Q: Car went out of gear at a traffic light - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

asked by on

while sitting at a red light the car seemed to go out of gear. It drove fine before that,no slipping or anything . It still has reverse but now when i put it in drive and give it a little gas it will start to move forward, what do you think the problem could be?

My car has 126000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there. Many different faults will cause your 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt to lose forward gears. The most common is low transmission fluid, transmission leak, shift solenoid, torque converter, or shift linkage.

A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose why your vehicle does not move forward and make any repairs required to resolve the issue.

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 went out of gear at a traffic light - 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

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: Hello i have a high idle in the morning when it warms up acting like its going to die

This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...

Q: Idle rough when engine warm.

There are a few possible problems that could cause these symptoms. It could have a failed coolant temperature sensor, which reports the temperature of the engine to the engine control module. The engine control module uses this info to determine...

Q: Carburetor issues

Too many intake cleaning solutions at one time often cause more harm than good. The carburetor fueling may be the problem where the engine gets plenty of air, but too little fuel and stalls. I recommend having an experienced technician...

Related articles

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...
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...