Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Random transmission slipping?

asked by on

Hi, this happens randomly but when it does it is like his, I take out the car from my garaje (from cold engine), use it for like like an hour or so and everything works perfect, then I leave the car in a parking lot, return to the car later, wich is still warm, but when I put it in drive, the car shakes and when I reléase the brake it does not move unless I accelerate wich does not happen when I leave my garage(releasing the brake allows the car to move freely without accelerate). next, everytime I stop I have to accelerate because it is like there no power tough the rpm seems normal and if I change from neutral to drive the car shakes. I arrive home and turn it off. The next day I start the car, put it in drive, no shaking, reléase the brake and the car moves normally. I do have a check engine light. before this light, this failure was a lot worse, once it did not even wanted to move despite I accelerate harder, then the check engine light came on and stay on. thanks

My car has 59850 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Sounds like you have a fluid pressure probl...

Sounds like you have a fluid pressure problem which could be related to an internal solenoid to the transmission, low fluid, or a bad torque converter/fluid pump. An engine/transmission code scan with an advanced scan tool is needed in order to help further diagnose this problem in particular.

I’d recommend having a certified mechanic diagnose your Check Engine Light, from the scan we can figure out what exactly the issue is and make a necessary fix.

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: Hi Tim, Question on Sway bar

Hi Sam. Thanks for the reply. Please fill out this form to provide you with an accurate price quote for replacing the stabilizer bar links(sway bars) on your Ford Windstar. One thing however is that I strongly recommend having the...

Q: Can someone let me know the difference between two parts for the Intake Manifold Actuator. I am getting a code P1004.

Hi there. The part number 4593839AB is referred by the Mopar dealer specific manifold actuator part. The part number 68166449AA is referred by the Chrysler dealer specific manifold actuator part. The two parts are the same, but the difference is...

Q: Air conditioning clutch is not engaging unless I bypass the relay.

It does sound like an issue with the pressure switch. When the switch fails, the compressor will not come on. Bypassing it turns on the compressor, which changes the pressure and allows the system to work. I would also check...

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 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...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...