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Q: Vehicle shifting by itself

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My truck is shifting on its own.

A: Hello. If your truck is shifting on its own...

Hello. If your truck is shifting on its own, that is a serious issue that needs immediate attention. There can be several causes for this including bad transmission fluid or loose shifter linkages. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, should complete a test drive and transmission diagnosis to pinpoint the problem.

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