Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

Questions regarding automatic gearboxes, and associated parts such as torque converters

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Can I shift to neutral when driving? [on hold]

Many questions on if we should shift to neutral when at stop lights. But I've developed a habit to shift to neutral when going downhill or far away approaching a stop light to avoid unnecessary speed-...
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Both D and N light still on

I shifted in drive but the car won't move till I applied more gas while the the neutral light stills on. Both D and N indicators comes on. Need help here.
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Correct atf for 1968 Mercedes 280s

I need to fill a 1968 Mercedes 280s which has a slow transmission leak and I do not know the right fluid to use. The manual simply says fill with automatic transmission fluid, which isn't very helpful ...
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2000 honda civic dx transmission gears

So I recently changed the shifter cable. Problem is now when car is in park it's actually in neutral. I've adjusted the bolt and have turned the shift thing on the tranmission itself all the way to ...
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Speedometer crazy and transmission hard shifting 2004 Camry

I have a 2004 Toyota Camry with 118k miles. Two weeks ago, my car began shifting rough and the speedometer needle began bouncing erratically. I brought it to a mechanic and the ECM was reporting a ...
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BMW jumping to park at stop

My BMW X1 (2013, 2.0L Turbo) occasionally jumps to Park when I'm stopped at a light. It happens whether the auto engine start/stop function is on or off. I then have to put the car in drive again to ...
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Gear “--” on automatic Peugeot 207 CC

My partner recently had some issues with her automatic gearbox. When the engine first starts it briefly shows gear "--" before "P ". It may well have always done this but she's a bit worried because ...
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Are modern automatic cars supposed to not roll backward when on a slope while in Drive and engine idle?

I have an automatic Chevy Cruze 2013 and when I stop on an upward slope for a stop sign or red light, I need to press the brake pedal to ensure the car doesn't roll backward, if I lift the foot off ...
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Rough idle with aircon on

I have a honda euro auto transmission sedan. When I have the aircon on it idles very rough. My question is, would it be using excess fuel when idling and if so would it be using excess fuel when ...
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CV joint broken after brake repair, related?

On my front wheel drive vehicle I had all my rear brakes and rotors replaced. The following day my cv joint snapped, less than 10 miles driven. Could this in anyway be related to the repair? Or just ...
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88 ram 50 automatic not shifting right when moving

I changed the head and now it's not shifting as soon as it should winds up shifting into second at like 30 mph and I have to let off the accelerator any ideas, I looked and did not see anything loose ...
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Nissan X-Trail T31 A/T error when put it in manual mode

I have a Nissan X-Trail 2010 T31 with 138.000kms automatic, and when i put the gear stick in manual mode (sequential mode), nothing happens! I can't change gears manually. It seems to be disabled. In ...
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2009 Malibu hesitates when accelerating at first, then runs normal

My 2009 Malibu (LT, 2.4L v4, 140k miles) is having acceleration issues. It doesn't happen every time, but when accelerating from a stop the engine will run up to around 2300rpm then hang there for ...
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Can i Mix Recommended Transmission fluid?

I have a Suzuki Grand Vitara 2008 Model with a 2.4L Engine (Automatic Transmission) which has a recommended transmission fluid of Suzuki ATF 3317 or Mobil ATF 3309. I bought this car 2nd hand so I don'...
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Why do you use the “park” gear to park a car and not only the handbrake? [duplicate]

Here on the internet people just explain the difference between the two and how you should also apply the handbrake when it gets steep, but why is there even a parking gear in the first place when you ...
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2008 Subaru Outback mysterious lack of power

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback, 2.5L non-turbo engine, 4 speed auto transmission. The car has just shy of 200k miles on it. About 3-4 months ago, I thought I noticed a slight lack of power while ...
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Transmission fluid level when engine stopped, and when engine is just turn on, and when the engine is hot?

