Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car jumps into second gear

asked by on

My car is having transmission issues. When going into second it jumps a bit. The engine light came on, and I was told it was a torque converter celluloid.

A: Hello. It very well can be that solenoid, b...

Hello. It very well can be that solenoid, but that is not too common. Many times this is caused by bad engine or transmission mounts. If they fail, the engine and transmission can move and cause this jump. Since the Check Engine Light is on I would typically scan the computer for codes. This will give me a starting point since it is a problem that the computer is seeing. From there, I can determine if it is the mounts or if it is a sensor or internal pressure or shift solenoid. If you are planning on having this repaired, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose and repair your shifting issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: power or electronical

The alternators job is to keep the battery in your Jeep charged while everything else runs off of your battery power. If the Jeep cranks but does not start, the problem is going to be a lack of fuel and...

Q: My car is harsh shifting, it jerks and it doesn't go more than 20 m.p.h but the problem comes and goes.

Harsh shifting and loud clunking with the gear changes on the road can be linked to the components mounting the engine and transmission assemblies or something related to the suspension or brakes. A technician can check the condition of the...

Q: Problems with shifting.

Transmissions can be totally destroyed inside and not shift or it could be something simple such as a speed sensor if reading erratic. The only way to tell is to have the system thoroughly checked by a certified transmission technician,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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...