Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: when I'm driving down the road about 45 and let off the gas my rpm drops and the car act like it's in nuetral. at 2500 it goes

asked by on

When I'm driving my car it runs good at town speed but ,on the hwy it acts funny. When I reach 45 and up and let off the gas my rpm drops out and acts like it's in nuetral. But when I give it gas it won't pull untill it hits 2500 rpm

A: It sounds like what you are experiencing is...

It sounds like what you are experiencing is transmission related. I would want to check the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) level and condition. It may be low on fluid.

You may smell burnt fluid if the trans has been slipping. If you can feel, and hear, the engines rev up but no forward motion until higher rpm, that is definitely due to a transmission problem.

If you'd like a second opinion, contact a certified mechanic who can diagnose your driving symptoms and service your transmission fluid if necessary.

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

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!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: replaced rear engine motor mount and transmission shift is not engaging

Thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet HHR. From what you've described you'll need to check the shift cable to see if the cable is attached to the transmission and bracket. It may have come loose when you lifted the...

Q: Especially when cold, I notice shifts in low gears on my transmission

Hello. If servicing the fluid and filter did not help, then it may be possible that the transmission is worn. If any of the clutch packs that the transmission uses to shift wear out, they may slip and cause harsher...

Q: Won't start

Hi there, thanks for writing in. An engine that will not start can mean there is no fuel pressure, no spark, bad spark plugs, or something else. If you have no fuel pressure, then you may have a fuel pump...

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 to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
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.