Q: Car not shifting out of first

asked by on

My car won't shift out of first gear.

There is a common problem with shift solenoids on these cars going bad. You should get a code on the computer if that is the case. I would recommend having the transmission flushed by a certified mechanic. They have a special system they can hook up and flush the fluid out of the torque converter and they will be able to examine the old fluid for a damaged transmission.

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 not shifting out of first

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: Horn won't stop when honked, panic won't stop when turned on

Yes, wrong parts and incorrectly wired circuits can cause this. The procedure to diagnose this relies on the factory wiring diagram. Basically, once the malfunction is occurring, you simply trace the circuit using a volt meter to discover where and...

Q: I'm am having issues with my truck when I get on the freeway. I can't go past 40 mph on the freeway.

Hi there. The EGR (exhaust gas reciculation) Valve needs to removed and cleaned out. If the engine continues to not drive faster than 40 mph, then I recommend replacing the EGR valve. If you need further assistance with your vehicle...

Q: Replaced the transmission with a 04 tranny and it shifts funny when I I'm coming to a stop. It's like a straight shift sometimes

Hi there. The problem is the generation of the transmission is different, meaning the wiring harness inside the transmission is different. However, the range selector will not cause the transmission to not shift to the lower gears. The newer version...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...