Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Possible transmission issue?

asked by on

When i bought the car the lady told me her mechanic said the transmission was going out. Ill be going down the free way or through town its happened on both occasions and itll jar then its real slow on takeoff like its getting no gas but its fine after going 35+ like maybe its stuck in a gear? is there an alternate solution if this is the problem other than replacing my transmission.......or could it be something completely different?

My car has 162050 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: HI. This does sound like a transmission pro...

HI. This does sound like a transmission problem and there are things you try before replacing the transmission. The first thing you could do is flush the transmission fluid and a transmission additive that helps with poor shifting. This may bring the transmission back to life and give it the power it needs when starting off. The valve body or shift solenoids may causing this issue and they can be replaced with out replacing the transmission.

I would also have a complete diagnosis done to the car as well this problem could also be related to the engine or a bad sensor in the engine. To avoid any unnecessary repairs, I suggest you have a certified technician from YourMechanic come and diagnosis your acceleration issue.

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 won't start - Nissan Altima

You may want to also check a few other things, such as fuel to the injectors, spark plugs, or ignition coils. You could begin by removing a spark plug after cranking it to see if it is wet with fuel....

Q: When im on road i accelerate,it goes but slow and not go any fast

The most common cause of loss of power with this engine is a possible problem with the MAF or mass airflow sensor. The sensor is known to not calculate the barometric pressure correctly and cause a low power condition. This...

Q: I have 1996 Camaro and want to change the motor

Hello there, the 3.8 engine from your 1996 Chevrolet Camaro is an entirely different engine from the front wheel drive 3.8 engine. The engines are similar in displacement and size but with one being for the Camaro and the front...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.