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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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Transmission problems with 2003 Honda
When a car is 14 years old, just about anything can happen. Your car has an electronically controlled transmission, so there should be codes stored in the controller that can be read by a technician with the right equipment. That...
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Whining noise when I hit a certain RPM? Jerks while driving?
The problem sounds like the transmission is not shifting. This can be caused by several possible causes. You will need to have the computer tested for stored codes to see if it points to the transmission or other possible problems....
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Major transmission fluid leak
You most likely dislodged the transmission fill tube from the transmission. You may need to remove the dip stick tube and replace the tube seal.
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My gear selector malfunctioning
The 550 has a computer controlled transmission, so gear selection is done electronically. If you are having problems with the gear selection, or with the transmission not shifting when it is supposed to, there should be one or more trouble...
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2011 Dodge caliber heat. Transmission overheats when the air conditioning is on. While the AC is off, the trans has no problem.
You should check the cooling fans are coming on with the a/c to keep the engine and transmission cool. The CVT transmission may have a blocked cooler or cooler screen in the transmission. Have a CVT transmission mechanic check the...
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My 2000 dodge caravan jumps when going over 35 mph. The wheel starts moving and the car shakes. I have already changed the shock a
The problem sounds like you have an internal transmission gear change problem or an axle is worn and needs replaced. With these kind of problems you may need to have the vehicle on a lift and run up to these...
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My car only drives in reverse it jerks as soon as i put it in reverse but when i put it in drive it doesnt move
You will either be real low on fluid from a leak or your transmission has major internal problems that will need to be diagnosed by a qualified transmission mechanic like one from YourMechanic.
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When I turn overdrive on my 2002 focus it makes a sound when I put my foot on the gas like its overworking itself.
Your transmission may be having a fault that is disabling the overdrive. If the computer is detecting a fault in the system it will do this or if the transmission is slipping or has internal problems will also do this....
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L V6. Purchased one week ago and it has a whining noise around 30mph and 1500 to 2000 rpm, but then goes away
The transmission will have different rotating internal parts when is in different gears. If you are getting a whine in lower gears then you have an internal sun gear or thrust bearing going bad inside the transmission. The transmission would...
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When I drive 75 miles and up on my 2011 Chevy cruze it reads transmission is hot idle the engine why ? It only haves 59,000 miles
You may have a transmission oil cooler that has gotten some fluid flow issues and not cooling the transmission properly. You should have a transmission and transmission cooler flush to see if it corrects the problem. Make sure the mechanic...
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I have a ford Taurus and i stopped a stop sign and it wouldn't move anymore forward or reverse
You should first check the transmission fluid level to see if it is full and check to see if the fluid smells burnt? If low on fluid then a leak may have made the transmission get low on fluid and...
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at oil temp light on
If the automatic transmission oil temperature light is always on and even when the engine is just started then you may have a bad wire or temperature sensor. If transmission is actually getting hot then it may be due to...
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I have to code for engine light on, will need a quote
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is telling you the transmission shift solenoid is malfunctioning. This may be due, and is most often due, to a bad transmission shift solenoid. The wiring to the solenoid and the TCM...
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Jeep dies in while idling. Still has power, can be put off by reving in neutral. Already cleaned IAC valve.
You should have the computer checked for stored codes and see if there is codes to the transmission overdrive or shift solenoid. If not then you will need to check engine for vacuum leaks and replace idle control valve if...
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Transmission
Your car has an electronically controlled transmission, so whatever occurred will have left traces in the form of trouble codes in the transmission control module. These codes can be read and interpreted by a technician with the appropriate equipment. The...
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My daughters 2012 Hyndai Elantra's check engine light came on. I took it to auto zone to check the error code - P7011. Transmissio
This is not an answer I can answer since the code P7011 is not an accurate or listed code for this vehicle. If your code was P0711 then this is correct code for problem with the internal transmission temperature sensor....
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My 2004 mitsubishi dalmante will start but wont go into gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Transmissions tend to show these types of issues when the transmission fluid is low, contaminated, or burnt. You should start with checking and changing the fluid first. From there look into transmission solenoids, the...
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dodge avenger 2010: The shift lever moves to all gears, but the car won't move. The dashboard says it is still in park.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues, but this is a common problem with your make and model. To begin, the shifter is connected to a cable right beneath the shifter knob...
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I have a 2007 Nissan Sentra. Today I stupidly put my car in park while going about 7 miles per hour.
Yea, that was a pretty big goof! Just don't do it again. Everybody gets in a hurry and makes that mistake sometime and your car can probably handle it a few times, but when it's too much, the parking pawl...
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Hi! What can cause the engine to shut off occasionally when shifting from reverse to drive in an automatic transmission? This has
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several things you can check, luckily if you are mechanically inclined at all you can check quite a few at home. To begin, make sure your idle air control valve and throttle...

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