Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My motor sounds like it is forced.

asked by on

The faster I go the louder the engine sounds. It almost sounds like its going to pop. It has been like that for about a month and has been getting worse. It starts sounding forced when it reaches 20 miles per hou . The gears do change but you never feel the click. The oil has been changed on time . please help.

My car has 75005 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. It sounds like you have a transmissi...

Hello. It sounds like you have a transmission that is slipping from the description you are giving. Some things that should be checked when experiencing slipping symptoms are the low or dirty transmission fluid, clutch problems, failing shift solenoid, or worn out gears. I suggest having a mechanic road test and scan the vehicle for failure codes to try and isolate the cause of the noise and advise you on the appropriate repair.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Window motor problem

The window motors on the LeBarons can fail in the drive area which is made from plastic gear and other plastic mechanisms. A replacement window motor may be necessary to restore window operation, although there are replacement parts available to...

Q: Noise at rear tire

The noise you hear may be from an object that got into the tire or you have another problem; if a tac or nail got into the tire, you may hear a tapping noise every time the tire goes around....

Q: Transmission acting up

The vehicle may need to have it's computer reprogrammed to improve the shifting performance of your transmission. The manufacturer has a technical bulletin available to reprogram the system correctly for your particular vehicle. It all depends on what exactly is...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
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.