Q: Issues with the transmission while accelerating at low speeds

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Hello. There are some transmission issues on my car. The gearbox is automatic. I checked the fluid already as well as the engine oil. The issue starts happening during acceleration at very low speeds of 10 mph on average. It would start revving for a couple of seconds and hesitating as if it is shifting gears. After that, it would gather some speed and accelerate. The engine is 2.4-liter turbo. Do you have any idea what could be causing this? Thanks.

Hello. It is possible that the first gear in your transmission is slipping. There could be other transmission parts that are slipping as well. Additionally, the car’s turbo or turbo components could be faulty. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, come and inspect your transmission and turbo system in order to pinpoint the source of your problem.

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