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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 filter
You may have more than a transmission filter problem. You should have a transmission mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check the vehicle for the problem and isolate the causes of the loss of vehicle speed. It may be...
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2010 automatic toyota rav4 wont shift to reverse
If your transmission will not get reverse gear then you may have an internal reverse clutch band worn out or the apply solenoid is not coming on and would need to have transmission pressures and codes checked to isolate the...
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Lexus IS200 Sometimes Won`t Reverse
The transmission not going into reverse until the transmission fluid warms up is most likely due to leaking internal pressure seals are bypassing fluid until it warms up. This will require the transmission to be rebuilt and all seals replaced...
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Okay somebody please help me ! I've recently replaced my transmission on my 03 Chevy Impala and the idiots left the transmission i
The shift lever on the transmission may not be connected to the shift cable and you can move the shift lever on transmission forward to put transmission in park. If it is an internal problem then the transmission will need...
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Car wont reverse gear
When an automatic transmission starts to fail, reverse is frequently the first to go. Your transmission has a number of clutch disks and bands in it that have a friction lining much like a conventional clutch and like a conventional...
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I have a 2000 Silverado 2wd 1500 old tranny was flooded due to a bad radiator picked up a another 4l60e from a 4.3 motor I have a5
Hi Gary. Thanks for contacting us today. If you are using the old converter from the previous transmission, it's likely that is the source of your problem. However, there could be issues with shift solenoids or other electrical components -...
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No reverse, car drives in neutral and drive
You may have a shifter cable problem with the cable ends. The plastic cable end bushing deteriorate and fall apart causing this problem and may require the shift cable to be replaced. Check cable end where it connects to transmission...
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Transmission Solenoid
There is no reason to replace any of the transmission solenoids to be replaced until there is a failure. As far as your car intermittently not going into reverse may be a shift solenoid issue or a valve body issue....
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I have 08 Highlander sometimes is not pulling. Also sometimes when you put on reverse it starts to shake.Thanks
The problem sounds like the transmission is slipping. you should first have fluid level and condition checked and if okay then have the computer scanned and any codes diagnosed to see if electrical or mechanical issue.
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2008 suzuki reno
The noise may be internal to the engine or an exhaust leak. You may also have a noise inside the transmission. I would suggest you get a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come to you to verify the noise and...
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2007 nissan altima transmission non hybrid to hybrid
You cannot use a transmission from a Hybrid and put it in a non Hybrid car. They are two different types and sizes of transmissions.
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Hello I drive a 2007 Cadillac DTS and I recently had my brakes changed. I’m currently hearing a revving noice as I speed up. What
The noise you are hearing may not have to the brake work? A revving noise may be a transmission problem. I recommend having the vehicle road tested by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to identify the noise you are...
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hello name is matt and i drive a 1997 ford crown vic. sometimes when i start it it whines.. and earlier today i was driving it hom
The whining noise may be from the transmission or from the power steering. Have both of the fluid levels and condition checked. The shuddering and hesitation to accelerate can be from engine ignition system or the transmission shifting problem. I...
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How long can Chevrolet Equinox 2008 transmission last? What's max.year of durability& what could be the issue of it's breakage?
There is no set life span for the transmission. I have seen many go beyond 200,000 miles and not have an issue and others breakdown after the first week of ownership. The key is to follow the service manual for...
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HI ALL NEED HELP!97 chevy 5.7L feels like it goes into nuetral after 20mph. 4x4 low light won't change?? Need help plz and thanks!
You may have a transmission solenoid not shifting gears for you or the internal clutches of the transmission or seals are worn and not working as they should. You should have the computer scanned for codes for solenoid issues and...
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I have a 1995 chevy Silverado k2500 4x4 with 5.7L engine. Its starts an idle good but stalls an dies as soon i out in gear?
If you cannot put the transmission in gear without stalling the motor then you will need to have the transmission checked to see if the valve body is applying reverse and forward gears at the same time causing the stall....
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My 06 malibu had slow acceleration only in first gear i had a mechanic change the shift solenoids now in reversa and neutral it on
The transmission may have additional problems and should be scanned for additional codes first. If there are additional service codes then you will need to have those codes diagnosed. The vehicle should not move in neutral unless it is pushed....
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Installed cold-air intake on 2006 dodge ram 2500 diesel and now having issues when driving trying to shift up to 3rd gear.
If you have electrical wiring that is burnt then the computer may limit the transmission from shifting normally. I suggest fixing the wiring and coolant leaks and testing the computer for codes and clear codes and road test to see...
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Changed transmission filter and now car stutters when accelerating from stop but is fine driving on highway
It may take some time for the new fluid to disperse and you may have erratic shifting but any slippage may be worn clutches inside the transmission and need internal work.
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What causes reverse to go out in automatic transmission mini van
If you have all the forward gears and do not have any reverse then you may have an internal reverse band problem or the reverse solenoid is the problem. You will need to have the transmission computer scanned and transmission...

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