Car won't accelerate in drive but will in 1 or 2 slowly a...

Q: Car won't accelerate in drive but will in 1 or 2 slowly and it will accelerate in reverse. ll in 1, 2, and drive?

asked by on August 14, 2017

My car is not leaking and no the transmission light did not come on. It will not go in drive. Motor sounds good. When I give gas in drive it does not go forward. When in 1st or 2nd it goes slow and it goes in reverse.

My car has 106100 miles.

It is possible that you could be having internal transmission issues. These issues could be mechanical (if something is bent or broken), electrical ( a shorted wire or disconnected circuit), or hydraulic (a restriction in fluid flow). I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified transmission specialist in order to diagnose the exact cause of the issue. It is possible that the transmission will need to be disassembled in order to properly diagnose this problem.

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

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

Vent system malfunction

It is highly unlikely that these two issues are related. The issue you are likely having is that the mode door actuator has failed. The mode door actuator controls the mode door which will move in different directions to block...

Crank seal leaking

Hello! I suggest getting a second opinion of the source of the leak, because a crank seal will not leak a fluid other than oil. The leak may be from a transmission seal, which is located almost "face to face"...

My car is making a thumping sound every time the tire rotates and I can feel it on the steering wheel.

Two things instantly come to mind here based on your description. The first is that you may have a broken belt inside one of your tires. The constant thumping sound during driving can also be caused by failing wheel bearings...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick Verano
The The 2012 Buick Verano is a near luxury sedan that is affordably priced with lots of technology and comfort that comes standard. The interior is covered in leather with a rich variety of colors. The legroom in the front...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist
Buick Buick has entered the hybrid market in a big way with the 2012 Buick LaCrosse eAssist model. It has all of the same great looks and features that you would expect from a luxury sedan from Buick. However, the...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Towing Light Loads
Towing Towing is tricky business and depending on the weight you’re dealing with, it really determines what vehicle is best for you. If it’s light loads you’re looking at towing, we’ve put together a list of the top five cars...