Q: Transmission slipping

asked by on February 02, 2016

The transmission in my car is slipping.

Normally when I hear this complaint I check the level of the transmission fluid while the vehicle’s engine is running and the transmission is in Park. While checking the level I would inspect the oil that came off the dipstick and smell it to see if it’s burnt, suggesting a burnt clutch pack. Have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect and tell you what your best options are.

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

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

Modify 4 speed transmission to 6 speed.

Unfortunately, undertaking a procedure such as converting an existing 4 speed transmission to a 6 speed transmission would be a task that may exceed the cost of the car to undertake. As you may know, your transmission is a complex...

What is the best fix for a catalyst system efficiency below threshold (bank 2)

Trouble code P0430 is for a catalyst on the drivers side. The sensor after the converter may be bad and not responsive enough or the catalyst itself may be bad. The catalyst should be replaced if the converter rattles, there...

I think I got ripped off by my auto mechanic

From what you've described you may have blown the head gasket when you overheated the engine. The shop pressure tested and repaired the leaking hose but the engine may have already gotten damaged when it initially overheated. If you want...

Related articles

How Long Does a Transmission Filter Last?
Your Your transmission filter is a very important component in your vehicle, because it’s the front line of defense when it comes to keeping contaminants out of your transmission fluid. Most automobile manufacturers recommend a transmission filter change every 2...
5 Signs Your Car Isn't Shifting Correctly
Improper shifting is a sign of car transmission problems. The solution might be simple or complex, but get it inspected to avoid expensive repairs.
What Causes a Car to Stall?
You trust your car. You may not think about it, but you believe that certain functions will occur without fail. You may be aware...