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

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Towing a rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral

Can you tow a automatic rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral with the engine running without damaging the transmission? For a short distance.
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Automatic gearbox query

Thinking of buying a new/nearly new car (Focus/Golf type or compact SUV) with automatic transmission. Been reading up on auto boxes and note there are lots of different types and that some are more ...
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2011 Chevy Malibu will not reverse

What does it mean when ur car won't reverse but the other gears work? How do I fix it?
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2003 Pontiac grand prix

I'm having an issue with my car. When I drive it starts off fine for a few seconds, I let off on the gas pedal and the speedometer will instantly drop to zero. When I lightly push on the gas again the ...
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Chrysler 300C transmission won't shift directly from Drive to Park

My 2013 Chrysler 300C cannot shift directly from DRIVE to PARK. It stops before PARK but will go to PARK from REVERSE as well as from NEUTRAL. Why?
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Gear shifts to Neutral while driving and apply brake

My automatic transmission car gear changes to Neutral when the brake is applied while driving. This lead the car to stop for a while and I have to wait for about 10 minutes before I can able to shift ...
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Two problems, not sure if they're related. 2008 Hyundai Sonata RPM issue and starting problem

I have a 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 4-speed automatic with 175k miles that's been taken care of it's whole life. Just yesterday as I was accelerating it got to about 23-2500 RPMs and it slightly jerked ...
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Car starts and goes into gear but doesnt move

I have a 06 Lincoln ls now for a while the car wouldn't always accelerate initially hitting the gas but then it would and the car would jerk. Well other day I'm driving and it completely stopped ...
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Honda Odyssey (2002) proper troubleshooting of code p1751

Code is accompanied by rough shifting when cold. If I drive hard when its cold it will go into limp mode. If I take it nice and easy until its good and hot it seems to shift fine. I've been searching ...
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Coolant got on engine

Hi I forgot to put radiator cap on my 05 dodge durango and my car is reading a miss fire in cylinder 8 I replaced it but reading the same thing and its making a ticking noise
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Automatic transmission reverse problem

Have a 1999 Honda Accord ex 6.0. Auto transmission. My wife was driving the other day on freeway when her radiator blew a hole smoke came threw the dash so she panicked and turned car off and went to ...
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Why would my car be dropping in revs when in gear?

I have a 1998 ford Fairmont Automatic and recently got it back from the mechanics but have noticed it starts to drop in revs when in gear, and tries to stall. it's fine in park though.
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Putting an engine in gear with engine off - automatic

I'm going to be replacing the timing chain guides on a 2007 Nissan Xterra soon and am running into a bit of a hiccup. There's a tool one can buy that bolts onto the flywheel to lock the engine in ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SES Doesn't Move

On my way to work, my 2003 Ford Taurus decided it wasn't going to actually move anymore. Some Context It has been having some transmission trouble for a while now, jerking when I first accelerate (...
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I have 1999 toyota avalon and recently when the ignition takes to keep holding the more then usually and when i drive around the lights flicker

I took to the mechanic recently and told me it was air suction was lose stop for a week and then start again same problem
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What could be causing my transmission to slip?

Three days ago when I was leaving the store, I started up 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Ls and it wouldn't reverse. I tried to move forward and that wouldn't work either. When I switched from drive or ...
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My Pontiac Sunfire goes in gear with no problem but will not budge

It starts just fine idles fine but eill not move at all its a 2002 pull on my yard. Parked it went back out to leave and wouldn't move. The gearshift seem to be looser than normal.
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Should transmission pan bolts require re-torquing after first couple drives?

I recently changed the transmission fluid, filter and gasket on an old (1986) Chrysler 5.2L v8. Initially there were no leaks, but after a couple highway drives (about 50 to 60km each) it started ...
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1983 Chevy Midas motorhome engine question

My mother was driving her motorhome to a campground the other day. I was following behind her in our car. About 2 hours in, there was an "explosion" of some kind. It was massive amounts of white smoke ...
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No gears after serpentine belt replaced

After running car hot after serpentine belt broke, i replaced it. But now i dont have any gears! Reverse or drive or first or second? Could it be as simple as adding transmission fluid?
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Peugeot 607, automatic gearbox, unable to change from D,R,Parking when warm

I'm the owner of a Peugeot 607 with automatic gearbox, everything seems to work correctly when the car is cold, but when the car is warm, i'm unable to change from D-R, R-D, or Parking - D,R, if i ...
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My truck change its gear at higher RPM (15-18 sometimes 20) what would be the reason for this?

My truck (MAN TGX Tractor Unit) has an automatic transmission RPM goes for like (15 to 18 sometimes 20 when changing the gears mainly with a heavy load (35 Ton) on its trailer other trucks does the ...
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2000 Honda Civic automatic transmission issue

Please help! I have a 2000 Honda Civic ... car starts and runs fine but when I put it into drive or reverse. The car acts like it’s in neutral and only revs the engine but will not make the car move ...
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Automatic Car engine cut off while driving

I got a Peugeot 407 2006 (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION), and it has cutoff/stalled 3 times and I am trying to figure out what's wrong. First time engine cutoff/stall: After applying the brakes and coming ...
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Can a bad rear differential hurt an automatic transmission?

