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Stays idling when I put it in gear, and the car doesn't move. When forced into any gear without the clutch, the car does not shut off.
Hi there. The clutch may be worn and slipping causing the engine to stay running as the shifter is put into a gear selection. If the clutch was working, when put into gear and let off the clutch pedal, the...
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Has reverse, but no drive after sitting for months and was working before being parked.
A cause of this can be a stuck manual valve in the valve body. You can check to see if the shift linkage actually moves to the drive position when commanded. If it does, there is a hydraulic fault in...
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Why would a vehicle go into reverse but not drive
The fluid level could be too low. New fluid replenishes the detergents and that could cause lots of stuff to become entrained and do two things: the contaminants newly circulating in the fluid travel to the filter and plug it...
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My Suzuki Escudo engages gears when on 4WD mode but does not engage any gear on 2WD mode. What must be the problem?
Hi there. The synchronizer inside the transfer case has teeth that are ground down on the 2WD selection causing the transfer case not to engage into 2WD. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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The car starts but won't shift and when I take my foot off the cluch its shuts off
If the clutch is disengaged (from the flywheel) and yet you cannot shift the transmission into select gears, there are really only two possibilities: there is a problem with the mechanical shift linkage or the synchronizer gear mesh assembly is...
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I have a 93 Cutlass Ciera with a th125c transmission that wont shift out of first, a solenoid inside causing the vehicle not to change.
Hi there. The issue with the transmission is either the downshift cable is out of adjustment or the governor is leaking. Check the downshift cable and see if its too tight. If its too tight, the cable will need to...
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Cost for transmission replacement
Re-manufactured transmissions for this vehicle cost in the neighborhood of $3,000, not including installation. Prior to deciding to re-build the car's existing transmission (a good, lower cost option) or replacing it with a re-manufactured unit (a higher cost option), the...
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Manual transmission won't go into any gears.
Hi there. It is possible that the transmission may have gotten into the wrong gear at the wrong time and could have damaged that counter shaft or the main shaft in the transmission. First drain the oil from the transmission...
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Transmission will not go into gear when warmed up
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of potentially serious transmission issue. If the transmission was having issues prior to mixing in the additive it may be possible that doing so...
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Transmission slipping not shifting (washer pump stopped at same time).
Hi there. If the transmission is shifting into 1st gear and 2nd gear, then it is not slipping. The transmission shift pack solenoid 'B' has failed and only the 1st and 2nd gears work. The 3rd and 4th gear needs...
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Rpm going really high and mph going slowly
It sounds like your vehicle's transmission is not shifting properly. Check the level of transmission and fluid condition. If the fluid level is low, that will cause shift difficulties. If the fluid is discolored or has a burnt odor, that...
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shifting problems and the vehicle will not go backwards. Plus it will try to lunge forward in park.
Hi there. What could be the issue is the main valve to the transmission may have disconnected from the shifter lever on the side of the transmission. Raise up the vehicle and put it on four (4) jack stands. With...
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I change the axle on my car and now when I put it into gear it does not go in gear and it makes a grinding sound
When a CV axle is removed some transmission fluid will leak out. The first thing to check is the transmission fluid level. If the fluid level is too low that will cause difficulty in shifting gears and possibly noise. Also,...
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1970 Ford Custom pickup with automatic transmission won't shift out of first gear after pulling someone out of the mud.
Hi there. Check the transmission fluid and make sure that it's full. If the fluid is good, then either the shifter cable could be stretched or the main valve on the transmission may have came off the shifter inside the...
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clunk when change gears and car goes in reverse when in neutral and wil not roll in drive
What you are describing may be due to a shift linkage adjustment issue and so the linkage should be inspected. The noise could be within or without the transmission and such will depend on an inspection. If outside the transmission,...
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I have the regular dual clutch automatic in a 2016 Ford Focus 2.0 and my question is: Can I engage the "downhill" button while accelerating?
Hi there. You can push the downhill button, but not when accelerating. This will not damage the transmission, but it may damage the brake system. The downhill button function works with your vehicle’s existing braking systems to block you from...
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Constant clicking noise. Now power to anything and will not shift from park.
Hi there. The clicking noise you hear is a relay inside the dash that is clicking open and closed because it does not have enough battery voltage to operate correctly. Check the battery to your vehicle and see if the...
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Transmission problem
Of course, be sure the transmission fluid level is correct, the fluid is not contaminated and the filter is not clogged. A fault like the one you are describing is likely to be due to a hydraulic control issue. If...
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What would cause my transmission to not shift
One cause to rule out is low fluid level or a plugged transmission fluid filter. Delayed shifts can also be caused by internal hydraulic leaks in the valve body or failing internal transmission seals found on clutch pack pistons and...
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Transmission shifts extremely hard from first to second gear.
Hi there. The transmission is shifting very hard from 1st gear to 2nd gear for the accumulator spring or piston is broken. The accumulator is designed to cushion the shift and allow the transmission to ease into the next gear....

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