Q: Would there be something wrong with a 2005 Chrysler 300c if the gear doesn't shift till about 5-6 RPM?

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I was thinking about buying a 2005 Chrysler 300c, but when I was test driving it the gear didn't shift till it got to almost 6RPM. Is that normal?

My car has 151000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This can be caused by a few things such as low transmission fluid, a transmission vacuum leak or a faulty transmission control solenoid. Modern automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. 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.

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