Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Transmission went

asked by on

I took my car to pepboys for an oil change yesterday. I get into my car today and try to go to the store no transmission. My car was running perfectly fine do you think they did something wrong????

My car has 200000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It would be difficult to say whether or not...

It would be difficult to say whether or not anyone did anything to cause your transmission to fail, without anything to base a conclusion on either way. It could just be a matter of coincidence. The transmission may have failed "today" whether or not the oil was changed "yesterday". The vehicle is 15 years old with 200,000 miles according to the information provided. Based on that alone, the transmission could have gone "today" or lasted another several thousand miles. Without actually seeing the vehicle to determine if anything looks like it may have been tampered with, I couldn’t say there’s anything that could have been done during an oil change to cause a transmission to fail. Have a local transmission specialist check inspect the transmission for a more precise examination.

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: Problems shifting gears

It sounds like your 2002 Honda Passport may have an issue with its gear selection sensor. This sensor provides information to the powertrain control module as to which gear the vehicle is in. If this sensor is giving false...

Q: I have white/bluish smoke coming out of the exhaust occasionally. I have no power loss and it happens infrequently.

I suggest you study the smoke and try to recognize a pattern. It might mean that you have to spend a lot of time looking in the mirror, so try not to be unsafe. If you are having a problem...

Q: I do not know if my battery or cables are bad.

Hello, thanks for writing in. It is possible that the cables are bad internally. Over time they will form corrosion inside of them that will cause this. Most of the time the problem is the battery though. I typically have...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.