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Is it Safe to Drive With a Slipping Transmission?
The transmission converts the power from the engine into motion so the vehicle can move. Vehicles have either an automatic or manual transmission. A manual transmission must be put into gear with...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Cable Adjuster
Common signs include difficulty disengaging, loose clutch pedal, and an excessively tight clutch cable.
How Can I Tell If My Clutch Is Slipping?
For some drivers, shifting a manual transmission is second nature. Others prefer to rely on automatic transmissions. Drivers of automatic vehicles don’t have to worry about developing bad shifting habits that can cause a...

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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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Transmission slipping even when I had the transmission replaced.
Hi there. If the transmission was slipping and you had the transmission replaced and the transmission is still slipping, then there could be an issue with the shifter cable or downshift cable. Check the cables and see if they are...
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What would cause the engine on my 2012 vw cc 2.0 Turbo to chug at around 30-35 mph? Almost feels as though engine is misfiring.
Hi there. The symptoms that you describe seem to be a transmission slipping. Check the transmission oil level and make sure that it's full and red in color. If the fluid color is very dark red or black, then the...
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Truck will not go forward. I have replaced the water pump and radiator. It had been like slipping gears for about week and is leaking oil.
Hi there. Check all of the fluids in the vehicle and see what is low. If the transmission fluid is low, top off the fluid and see if the transmission stops slipping. If the transmission continues to slip, then there...
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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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Delayed engagement on the drive selection.
Hi there. The forward clutch and the reverse input clutch are slipping before engaging. This can be caused by the fluid being dirty, a dirty oil filter, broken input shaft seals, or sticking valves in the valve body (transmission brain)....
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The transmission keeps dropping out of overdrive.
Hi there. If the transmission is coming out of overdrive and back into overdrive, either the downshift solenoid has an internal leak or there is an internal issue with the transmission overdrive clutch. Check the downshift solenoid and see if...
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Why won't my car move?
Hi there. It sounds like you have a failed forward brake band or 1-2 shift solenoid failing. Without a proper diagnosis this is simply an educated guess. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary...
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why won't my overdrive work
Hi there. The overdrive clutches in the transmission could be slipping causing the transmission not to shift into overdrive. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you diagnose your transmission.
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Transmission is slipping into 2nd gear (transmission fail safe).
Hi there. Sounds like the accumulator in the transmission for the shifting from 1st gear to 2nd gear could have a cut on the seal or a broken spring. This will make the transmission slip out of 1st gear and...
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I'm coasting 10 mph, my truck is in 3rd gear - should it miss 2nd completely & go to 1 when it finally stops?
Hi there. It seems that the Electronic Pressure Regulator Solenoid (EPRS) number 3 has failed or is dumping fluid back into the transmission pan. The EPRS pressure solenoids are designed to direct fluid to specific clutch packs. The EPRS solenoid...
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Car revs up but does not drive faster than 40 mph on a flat road.
Hi there. For the engine revving up and the vehicle slowing down, the transmission could be slipping. Check the transmission fluid and see if its full and red in color. If the fluid is full, then the transmission could be...
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My 1999 Buick Regal will go into reverse and move, but when I put it into drive it just revs up and won't move.
Hi there. Check the transmission fluid and see if its low or dark. If the fluid is full and red in color, then the transmission is slipping. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to...
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Transmission not shifting into gear.
Either the transmission is slipping harshly or something broke inside the transmission making the gear drives not work properly. Make sure that the transmission fluid is full and red in color. If the fluid is full and red in color,...
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My Cadillac CTS displayed a message saying trans hot engine idle what could the cause of that be?
Check the transmission fluid and see if its low or too high. Low or too high transmission fluid will cause the transmission to overheat. The transmission temperature sensor will pick up this condition and keep the vehicle from going into...
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Car doesn't have power in the lower gears.
The issue is the clutch is slipping. When the transmission is in second gear, the power train is in an in between gear ratio and will cause the vehicle to have a loss of power during acceleration. I recommend seeking...
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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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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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Car won't go into gear or it will slowly go into gear but hesitates to pull.
Whether you have a manual transmission or an automatic transmission, if the rpm's are going up and the vehicle is not moving, then the clutch on the manual or the clutches in the automatic are slipping causing the vehicle to...

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