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My 2010 ford truck 1500 4.6 will not shift into overdrive, what could the problem be?
Check the transmission fluid and see what color it is. If the transmission fluid is dark red or black, then the overdrive clutch pack is slipping and burning the oil. If the fluid is red in color, then either the...
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When shifting from reverse to drive or drive to reverse I hear a clicking noise.
Hi there. There is a gear train issue with your transmission or a bad CV Shaft that is causing the transmission to shift had into gear. Since it shifts harder in reverse than forward, I suggest that the gears inside...
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2006 Terraza - well kept up with 167 miles. After starting then engine, often it is impossible to shift from Park for a while with engine running. Any common clues?
Hi there. Either the shifter interlock solenoid is not working at times causing the shifter to not move out of park or the neutral safety switch on the brake switch is not working at times causing the shifter to not...
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Loss of gears and propulsion.
Hi there. The issue could be the interlock solenoid in the steering column causing the shifter to not move once its in the park position. If the solenoid is working, then check the cable on the shifter to see if...
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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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What would cause my 2002 BMW 330ci to stop shifting
Hi there. If there was fluid all over the engine and then the transmission stopped shifting then you may just have a leak in one of the transmission lines. I would typically start by locating the leak and checking the...
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Used torque converter that came with Transmission and won't change into high gear.
Hi there. A worn torque converter will not cause the transmission to just loose the top gears only. A worn torque converter will cause the transmission to not drive or to have a lack of power to the wheels. The...
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1989 ford truck stuck in drive but the shifter goes to all of the gears selections with no change.
Hi there. Check the shifter cable and see if it has came off the transmission or if the cable has broken. If the cable is connected to the transmission and the transmission shift lever is moving, then the main valve...
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The interior lights won't turn on and the shift lock is stuck.
Check the fuses on the inside the panel in the cab. Look for any blown fuses and replace the fuses with new ones. If the fuses are good, then there could be an electrical issue within the cab. Look for...
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Why would there be smoke coming from under my hood and now my car does not shift 2001 Honda Civic
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. The first thing that needs to be determined is where the smoke is coming from. That may be directly related to the shifting if it is due to leaking transmission...
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Why does my transmission get stuck in first when it warms up 1998 Ford Windstar
Hello. There are a few different things that can cause this, but most of the time if the transmission stops shifting when it is hot it is because of excessive clearance in the clutch pack or a valve body issue....
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4l60e transmission shifting problem
The 1-2 shift failure on the 4L60E is often due to a faulty throttle position sensor (TPS). Test the sensor (there should be a smooth, linear electrical response over the range of motion) or substitute a known good unit. A...
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cant get into reverse while car is on.
If you are having to bleed the clutch hydraulic circuit repeatedly, you should have that inspected and repaired. Obviously, there is a leak that is admitting air. Once the clutch is functioning, the gear shift issue would be evaluated, if...
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Intermittent throttle position vs acceleration -- either a lot or a little to accelerate from a stop and maintain speed.
Hi there. The issue seems to be with the downshift solenoid in the transmission. As the throttle is demanded by the gas pedal, the downshift solenoid overrides the line pressure in the transmission to the lower gears to allow the...
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Edelbrock 305 Monte Carlo sometimes it will go in gear. What's wrong?
Automatic Transmission If you have an automatic transmission, check the fluid level and make sure that its full. If the fluid is full, then check the shifter cable and make sure that it is connected properly and that it is...
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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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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 dad decided to push and clean my electric throttle body now my car is accelerating into second gear without me touching the gas
Remove the intake hosing to the throttle body and start the engine with the parking brake on and the transmission in park. Have someone throttle the engine as a snap throttle (to the floor and back very quickly but not...
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I just bought a f150 1993 truck and I had it on cruise control going about 70 and lost power like something not catching.
There could have been something that went wrong with your transmission. Try driving in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and reverse to see if the vehicle will move. If the vehicle only moves in 4th gear, then the counter shaft has burned...
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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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