Q: gear not working on D , L , 1, 2. Reverse is working ok

asked by on

gears not working on D , L , 1, 2. Reverse is working ok

My car has 300000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Transmission concerns can be tricky to determine. In your case, you could have a problem with the shifter valve body located within the transmission. It controls the flow of fluid to engage or disengage the different clutches that allow for gear changes. It’s also possible that you are low on transmission fluid. I would check that first. To have the fault diagnosed properly, I recommend having a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the shifting problem in person in order to pinpoint the cause.

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. gear not working on D , L , 1, 2. Reverse is working ok

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: Q: No reverse gear

Hello. If your car will not go into reverse, it is an indication that the reverse gear in your transmission has failed. This will prevent the truck from going into reverse. To fix this problem, the transmission will need to...

Q: Q: Car will not start

This is common actually when a head gasket is damaged. There are a few things that could be wrong including the piston compression, ignition timing, problems with the distributor or distributor cap, or misalignment with the timing chain. It's also...

Q: What is wrong with my car and how can I fix it? I know the gear is slipping but I don't know how to resolve it

When your internal transmission clutches start to slip from excessive wear then the only way to fix the problem is to rebuild or replace the transmission. Each gear may slip differently and some gears may not slip at all. Servicing...

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...
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...