Q: Rough transition to overdrive at 55 to 60 mph.

asked by on

At approx. 55-60 mph when, I believe, the transmission shifts to overdrive and rpm's drop to 1500, there is a slight tug or rough transition.

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. There could be a problem with the torque converter clutch staying on while the transmission is shifting into overdrive. This will cause the gear to grab hard and make a sudden jerk. Try manually shifting the transmission and before you put it into overdrive let off the throttle and then see if the jerking is still present. If the jerking is gone, then the converter clutch solenoid is not working and would need replaced. If you need further assistance with your transmission not shifting properly, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Rough transition to overdrive at 55 to 60 mph.

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: Will a bad wheel bearing cause a transmission not shift into overdrive

If the wheel bearing is mechanically “seized” or so hung up that it is preventing the wheel from turning reasonably smoothly, then yes of course the vehicle might not be able to accelerate enough to reach the shift points. But,...

Q: Engine and electrical system pulsating

Hello, Quite often, electrical system surges are caused by damage to relay components. If the fuel pump or ignition system relay is damaged, it may cause the engine RPM to rise and fall or cause the pulsating symptoms you're experiencing....

Q: Will not shift past first gear at about 20 mph. What is causing this? 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Sport V6 3.2l

Hello - the lack of an upshift from 1st to 2nd could be dirty, burned fluid or clogged filter, or a failed Shift Solenoid "A". Low fluid level and low electrical system voltage can also make the transmission misbehave as...

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...
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...