Q: The transmission seems to go into neutral when I stop ,then I turn off the car then restart and I can go again until I stop

asked by on

Auto trans goes into neutral all of a sudden when I stop,I turn off car ,then I can go until I stop again,I have to keep turning off the car and restarting it ,is my transmission bad or do I need a sensor or something?🚗😕

My car has 157000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. If it starts working fine once you restart the car, then chances are it is not the transmission failing. Most of the time, this is caused by a valve sticking in the valve body. They tend to get caught by debris or because the valve body has warped. I usually remove the valve body and inspect it. Once it is clean, if everything seems to function fine, then I reinstall it. If not, then I replace it. You really should have a transmission specialist take a look at it.

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. The transmission seems to go into neutral when I stop ,then I turn off the car then restart and I can go again until I stop

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 they test the alternator to make sure it needs to be replaced?

Hi There, It sounds like you may potentially have a faulty voltage regulator or alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to the battery resulting...

Q: Ruined ECM

Hello. If your issue is a ruined ECM, then it is likely that the ECM merely failed, or that a wiring issue caused it. Code 12 indicates that the computer is ready to communicate codes to you. If no codes...

Q: How do I turn off the passenger airbag sensor when using a child restraint?

If possible, children in child restraints should be seated in the rear seats. However, a child restraint system can be used in the front seat as long as the airbag is turned off. The passenger airbag sensor should not detect...

Related articles

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...
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.