Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car struggling into gear

asked by on

My car struggles to get into gear.

A: Hi there. If your car is an automatic with ...

Hi there. If your car is an automatic with high mileage, it may be due to internal transmission wear. If the fluid was not changed on a regular basis, this will cause a premature failure. The fluid in Honda vehicles is a special fluid, so the proper fluid needs to be put back after a service or the transmission will fail prematurely. Low fluid levels due to a leak can also lead to low oil pressure. This in turn overheats the transmission and causes internal damage. A qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, can inspect shifting issue and suggest an appropriate repair.

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: Gears not engaging

A transmission not engaging into gear can be the result of an electrical, hydraulic or mechanical problem. This is likely what you are experiencing with your Monte Carlo. Since there are many possible leads for this issue, I find it...

Q: Transmission

This one is very tough to say what is going on. I personally haven't worked on a Mitsubishi Outlander so I don't have any experience with this particular symptom. I suspect this would be the case for many of us....

Q: How do I protect CDs?

Your music CDs provide a convenient way to carry music with you and play it through your car’s radio. However, you need to protect those discs. Don’t leave them lying around the car, or they could be scratched and become...

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 Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...