Q: Transmission filter clogged

asked by on

I think my transmission filter might be clogged.. The car stops and will not reverse.

If you haven’t changed your fluid in a while this is possible. The most common cause of a clogged transmission filter is clutch debris. That much debris means terribly worn clutches. Since it is only reverse that is not working, I doubt that it is your filter and it is more likely a worn band or clutch pack inside your transmission. In either case usually a rebuild will be necessary. I suggest seeking the assistance of a mechanic to properly diagnose the issue.

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. Transmission filter clogged

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: How Do Transmission Filters Function?

A transmission filter is most commonly a thick, flat, paper element that is enclosed inside a plastic housing. The filter housing sits in the bottom of the transmission fluid pan where it is fully submerged in transmission fluid. The transmission...

Q: My 1996 Honda civic won't start

Hi there. It is very possible that during your under the hood ground wire procedure, the connection was not correctly completed; which can cause additional electrical systems to appear to be faulty. In general, when a car doesn't start, it's...

Q: Constant thud noise while trying to go forward in first gear

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2011 Ford Mustang. It would pretty hard to diagnose this without conducting a visual inspection. Since you said the transmission fluid is okay, have the transmission checked to see if you have...

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...
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.