Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car may have gas leak

asked by on

The car may have a gas leak, and it shifts too easily into reverse instead of second gear.

Hello. If your car may have a gas leak, a technician can inspect the gas leak issue. Most of the time the leak is in one of the rubber sections of the fuel line. As for the shifting, if you cannot get it into reverse, then the shift linkage may be binding. It is common for the linkage to become dry and corroded at its joints and cause this issue. A mechanic would typically get the vehicle in the air and see if they can move this linkage by hand. I would get some help from a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to inspect the shifting issue your vehicle is having.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car shifting high when foot on gas pedal

Transmission sensors are usually just to measure vehicle speed and sometimes rpm. I would think that a hydraulic or mechanical  transmission issue would be a more likely cause considering the symptoms. I would first start by checking the transmission fluid...

Q: My car started smoking and antifreeze leaked out all over the place. Now it wont hold antifreeze so i tried pouring water into the

Claimed by Kevin Gainer

Q: Smell gas

This vehicle may be leaking from the fuel pressure regulator; GM has issued a recall for the regulators not having a proper seal. The leaking you describe may, or may not be related to the recall. If the leak is...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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...