Q: Transmission started shifting very hard on first gear this morning

asked by on February 26, 2017

Took the car out this morning and when we come to a full stop I have to hit the gas pedal 3-5 times before it starts moving and when it does it jumps hard. What's wrong exactly? And how can I fix it myself?

My car has 285000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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Hi there. It is possible that the transmission is not your problem. If the vehicle is hard to accelerate, it could be cause by a fuel system, ignition system or drive train component failure. Due to the fact there are so many possibilities, the best advice we can offer is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is slow to accelerate inspection to pinpoint the source of your issue.

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