Q: My car won't move into drive I have to go into second or first gear get up shifts

asked by on

My car won't move when I put it in drive I have to go in to first. And then I have to upshift

My car has 147000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2006 Chevrolet Impala. I would first start by making sure the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, there is a solenoid that is activated to allow the car to go into gear which can sometimes be faulty. I would suggest checking and potentially replacing this. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose and repair the shifting problem if you need further help.

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. My car won't move into drive I have to go into second or first gear get up shifts

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: Location of coolant temp sensor

The ECT (Engine Coolant Temperature) sensor is mounted directly in front of the exhaust port for cylinder number one, right next to the exhaust manifold. It is mounted on the head, on the left side of the motor on the...

Q: When recently parking, I selected reverse gear on a manual car and It moved backwards and all of a sudden it started to make noise.

Hi there. It sounds like the reverse input gear has ground off and now the high gear which is for direct drive of overdrive is engaged. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help...

Q: No crank related to shifter cable?

If the cable has stretched, the position at the transmission, and the position shown on the shifter may not be the same. If possible, disconnect the cable at the transmission. Then shift the transmission to neutral by hand. Once this...

Related articles

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 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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...