Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car won't move while it's in drive, 2nd or 3rd gear

asked by on

I was driving & as I was driving my car slowed down & as I hit the gas it started going in reverse on its on. Another driver told me to put it in 3rd gear & still no luck but when I put it in 2nd gear it started moving forward again. I drove it home & parked it. The next morning when I looked to see if it was doing the same thing it was & after about 5 mins of driving in 2nd gear it wouldn't move anymore. One person told me my transmission was going out & another person told me my sensors were acting up. Can u help me out please

My car has 126000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, this transmission is controlled by a...

Hello, this transmission is controlled by a computer. There are sensors for input information and solenoids are used to control outputs. What you describe sounds like an internal issue. If you’d like, a certified YourMechanic Technician can come to your location to evaluate this transmission issue. Please look at this web site for more information and service options.

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: Car stuck in gear, coasted, and quit - 2015 Fiat 500

Hello. For this case, unfortunately the dealer will need to verify the problem so they can fix something. The vehicle has had computer software issues but ones that may not pertain to this car. If you keep a log of...

Q: My car is overheating

Overheating can be created by many things: The anti-freeze condition poor Low coolant level because of a leak Coolant pump flow output low Engine internal failure The radiator externally blocked from airflow to cool the anti-freeze. Internal...

Q: Push starter making scratchy sound and starts after 2 tries.

Hi, thanks for writing in. This sounds like a different starter issue. A lot times when you have this situation, the starter has a bad spot in it and when it gets to that bad spot it is hard to...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...
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.