Q: Whenever the gears shift it jerks why

asked by on January 18, 2018

Whenever my gears shift it jerks for some reason

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi John. Thanks for sending your question to us tonight. Quite often a clunking or jerking motion while shifting is typically an indication of a fluid obstruction in the hydraulic lines of the transmission. However, it can also be caused by loose transmission or engine mounts, or even a torque converter that is slipping. The best way to have this correctly diagnosed is by having a professional mechanic complete a test drive, so they can replicate the symptom and determine the best solution.

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