My car is a 1994 toyota camry LE 3.0. I just changed the transmission fluid today. I add the new fluid to the level up to the full (upper) level of the cold (C) range scale. I drive the car for 15 ...
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Electrical problem with a Toyota vitz 2009 automatic transmission

i have been having these issues with my car lately i will try to explain them as best as i can here are all the problems listed: the indicator lights work but disappears as soon as i put my feet on ...
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1998 4Runner Automatic Transmission problem

I attached a video of my 98 4Runner Automatic, I noticed my RPM would jump from 700-1900 RPMS when I let off the gas and then accelerate. Video Link Is this a normal operation of the torque ...
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Benz automatic transmission almost stalls engine when cold

i have a 1992 Mercedes W140 300se automatic transmission and v6 engine. My issue is that when i start the car in the morning and shift to drive and give it some gas, the engine shudders and feels like ...
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2011 Volkswagen Routan Transmission issues

2011 Volkswagen Routan SE Van (daily driver) gave a transmission code P0841: transmission fluid pressure sensor switch A. We had a friend change the engine oil and the ATF. They also changed the ...
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Suzuki Swift engine squeal

I have a 2006 Suzuki Swift 1.5 auto. with the following problem:- I've had a "squeal" from what I believe is the engine belts for 6 months now. Last January the belts were replaced by my garage but ...
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Does tiptronic transmission always use clutches?

Does tiptronic transmission always use clutches or dual cluctch packs? Or are they also built on CVT or other automatic transmission technologies?
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2001 honda civic RPMs dropped to 0, car stalled

Bought a 2001 honda civic about a week ago, put a new battery in it. It had very low idle, around 800. Driving at city speeds and suddenly the tachometer dropped to 0 and shortly after the car stalled....
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Can sealed transmission be adjusted

The sealed transmission on my Dodge 2010 Caliber seems to be slipping when I accelerate or try to accelerate up a hill. Can this be adjusted so it no longer slips or is a new transmission required.
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Nissan Primera 2004 CVT - starting issue

For the last 3 days I haven't been able to get my car to start, I can make the ignition crank over but it doesn't want to fire up. I do have an solid engine light going on the dash. Prior, last I had ...
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First time owning a brand new car - a few questions about automatic transmission and owning a new car

I just ordered my brand new Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 2019. My previous car was Renault Megane 2012 and honestly, it was great. It had automatic climate control, automatic wipers, was quite fast, ...
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Will it do any damage to the auto transmission if I manually rotate the crankshaft at Parking gear?

Car: VW golf 5 1.6 BSE with 6 speed auto(09G) transmission Purpose: Replace the timing belt Reason: Need to turn the crankshaft to match the TDC mark on camshaft pulley Thanks!
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is it okay to accelerate in gear 'B'?

I have a toyota Yaris 2017. All the gears I have are P,R,N,D,B. I don't know what really the gear 'B' stands for, but i think it means 'Engine break' when going in slopes to avoid using brakes all the ...
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2002 Honda Accord transmission shudder

My 02 Accord has started developing a shudder when the automatic transmission shifts from first to second gear. There is also a shudder when moving from Park to Drive. This shudder is also worse ...
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Should I repair my car immediately or wait for it to totally die?

I have a 2013 mazda 3 with ~90k miles on it. It's having some transmission issues (slow shift from certain gears, intermittent whining, hard shifts). It's been doing the slow shifts for like 50k miles,...
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I have a 07 equinox that is running high rpm(4,000 rpm at 45-50 mph)

I have a 07 equinox that is running 4,000 rpm at 45-50 mph. Rpm goes higher as I accelerate and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear seems to be running higher as well. It's running 3,000 rpm around 30 when I know ...
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My bronco is having transmission issues

I have a 1996 full-size bronco with a 351W and an E4OD trans. I’m having to tach up to or past 3k rpm it to shift. It does way better in higher gears and reverse. Also, when i drop it into 1st and 2nd ...
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2009 Hyundai Sonata sometimes kicks when switching to heavy gear while breaking

I have a very clean 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS that I bought June last year. It had around 59k on it back then and now has around 64k. I usually use it to commute relatively short distances in a small ...
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2008 V6 Accord tranny problems?

