Q: Automatic transmission isn't shifting.

asked by on

The automatic stick shift isn't shifting. I was told by a mechanic, within the last year, that the transmission was okay. I'm thinking it could have something to do with the automatic clutch.

It is possible that the air actuated clutch is at fault but in the service manual there is a note the even though there is no adjustment to the shift linkage, excessive play due to worn parts or a loosely connected shift linkage to the inner shift lever at the rear of the transaxle can cause hard to no shifting issues. A linkage joints should be lubricated as well. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, like one from YouMechanic, to inspect the shift linkage and inspect the actuation of the automatic clutch.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Automatic transmission isn't shifting.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How Long Does a Clutch Slave Cylinder Last?

The clutch slave cylinder is part of the hydraulic clutch system that includes the hydraulic slave cylinder, master cylinder and metal, and plastic or rubber lines from the master cylinder to the slave cylinder. The slave cylinder may be mounted...

Q: Car ran fine. I parked it and this morning it has a misfire in cylinders 1,3,4.

This is a common question. We often want to assign an event like parking our car or filling our fuel tank to a specific failure. More often times than not, this is just a coincidence. My response to such a...

Q: Q: Car not starting.

Hi, there are three things you car need to start Air/fuel, compression, ignition. If one of these things is missing the car will not start. I would recommend having a technician come out and test these systems for failure. Most...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.