Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: my trans malfunction warning light came on and 1st and second gear is slow. what can i do

asked by on

my trans malfunction warning light came on and 1st and second gear is slow. what can i do

My car has 115000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

When a module illuminates a warning light, generally there is a fault code that accompanies it. there can be many reasons for the concern like a low fluid level or a failing internal transmission component. Fluid leaks are common as vehicles age.

Have the fault code pulled it may tell what’s going on. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to properly diagnose your warning light and address the problem from there. Good luck.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • my trans malfunction warning light came on and 1st and second gear is slow. what can i do

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: I think tranny

The answer to your question about going with a new transmission or getting it rebuilt is a common question. The answer is that you most likely will only be able to get a rebuilt transmission and not a new one...

Q: Open door warning on the dash

Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Ford Flex. The small door ajar switch in one of the doors is sticking and will move after it warms up. The switch should be replaced in the door it is...

Q: Engine misfiring - 1996 BMW 750iL

Your BMW should have OBD II diagnostics (based on your model year), and this fault should illuminate the "Check Engine" light on the dash. Have a professional mechanic like a certified technician from YourMechanic inspect your vehicle for wiring issues...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.