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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 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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I have a 07 Saturn ion 2 and my car it won't move all gears work but it just want take off I need help please
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first assumption we make when the vehicle does not move while in gear, is that the transmission fluid is low. Start by checking the level and the condition of the fluid. If it...
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Transmission fluid filter.
There should have been a transmission filter visible after removing the pan. The filter does not look like the conventional type of transmission filter, there is a filter screen bolted to the transmission. The old screen can be removed and...
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2011 Ford Fusion won't shift gears.
The first thing to check would be the transmission fluid level. If the fluid level is low from a leak, this may cause the transmission to slip and when revved to higher rpm it may jerk when the line pressure...
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My car will go down the road but rpm runs around 4 won't shift do you think it's just low on fluids
Hello, thank you for writing in. Low transmission fluid will absolutely cause the issues you are having. Checking the level and condition should be top priority, and if you have not changed the fluid and filter yet, consider doing so....
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CAR WIL NOT MOVE WHEN IN GEAR
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first place to start is to check the level of the transmission fluid. If the level is low, then the hydraulically controlled transmission will not reach the pressure it needs to perform. With...
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I have a Audi A3 2009 2.0 and when I press on the gas it doesn't go anywhere.
Typically when you have a vehicle where the engine is running and a transmission range has been selected and the vehicle does not respond to the range selected, you can have a slipping transmission or a loose or broken linkage...
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Transmission leaks.
The ONLY fluid that belongs in the transmission is the proper transmission fluid recommended by the manufacturer. Never use transmission stop leak to try to slow or stop any fluid leaks in the transmission. The only way to properly repair...
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Rough shifting. Manual trans.
If the synchros inside the transmission are worn badly, this can also cause grinding when trying to change gears as the synchros help to slow or speed up the internals for the next exchange for a smoother shift. Your concern...
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My car revving up like its in neutral but its in drive and it is hard to gain speed.
The symptoms you have are typical of a transmission problem. It sounds like your transmission may be slipping and this can happen due to worn internals or too low a fluid level from a leak. The transmission fluid level and...
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I have a 98z chevy pickup, first thing in morning I cranks it up I hear bubbling noises in beater coil. When I put It in drive it
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are likely dealing with two separate issues. If you are loosing coolant that quickly, then you need to check for any external leaks in the system. If there are no signs of leaking,...
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hole in casing of transmission by where it connets to block
It sounds as if the clutch has come apart, or the transmission internals have encountered a problem. In either even, it is most likely that the transmission will need to be replaced. It will really need to be inspected to...
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MY car will not move after running for a mew minutes, engine just revs.
In this situation, I would have the transmission fluid level and condition checked first. Your symptoms sound like the fluid level may be low and once the fluid starts to circulate through the transmission, there isn't enough for the hydraulics...
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Transmission.
In this situation, I would have the transmission fluid level and condition checked first. Your symptoms sound like the fluid level may be low and once the fluid starts to circulate through the transmission, there isn’t enough for the hydraulics...
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My RPM fuage keeps randomly jumping up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Automatic transmissions work primarily off of solenoids that control hydraulic fluid pressures in the transmission, which then control what gear you are in. You should start by checking the level of the transmission fluid,...
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How do you put a 1996 Dodge Dakota 5.9 360 motor in a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with a 4.7 in it or a 4.0?
Hi there. You will have to swap the engine and transmission as a unit with the computer and harness to the other vehicle. There will be a need to fabricate engine mounts if the old mounts will not mount up...
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Need a replacement transmission?
Hi there. In short, it is highly unlikely that you need a new transmission. The OBD-II trouble codes you listed tend to indicate that the transmission is experiencing difficulty shifting to those gears due to low transmission fluid or the...
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Firestone said I need to replace the left-outer tie rod ends. But, I'm not noticing any of the signs mentioned for this problem.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the issues you are having, the only way to confirm the issues is with another inspection. When it comes to the shifting issue, you want to check the transmission fluid level. If it...
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My BMW won't turn, I just hear click, click and the fuel pump grinding after push Start button? Do you have experience work with B
Hello, thank you for writing in. You may have drained the battery while you were working with the shifter. If this is the case, you need to charge the battery, jump start the vehicle, or replace the battery. If the...
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05 ford explorer 4.0L 6 cyl will go into gear but even if i floor the gas the suv will not move at all transmission was rebuild 8
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will exhibit these symptoms when the transmission fluid is low. You will want to start there. If the fluid is full, then you will want to turn your attention to the torque...
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Swapped transmission and installed new clutch kit now car wont start.
Hi there. Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if it is unplugged. If the crankshaft position sensor is not plugged in to the harness, then the sensor will keep the engine from starting. A camshaft position sensor will try...

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