Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Heat and transmission i think

asked by on

My heat wont come on unless i hit a bump and when i do it barely blow heat. Also my car wont shift wen its supposed to i even put fluid in it j still same results

My car has 23339 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi...if the heater is not turning on, or the heater operation is intermittent, the recommended diagnostic is a heating inspection. During such an inspection the certified Mechanic will look at all the possibilities, such as blower motor or duct faults, the heater control valve and of course heated coolant flow through the heater core and the control valve. Rest assured, the fault will be identified and a repair strategy will be explained. With regard to the transmission, most are automatic these days, but regardless of the type you have, if you schedule a hard to shift transmission diagnostic the certified Mechanic will perform the necessary tests to see if this is a simple linkage issue or an internal issue involving, for example, shift solenoids, the valve body, transmission clutch packs and pistons or any of the other basic transmission components. You should probably repair the transmission issue first because that is most essential in terms of having a running car. Then, of course, repair the heater.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Spring thaw starting issues 1988 Pontiac Trans Am

Hello - your symptoms suggest a problem with idle control mechanisms, most likely the idle air control valve, or a dirty or malfunctioning throttle body. Also possible are dirty/gummed up injectors as well. I recommend a stalling at idle inspection...

Q: Heating

This may be the result of a leaking heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this warm coolant to heat the...

Q: My car cranks but wont start

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a couple of different issues happening here. The erratic fuel gauge readings may be a result of a faulty fuel sending unit. The fuel gauge sending unit is a small float type...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.