Q: Transmission stuttering and slipping

asked by on

My transmission stutters and slips when I accelerate or turn.

If you haven’t checked your transmission fluid level I would start there. Low fluid level can cause this as it sloshes around in the oil pan when you accelerate and turn. Low fluid level will also cause the transmission to overheat causing internal damage to clutches making the condition worse. If you do find the fluid is low or need assistance in checking it i suggest giving a mechanic a call, such as one from YourMechanic, to help service your transmission fluid. The mechanic can check the level and look for any leaks.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Transmission stuttering and slipping

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: Transmission overheating

Hi, sounds like the the transmission is either low on fluid or the fluid is not being cooled through your radiator correctly. I would recommend having the vehicle inspected by a qualified technician to diagnose your car's overheating issue and...

Q: My 2004 Nissan pathfinder stalls when I stop at a stop sign or red light or just to turn it feels as if it barely wants to go wha

There are several problems which could cause this behavior. First thing - if the Check Engine Light is illuminated, get the problem codes which are set, causing the Check Engine condition. Problems which might cause stalling without setting Check Engine...

Q: I have to push the accelerator when I crank up my truck up to keep it from turning off

Depending on the engine maintenance that has been done on a regular basis you may need to have a diagnostic check done to check the condition of the ignition system, fuel system, and the computer sensors for an issue like...

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...
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...
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...