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How to Replace a Transmission Position Sensor (Switch)
Transmission position sensors (TPS) switch ensures a car is in Neutral or Park when started and shuts the car down if it's not in the right gear.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer
Common signs include engine vibration, misaligned timing marks, and a separated harmonic balancer.
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Oil Pressure Switch
Common signs include the vehicle entering "limp" mode, having difficulty shifting, and its engine RPM being higher than it should be.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Speed Sensor
Common signs include harsh or improper shifting, cruise control not working, and the Check Engine Light coming on.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Universal Joint (U-Joint)
Common signs of a faulty u-joint include a squeaking noise, clunking sound when shifting, vibrations in the car, and transmission fluid leaking.
How Long Does a Kickdown Cable Last?
In order for a car to run smoothly, the engine and the transmission will have to work together. With all of the different components in the engine and transmission of a car,...
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 Shift Selector Cable Last?
When you put your gear selector in drive, you expect to be able to move forward. When you shift to reverse, you expect the car to back up. When everything’s working...
How Long Does a Throttle Body Last?
There are so many components involved in a vehicle running properly, but some of the main ones are rather basic in their role. The throttle body is one of those parts. This...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transmission Position Sensor (Switch)
Common signs include the car not starting or moving, transmission going into a different gear than selected, and the vehicle going into limp mode.
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 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 to Know When Your Transmission Is Not Working
Most vehicles use some sort of transmission to transfer the power generated from the...
How to Replace Transmission Fluid
Whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission in your vehicle, the transmission fluid is one of the most overlooked fluids when it comes to maintenance. Forgetting to...
How to Double-Clutch Downshift a Manual Transmission Car
Learning how to double-clutch downshift on your cars manual transmission can optimize your acceleration, deceleration, and help maintain components.
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 Replace a Transmission Oil Pressure Switch
A transmission oil pressure switch relays measurements from the pump. If the filter is clogged, this switch puts the transmission into limp mode.
How to Replace a Transmission Speed Sensor
Transmission speed sensors accurately calculate a car's road speed. If this sensor is faulty, a Check Engine Light will indicate the driver.

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My vehicle 2000 grand caravan. Wont shift into 2nd gear i have low when put in 3rd to try coming up through the gears it wont shif
Hello, thank you for writing in. When having issues shifting, the first thing you want to do is check the level of your transmission fluid. The hydraulic fluid is what allows the gears to be changed, and it is a...
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Robert I removed the output vss from a 2001 cherokee there bolt is stuck in the old sensor it has 2 different diagonal thread patt
If you are replacing the sensor and the bolt is stuck in the old sensor, just simply buy a new bolt. It is standard metric hardware and is probably an 8 mm bolt with a 1.25 thread pitch but simply...
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2002 chevy Tahoe Transmission Mystery
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission utilizes a planetary gear set to obtain different gears when you select them on your shifter. The planetary gear set may have become stripped or broken and it will need to be...
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i have a 98 explorer sport sport 4.0 manual 5 speed after i get it out and the top off what do i need to do and look for to fix it
When you get the top cover of transmission off you should first check to see if the shift forks will move freely and shifter can move into each gear position freely. Then look inside transmission and see if you see...
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Need help identifying issue please!
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is possible the leak was starting to form when you were driving around the last couple of days. Automatic transmissions have a complex amount of components, seals, gaskets, and various passages for the...
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Automatic to Standard conversion
Hello, thank you for writing in. A swap like this can be complicated if you are not used to doing it yourself. This is something you may want to seek help with. The vehicle with the manual transmission has all...
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Think clutch is worn still starts but won't move and goes into gear recommendations
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are correct in thinking that there is an issue with the clutch. It may be that the clutch is going out, or it may be an issue with its master cylinder. It is...
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05 Jeep liberty wont roll
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having transmission or transfer case problems. We know the engine runs, but it's power is being lost between the engine and the wheels. An inspection of th vehicle is going...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred transmission filter removal
I'm going to assume you have the CFT30 continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are two filters on this transmission: a traditional internal filter and an external 'High Pressure' filter. To remove the internal filter, first remove the transmission pan. Then,...
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1995 f150 shaking during idle and shaking and jumping during acceleration
If the vehicle only starts to shake when getting above 35 then you may have transmission clutch or torque converter problems. Try to turn off overdrive and see if shudder goes away when driving and if it does then problem...
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My car won't move in drive or reverse the engine just rev up and that's all it would do
The first thing to check is to see if the shifter linkage is moving the transmission shift rod on the transmission. The cable end may be broken at the transmission and will not take car out of park even though...
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transmission not engaging correctly
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering the age of the vehicle, the transmission may need to be serviced. This would include a fluid and filter change. During that process it can be inspected for signs of wear and obvious...
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I have a 2000 subaru impreza outback sport and I want to put a new engine in it to get it running again. It had a 2.0 liter and I
Hello, thank you for writing in. The 2.5 Liter will fit into the vehicle which previously had a smaller displacement. When upgrading in size, you must expect that there are going to be minor issues along the way. As long...
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2006 VW Jetta with 150,000 miles just bought. Drives amazing at first but after 10 minutes it hesitates shifting. RPMs rev way up
Hi there. A problem like this could be due to the transmission needing to be flushed or something entirely different; ranging from a worn or damaged torque converter, internal transmission seals being damaged or even engine performance problems. I would...
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Hi, Could use a lot of help. I have a 2006 Audi A4, recently purchased. Just recently the PRNDS lights are flashing, had it tested
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having an issue with the TCM, or transmission control module. The issues you are having are classic of a TCM failure, and the issues will get worse. Unfortunately, there are...
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Shift lever wont go in park or other gears
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is possible the shifter cable or its related components are damaged. They are typically visible from the bottom of the transmission. It should not be hard to inspect that area if you can...
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2005 mini cooper s is parked and wont go into reverse gear. All of the other gears work except reverse.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The transmission may be having one of several issues. The shifter can become unaligned and need to be adjusted or replaced. The gearbox can also become damaged and misaligned, which also warrants them to...
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When I stop quickly then go to start the car hesitates then jolts forward
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to consider is your driving habits. If you are consistently braking hard, it can be rough on your brake system and you transmission. The jolt is the biggest cause for concern....
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I just put a junkyard transmission in my truck when I pulled the dipstick out before starting it it doesn't register should the fl
You said your vehicle has a manual transmission but I think you meant to say automatic transmission. You should make sure your transmission is filled before you start it with one quart at a time until you see some indication...
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2010 Dodge Caliber Engine High Engine RPMs
It sounds like your transmission may be slipping. When engine RPMs increase, but vehicle speed does not, that's a good indication of transmission slippage. The engine will sound louder when this happens because it's racing. Your vehicle has what's referred...

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