Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission

asked by on

Feels like transmission jumps or slips when u get up to 55mph but higher or lower its fine

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hey there. I would first recommend checking the transmission fluid to be sure it has the proper amount of fluid in it. Low transmission fluid can definitely cause slipping. Also, check to be sure there are no Check Engine Lights on. If there are, I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the codes registered by the car’s computer which will indicate what the problem is.

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: Hard throttle bucking

If the split seal on the air intake is after the MAF (Mass Airflow Sensor), it will cause this problem. When you give the motor a lot of throttle, a much larger amount begins to flow into the motor. This...

Q: can a chevy colbat take premium gas?

You can put in premium fuel. It would be a waste of money unless you have a chip tune or other mods that require the higher octane fuel. The fuel will not get rid of an engine mechanical knock but...

Q: transmission slipping - 1997 Ford F-150

Hi. I would start by taking it in to have the transmission power flushed first as this will remove any debris from the inside of the transmission. Over time, fluid and additives lose their potency. Unlike simply draining and replacing...

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...
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...