Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car sluggish and wants to stall in 2nd gear.

asked by on

The car is starting. When it gets to 2nd gear, the RPMS shoot way up. Then it starts to get sluggish, slows down, and slowly starts to shut off. Also, we cannot hear it go into gear, and we hear a plate or something moving underneath the car.

A: Hi there. From your explanation of the prob...

Hi there. From your explanation of the problem it sounds like you are experiencing the onset of a transmission failure. A mechanic would drain the fluid from the transmission and inspect it for metal or debris in the fluid which would indicate a serious failure. If the engine is actually turning off and stalling then you may have an issue with the fuel system. I would get assistance from a certified transmission shop that specializes in this type of vehicle.

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

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: Car klonks out at the lights.

Very frustrating to have your engine die unexpectedly. It sounds like you may be describing that your Volvo won't idle. This can be caused by a dirty throttle body or idle air control. They can be inspected and cleaned by...

Q: How do I shift gears in S mode?

Even in S mode, you may want to shift into a different gear. You do this by moving the gear shift away from you to upshift or towards you to downshift. The initial range is either a 4 or 5,...

Q: Engine revving when I pump the gas

There are a multiple list of components which can cause your issue. Your vehicle is particularly known to have throttle body issues and engine vacuum leaks. A diagnostic needs to be performed with special tools to correctly determine the issue....

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...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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...