the instrument cluster means that "Winter mode" is selected. This means that 2nd or even 3rd gear starts are invoked (rather than 1st) in order to get away from a dead stop in...
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Transmission making noise that relates to engine rpm.
Hi there. Shut the engine off and check the fluid on the transmission dipstick. If the transmission fluid is low and not registering on the dipstick, then top it off until it reads full. Then start the vehicle and top...
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When my speed reduces to around 30 mph, I feel a semi heavy jerk.
Hi there. This is a normal condition to the vehicle. As the transmission wears and gets lots of miles on it, it will tend to make the downshift solenoid work harder and the return spring gets weak. Also, if the...
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driver side axle repair seal is leaking honda crv 2014
If you are referring to the CV axle seal that is within the side case of the transaxle (i.e., transmission fluid is leaking), the service to request to get that leak repaired is axle shaft seal replacement. It is a...
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My Transmission is acting up.
Check the transmission fluid and see if its full and red in color. Fill the transmission fluid up if its low on fluid and see if the issues go away. If the fluid is full and red in color, then...
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Hey when the car idles it revs up and down by like 300 revs or so and also when the car is off it doesn't recognize its in park.
The issue is the transmission position sensor is not working properly and registering that the transmission is in drive, neutral, or reverse. Check to see if the transmission is going into park when the shifter is in park. If the...
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My car won't move when i press the gas pedal i have never had a problem before. I did notice a leak but i thought it was the oil from the transmission.
You should check for any codes that could be stored in the ECM (computer) as the check engine light is on. This will give you a starting place to check for the condition that you are having. Since the vehicle...
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What is wrong with my car and how can I fix it? I know the gear is slipping but I don't know how to resolve it
When your internal transmission clutches start to slip from excessive wear then the only way to fix the problem is to rebuild or replace the transmission. Each gear may slip differently and some gears may not slip at all. Servicing...
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Grinding noise when I shift into gear, when in "park", car rolls down driveway.
Hi there. The issue with your transmission seems to have a few problems. First there is a park arm that locks your transmission in park. If the park arm is working, the transmission will not move the car. First check...
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Will a 02 chevy impala transmission fit 05 monte carlo
I looked up the two applications. The two transmissions are different and, in particular, the transmission control module and PCM and the wiring harness on your 2005 Monte Carlo will not be compatible with the controls on the 2002 Impala...
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I replaced solenoid and and sensor in my transmission still won't shift properly 1997 Dodge RAM 1500
Hi - the lack of up-shifting in your transmission could be an internal speed sensor, or line pressure failing to engage higher gear clutch packs. With your higher mileage, this is difficult to tell without real diagnostic testing. Check for...
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Does the Transmission and Differential take the same fluid on a Acura TSX?
Hello, I would not recommend to use transmission fluid for the differential. Yes, Acura did use a transmission fluid for the rear differential originally called Z1 but a new fluid (DW1) was formulated and Z1 production ceased. However the fluid...
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My car wont start the indicator show its on reverse but its on parking 2008 Nissan Xterra
Hi there - your symptoms suggest that the shifter cable has worn sufficiently to prevent proper gear selection, or has come loose from either the shifter or the transmission proper. I recommend a shifter inspection performed by a mobile, professional...
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i just changed transmission but i can not turn on engine......
Hello. If you replaced your transmission and the engine is not starting the first thing I would do is to try to make sure the engine is rotating. You can do this by putting a breaker bar onto the crankshaft...

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