Q: Car slips and grinds

asked by on

After driving a while, my car begins to have problems. I hear grinding noises. When I first start the car and put it in drive or reverse, it bolts on both. It also has trouble changing gears. What is causing this to happen?

A: The <a href='https://www.yourmechanic.com/a...

The fluid level in the transmission may be low. The fluid level needs to be checked and topped off. If the fluid level is correct, then the CVT transmission may need to be replaced. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic or service center to check this issue and service your transmission fluid if needed.

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: Need to replace clutch but also looks like bell housing cracked around the starter to transmission?

Hello there. Clutch replacement in your 2006 Dodge Dakota is a large job. To replace the clutch, many components such as the transmission and driveshaft must be removed. If you are unsure at all about doing this job, it should...

Q: Motor shakes

Hi there. Sounds like you might be having multiple issues. Because of the safety concern with the steering wheel locking and the limited amount of information, I am going to suggest you not drive the vehicle and seek help from...

Q: Grinding when I turn.

A number of things could cause this issue. Something near your brakes could be bent slightly causing the rotor to rub against it during hard turns. It is also possible that the wheel bearings have failed and the hard turn...

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...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.