Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission is not responding when I put it in gear. All gears act like neutral.

asked by on

Transmission responds for like a min or 2 then it just feels like the car is in N stops responding & it be like that in all gears only thing I could do is put it in park turn the car off for a while then its back to working for a like another 2mins then stops again what could it be? Transmission ran fine before shifted fine & no jerking or anything I'm confused..

My car has 146000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. ...

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. It sounds like the pump pressure switch is overloading and causing a mass dump. Check the wiring harness to the transmission and see if there is power to the harness. If there is power, then check the pins on the transmission for continuity and see if any of the pins are really high. I recommend replacing the pump pressure switch in the transmission.

If you need further assistance diagnosing your vehicle, then seek out a professional, such as one from YourMechanic, to help you determine what is wrong with your transmission and replace the transmission oil pressure switch if needed.

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: When I start the starts right away but when I put gas it does go it will go like 10mph I donot know what wrong with it

Hello. This can be caused by a few things. If the engine is revving fine but the vehicle does not move then this can be a transmission failure. If the engine is not really even revving well then it may...

Q: Strange noise coming from speakers

Hi there. Sometimes a buzzing sound can come from your car speakers when the phone rings due to radio frequency confusion. Essentially, the radio is picking up a signal from your cell phone which creates the buzzing noise. The other...

Q: Car not coming out of reverse

Your shift cable is likely jammed, frozen, or broken. A visual inspection can verify which one is the cause. An inspection from a qualified technician, such as one from Your Mechanic, can help you diagnose your vehicle and, if necessary,...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...