Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My car won't shift into third gear.

asked by on

I took my car mudding last night and got it stuck in some water and had a friend pull me out. Now my car wont shift from 2nd to 3rd gear and will just rev up but nothing happens. Before I went mudding my while driving the rpms would jump around a little bit but nothing too major to cause concern. Any help would be appreciated.

My car has 174444 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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: Can i swap à 4.3 chevy blazer four wheel drive into my 4.3 gmc Jimmy two wheel drive? 1995 Chevy Blazer

Hi - yes, the engine will bolt up, although some swapping of manifolds, accessory mounts, etc. may be required. The bigger issue is compatibility with engine electronics, which will include the transmission controller. Your are best off if you can...

Q: No fuel pressure at the rail. Changed the pump, filter and pressure regulator. Could this be electronic or the cpi unit?

Hi! I'd suggest performing a voltage drop test at the fuel pump connector. That will verify that you have good power and ground at the pump. You could also put a new fuel pump relay in it, or swap it...

Q: Transmission trouble shifting -1998 Plymouth Voyager

Hello. Try replacing the transmission control relay in main junction box. This is a possible cause of the code P1768. The P0700 code should not pertain to your vehicle and may be an erroneous code. I would try the relay...

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 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...