Q: Transmission not shifting

asked by on

My car goes in reverse but not forward i had my transmission filter changed but after so many miles it did the same problem as before.

My car has 221746 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside and uses this pressure to activate solenoids that cause the transmission to shift. When these are not working properly or when you have low transmission fluid, this does not happen which usually results in erratic shifting patterns, or in some cases no shifting at all. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Transmission not shifting

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: What is the auto power off function?

Your car might have a mechanical engine, but your accessories run on electricity (the engine actually needs electricity to operate as well). The battery is responsible for sending electricity to the engine during the cranking process, as well as for...

Q: Wondering cost for replacing a Lockup Solenoid on a 1997 Honda Accord, Diagnostic Code P1753 - car drives fine no slipping or shif

Hi there. The code you were given is a Honda / Acura specific OBD-II trouble code. It can be caused by Low transmission fluid level, dirty transmission fluid, torque converter clutch solenoid harness is open or shorted or a faulty...

Q: Car Won't Start and a dead battery.

Hi there. It sounds like it could be a starter problem. What happens when we insert and turn the key to start the car? We complete a circuit; from the battery, to the fuse, to the key, to the relay,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.