Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Why my car sticks in gear

asked by on

I have recently got oil changed on my Audi auto box CTV. Since changing gear revs up to 4 sticks then then changes. Iv been told it's sensors on my wheels that's causing this. Other thing been told not enough oil on box and thirdly been told the computer issue not registering speed. But didn't have this issue prior oil change. So what would you think ?

My car has 125000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hey there. This maybe related to many diffe...

Hey there. This maybe related to many different transmission components such as a speed sensors, the transmission control solenoid or the module itself. The transmission control solenoid controls the flow of transmission fluid inside the transmission.

Every time a gear change is required, the car’s computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission fluid into the valve body to engage the correct gear. When this is faulty or not working properly, this can cause a delay in gear shifting or in some cases cause the car to not shift at all.

The transmission control module has various sensors, such as vehicle speed sensors, wheel speed sensors, throttle position sensors, turbine speed sensor, and transmission fluid temperature sensors that all direct information to it in order for it to perform its function.

If you would like to have a local expert check this, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to diagnose the shifting problem.

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: WHAT KIND OF MOTOR OIL DO I USE AND HOW MANY QUARTS ?

The V6-3.0L Turbo is diesel powered. If that is the vehicle that you have, the oil capacity is 6.8 quarts assuming you install a new filter and, of course, you should use a new filter. In all events, check the...

Q: Car makes a knock noise when going over pot holes or bumps also shakes when on the freeway

The noise over bumps is most likely suspension related. knocking sounds can be cause by worn ball joints or tire rods. Also, worn struts or strut mounts can cause a banging or knocking sound as can a broken coil spring....

Q: Regarding engine flush 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hi - by "system flush", I understand you to mean a flush treatment of the engine proper, to clean out oil sludge. An oil flush sometimes uses a product called Seafoam to do so. An oil system flush with your...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
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.