Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission slipping at low speeds

asked by on

Hello, I need some advice related to the potential transmission issue I've been having. At the dealership, they told me everything is fine. However, I experience tranmission slipping at low speeds, from 15 to 25 mph. It happens both during acceleration and downshifting at these low speeds. Is this normal? Please give me some advice. I appreciate your help.

Transmission issues such as this can be caused by something as simple as low transmission fluid. I would first recommend checking the level and condition of your transmission fluid as low fluid levels are one of the main causes of transmission slippage. Other possible causes would include faulty shift solenoids, internal transmission damage, or excessive metal shavings in the transmission fluid. I recommend having your transmission inspected by another professional for a second opinion. Transmission slippage is not normal on any vehicle and should not be taken lightly. Continuous driving with this symptom could result in further transmission damage.

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

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 you know if you need a whole throttle body compared to just cleaning it or replacing sensors

I would recommend cleaning and replacing the sensors first. Generally, throttle bodies do not need to be replaced completely, but rather just need specific parts related to them replaced. I would also recommend checking the mass air flow sensor to...

Q: Trouble shifting from Park

The shifter linkage may be worn and in need of replacement. Sometimes, it is just a bad bushing, and other times, the mechanism assembly needs to be replaced. The only way to tell is to have a complete inspection of...

Q: Compatible anti theft system to replace

The only system that would be compatible would be another 1999 Cadillac Eldorado and this would not work since it would only be programmed to work for that vehicle. You would need new parts from the dealer and have it...

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...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...