Problem has been consistent for over a year. When accelerating from a stop car seems to be out of tune with buckling. Had the car tuned and problem continued. If I shift with 1st then 2nd then into ...
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Honda 2.4 VTEC (2002 CRV): Throwing code P1259 after doing a lot of work on it this weekend

The upper radiator neck broke in half on our 2002 Honda CR-V (2.4 VTEC), which lead to some overheating. It was hot for about half a mile based on her story.. So this weekend I replaced the radiator ...
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How necessary is it to fully purge old fluid during a transmission fluid flush?

I see a lot of these videos on YouTube of folks pouring in several liters of automatic transmission fluid into their transmissions as they collect the increasingly cleaner and cleaner fluid that ...
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2004 Kia Spectra 1.8 Automatic - No Reverse

A 2004 Kia Spectra 4cyl 1.8ltr automatic Reverse was working fine one day then the next it no longer worked. All the other gears work fine and the transmission fluid level is where it should be. I ...
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Cause of Auto Transmission Failure

I have a 2003 Honda Accord v6 coupe with a 5 speed automatic transmission - code baya. I recently had the transmission fail on me extremely suddenly and left me stuck on a highway. I want to stress ...
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Could the OBD2 connector be used to switch gears?

What the title says, could I use an OBD2 code to control gear shifts in an automatic car? For example send an OBD2 code via a microcomputer like the Raspberry Pi. The car in question is a 2008 BMW e60 ...
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Nissan Xtrail 2006 NT30 Reverse not working (Slipping)

My Nissan XTrail NT30 (2006) 4WD Auto Transmission, all forward gears are working fine, but reverse is slipping. However, I can reverse fine on flat surface, but cannot reverse at all up hill. What ...
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Slow acceleration in first gear/below 20MPH (Saturn SC2 2002)

I am having a sudden problem with the first gear in my Saturn SC2. From a complete stop, and only when it is in drive, acceleration is very slow until I reach second gear/about 20 MPH. This takes ...
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When i step on the throttle, nothing happens, then after a second the car goes

My car is a 1992 Benz 300SE W140 Automatic Transmission, whenever i start the car and put it on D, when i step on the throttle nothing happens (the engine rpm does not increase) then after 1 second it ...
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Is it bad to use Auto Gold ATF DM in a transmission that only requires Dexron VI

I have put Auto Gold ATF DM in my transmission in a 2008 chevy impala that only requires DEXRON VI. On the back of the Auto Gold ATF DM transmission fluid, it says "not for use in automatic ...
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4runner wont shift out of first gear on an automatic

If i've takin the ABS out of my 2000 4runner will it cause to not shift? What I did was take a 2000 4runner sr5 4 wheel drive and took the four by transmission out and put a 2 wheel drive transmission ...
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Ecosport auto gear shifting without pressing break or shift button

I'm facing an issue with my new EcoSport AT. Earlier when I need to shift between any gear, I had to press the clutch & gear shift button (present on gear) simultaneously. But lately I've ...
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Why the tyre at near-side kerb makes noise when I balance on hill road?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model semi-automatic. When I stop at a road with slope (hilly), I apply my parking brake and switch my gear from A1 (automatic 1st gear) to N (Neutral). When I am about to ...
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Has forward gears but no reverse. Replaced transmission and its the same way

I purchased a 2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5l 5 speed automatic. The car needed a motor. Owner stated the transmission was fine. I replaced the motor. I had no reverse. Forward gears, but no reverse. I ...
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Loss of power / warning lights amber

I drive a Vauxhall Antara 2009 automatic. This morning I had just left home when I felt as if the car had lost power . When I looked at the dash four lights were on. Engine/transmission management , ...