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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 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 engine, into usable power that can turn the wheels. There are two common types of transmissions...
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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Transmission shifting
The transmission control module has various sensors such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed sensors, throttle position sensors, turbine speed sensor, and transmission fluid temperature sensors that all direct information to it in order for it to perform it’s function....
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car wont shift out of first gear.
Hello, the concern you have I strongly advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical...
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Transmission does not shift properly
This may be a result of low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control module has various sensors such...
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Transmission over temp
The shifting problem you are having may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the...
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Was told that the battery is causing the electronic throttle control to not allow the transmission to go out of first gear
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Any automatic transmission can fail with a bad power supply. The technician may not be wrong, but it may be more in-depth than just a bad battery. If you are not noticing any other issues...
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At oil temp light flashing
Hello. Yes, your warning light will illuminate when the automatic transmission fluid is low. The transmission is one of the components that will turn on a "check engine" light. The reason you are low on transmission fluid may be the...
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I have switched the iss and the oss and it still has problems what els can it be?
I need more detail on your problem, but it sounds like you are having transmission concerns. If the input and output shaft speeds are not correct and the transmission control module is throwing codes, you may have an internal transmission...
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Change electrical shift solenoid A p0753
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Transmission light is on
Hello. An illuminated transmission light is a sign that the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's transmission. This can happen for a variety of reasons and is likely related to the delayed shifting problems you are experiencing. A...
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Vehicle does not move when put into gear
A vehicle that won't move in any gear indicates either the transmission is low on fluid, or there is an internal problem. The electronic transmission controls can essentially be ruled out. The 4F50N transmission found in your vehicle has some...
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Car dying and lights on
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Lets start by discussing the dead battery. When the lights were left on, the battery was drained. After jump starting it and allowing the alternator to recharge it, the battery should be fine. Have you...
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Car vibrates after cv joint replacement.
It would be best to have a new part installed rather than using second hand one. The old one my have had problems they tried to fix by adding grease and using the cable ties, but the part is now...
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Car won't go forward when it's on Drive.
Hello, the concern you have I strongly advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical...
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My car won't engage 1st gear 2006 Audi A4
Hi there - I believe the problem is more likely with the 1st gear set in the transmission. If the clutch works in one gear, it will work in all gears. While a bad flywheel would cause the vibration and...
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Transmission takes awhile to go into overdrive
Hello, the concern you have, I advise not to drive. The issue needs to be addressed, the vehicle will become inoperable. The automatic transmission has 3 systems; electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical. What describe could be an internal mechanical failure...
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Hesitation backing up
Hello. The symptoms you describe can commonly be caused by transmission issues as well as a variety of other issues. If the issue only appears to occur with reverse gear then it may be possible that there is an issue...
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When I put it in drive it wont go but when I reverse it will. The transmission oil is brown. What might be wrong?
If your transmission fluid has a brownish color and a slightly burnt smell to it, this may suggest it is time for it to be changed. It could be just that the fluid is very old and no longer protecting...
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Will not go into gear
Your vehicle doesn't have a conventional transmission oil dipstick. The transmission fluid level and condition has to be checked using a rather lengthy procedure - too lengthy to describe here - but it is documented in the Factory Service Manual....
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No reverse and will not down shift.
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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The car does not move
This problem would need additional information to diagnose it for you. I would recommend getting the computer scanned for codes and then the codes pinpoint test done to see if it is a computer sensor failure or check fuel pressure...

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