Q: Whining noise when I hit a certain RPM? Jerks while driving?

asked by on

While I am driving my car, if I get up to 2.5 RPM it starts to make a whining sound and if I go to a higher RPM it just gets louder and it won't change gears like it should and I have to either let off of the gas for it to change gears or accelerate harder. Also, while I'm driving, my car jerks and sputters and seems like it's going to break down. Can anyone tell me what this might be? And how much it would be to fix it?

My car has 172000 miles.

The problem sounds like the transmission is not shifting. This can be caused by several possible causes. You will need to have the computer tested for stored codes to see if it points to the transmission or other possible problems. These vehicles are known to have transmission failure problems and would need additional diagnosis.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Whining noise when I hit a certain RPM? Jerks while driving?

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: 2007 Honda Accord not going into gear

You seem to be having a hydraulic (fluid transfer) issue here. The leak may be in the slave cylinder, master cylinder or the lines and hoses that move the fluid from each part to the other. Look for leaks under...

Q: My 2010 jeep compass is burning alot of gas...can u tell me what it is....the engine light not on

There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...

Q: Rear transmission seal leaking

This is a common problem with your vehicle. It is just a matter of replacing in order to fix your transmission fluid leak. I would have one of the mechanics at YourMechanic assist you with this repair. They will be...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...