Q: Car jerking when switching gears

asked by on

The AT light for the automatic transmission is coming on, and the car jerks when I switch gears.

The illumination of a dashboard warning light means that a vehicle system has detected a fault. In many cases, the vehicle can be scanned for fault codes and data concerning the system. Your symptoms lead me to believe that there may be a failure regarding your automatic transmission function, which may be caused by something as simple as a sensor, or as serious as a failing pressure solenoid inside the transmission. Have a certified mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, run a detailed inspection to diagnose the source of your AT Light, and recommend the best path to repair.

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. Car jerking when switching gears

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: Intake camshaft needs replaced according to my Audi dealer.

If you vehicle is slipping a bit when accelerating, that is not the engine's intake counter balance shaft nor the engine's camshaft, but rather the transmission clutches are not pressurizing all the way or the clutches are worn. First check...

Q: Popping noise while shifting manually on a 2004 Volvo XE 90

Leave it alone. That's a Volvo. I'm amazed it still shifts decently as old as it is. Because they have horrible automatic transmissions. I would just say leave it alone and don't ever mess with manual shifting on a Volvo....

Q: Q: Car keeps stalling

Hello. It sounds like your problem lies in the fuel/air mixture going to the carburetor. If the fuel/air mixture is not accurate, the idle needs to be checked with a vacuum gauge and adjusted to the proper idle and vacuum...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...