Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I think my cars transmission is going out

asked by on

So I'm not sure what problem my car has and I've already put a lot of money into it so I don't want to do another repair, rather just get another car. So when I'm driving and normally speeding up my car starts to shake and almost grind, only way I can really describe it. To make it stop I either take my foot off or push the gas more. This also happens when my foot is just on the gas, not speeding up but keeping an even speed. When I first got the car it would do this but worse and even slow the car down. Got it fixed now it's not so bad. Also takes a while to get up to speed and rpms always go really high. Also lurches into gears. Asking so I know whether to scrap it or if I have a chance selling it. Thank you.

My car has 193000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. Grinding noises at high speeds could...

Hello. Grinding noises at high speeds could be related to wheel bearing or transmission issues. This type of problem may be difficult to diagnose without test driving the vehicle to determine whether or not it is worth fixing. A certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the noise and advise you on the appropriate repairs.

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: Alternator making noise

The charging system would need to be checked to see if it is charging, or killing the battery; the alternator is most likely the cause. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come by and...

Q: Brakes jerking - 2015 Buick Encore Automatic

You may consider having the brake pads changed with some non-Buick pads (i.e. aftermarket). Based on the number of complaints on this issue, General Motors seems to have a mismatch on brake pad material with this model. This will, unfortunately,...

Q: truck will not reverse

This could be caused by a shifter linkage mis-adjustment, or possibly internal transmission damage. Unfortunately, YourMechanic does not do transmission repair. I suggest having a reputable local transmission shop perform the repair.

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 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...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...