Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Random shifting in and of neutral position

asked by on

There are some transmission issues that happen randomly with my car. It would shift in and out of neutral. Then the engine would make a banging noise and the car would run fine. Then it would happen again. What could be the problem?

Hello. If the noise is only heard when shifting gears it is likely that you have a worn transmission or engine mount. I’d recommend getting some help from a certified technician who can diagnose your shifting issue firsthand and inspect mounts to ensure that the rubber dampeners are still in place to support the component as it is designed to hold.

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: Blinking of ESP and ABS activation with auto-braking on bumpy roads on a 2002 MI ML320

You've got a problem with the speed system on that car and those things are very complex. What you'd want to do is watch my video "fixing insanely complex modern cars," and you'll see how complicated your car is. ...

Q: Should the green part under the battery in the smart key slide out or should it be glued in the key?

Hi there, thanks for writing in. I found this great YouTube video on how the key fob comes apart. It shows that the green chip board will slide out, if done carefully. Hope this helps and good luck!

Q: Engine slows, shakes, clicks, and quits - 1993 Mercedes Benz 500 SEL

Hi there, thanks for writing in. The fuel pump relay is located in the trunk on the right side below and to the right of the computer module. I recommend replacing the relay first after checking connections for any corrosion...

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...
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...