Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission acting up.

asked by on

My transmission would not shift one day and let the car in 1st gear up to 4000 RPMs. After playing with the gear shift, I got it to work again. I am afraid this might happen again and would like to get the problem, along with a few other concerns, checked out. I did not have any Check Engine lights come on when this happened.

I would have the car checked out by a transmission specialist. You may have a bad shifter or shifter cable.

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 shift from Park

Hi. Many automatic vehicles are equipped with a park lock that prevents movement of the shifter if the brake pedal is not applied. This lock can experience a failure on its own, or the lock may not release because of...

Q: location map sensor?

Your MAP sensor is an integral part of the Mass airflow sensor. This is why you could not find it. This mass airflow sensor is connected to the air filter housing between the throttle body and the air filter housing....

Q: Bluetooth works engine off

Hello. EMI (electromagnetic interference) is electromagnetic energy that is passed through electronic devices. EMI is disruptive and can affect bluetooth devices and/or your GMC Safari's electronic system if not properly shielded. This is not a common problem, but it is...

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...
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...