I have a bad rear differential (one of the driveshaft seals is shot, and almost all the oil is gone), and I was wondering if this can affect my automatic ZF-6HP26 transmission.
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2011 Subaru Impreza (Automatic) Slipping when shifting uphill

My car has been having a hard time shifting when I accelerate a lot, mainly when I am driving uphill. It seems like it is slipping. There is also a burning smell from time to time I notice when I have ...
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Odd Auto Transmission Issue - 2002 4Runner 4WD

I have a 2002 4Runner (the V6) that sits for a few weeks at a time between uses (I live in coastal FL). If I haven't started it in a while when I put it into Drive the gears don't seem to engage ...
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vw polo vivo 1.6 2006 model gearbox problems

my vivo doesn't engage higher gear when its uphill till I get at the other end of the hill,it would just drop in speed and rev and pick up after a few seconds then drop again and gain till am done ...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5 l sedan automatic transmission sport mode

I see the green light on the dashboard that says sport but don’t know what it is and whether it should be on all the time. I also don’t know where the button is to turn it off either. This car is ...
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How Can I Determine How Much Transmission Fluid To Add to My Truck When The Dipstick doesn't seem to be correct

I recently bought a 2001 F-150. The first time I checked the transmission fluid level, it looked like it was overfilled but the filler tube mount had rusted off and I figured it wasn't accurate. Last ...
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2010 Volkswagen EOS stuck in Park

I have a 2010 Volkswagen EOS only summer driven. I parked it in November 2017 and went to use it last week after sitting for 6 months and the car will not shift out of park (automatic transmission). ...
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Citroen C2 VTR refuses to shift down in some scenarios

So far I've found a lot of issues concerning the Sensodrive but nothing really specific to my scenario. At certain times it refuses to switch gears from 2nd to 1st, it'll try about 5 times (5 clicks)...
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Leaving automatic gearbox in N while parking to prevent damages

I'm living in a country where it'so common to push or hit other cars while parking. P position in automatic gearbox creates a solid lock and any push or hit will directly reflect to the gearbox. Due ...
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Clk320 rpm spike jumps ?

Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me out by telling me what’s going on. So I drive 2003 Mercedes clk320. I got the transmission rebuild about a year ago but today I was at a stop and I ...
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How to prevent automatic transmission damage when towing a heavy load without the towing package

Automatic transmissions without an oil cooler and no transmission fluid high temperature warning indicator can be damaged towing heavy trailers. What can be done to get around needing the towing ...
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Toyota Gaia 3s 4wD .when brake pedal depressed park lamps come on

As I start my car the dashboard illuminates without turning on the park and head light switch. Also the handbrake warning lamp goes dull/dim but not totally out when I releases the handbrake lever. .I ...
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Why don't automatic transmissions include Neutral in their range?

I have read the claim that modern automatic transmissions cut fuel to the engine on downhill stretches, thereby making it more fuel efficient to go down a large hill in drive than in neutral. However,...
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98 Lincoln Continental cuts out when trying to engage passing gear

Okay so here is my problem. I have a 1998 Lincoln Continental 140000 miles. Starts up and idles fine but when on the interstate or going uphill or just when you need more power, in general, it cuts ...
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Chevy Silverado 1991 /w no reverse

I have a Chevy Silverado 1991 with a 454 engine (6.4 liter) and has a 4l80e transmission. The last couple months shifting in reverse was a problem. You could hear the normal sound of it shifting but ...
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Using Automatic Transmission System to Notify Manual Transmission Car Drivers of when to switch gears?

I am brainstorming ideas for a school project and am considering building an app that can determine which gear the car is currently on and when to switch to which gear (on stick shift cars). This ...
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Transmission /Engine

Just bought a 05 Nissan Altima 125,xxx miles. Runs good sounds good. Just did an oil change and wires. Only thing is at about 40 MPH it starts doing this weird thing when accerlating or not ...
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Ford E250 slams into 2nd gear when hot

This is a 2000 Ford E250. The transmission slams into second gear when hot. I pulled the valve body, and the accumulator seals and piston appear to be good. The 1-2 valve also seems fine. Any ideas?...
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2014 Chevrolet cruze, grinding noise when shifting into 3rd gear

I have Chevrolet Cruze 2014 hatchback Eco, automatic. I've noticed the following issue: In each ignition, the first time the transmission transmits into 3rd gear it makes a subtle grinding noise ...
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Nissan X Trail 2001 engine RPMs increase, but vehicle does not accelerate, has no power

2001 Nissan Xtrail. After driving for more than 20 minutes, the car seems to have less power. The rpm will go way up, but the car is slow. Rpm can go near the redzone, yet I’m still driving at 10-...
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How do the latest automatic transmissions match the efficiencies of manual gearboxes?

Most people know that for old or even somewhat old cars, manual transmissions are more efficient. Recently automatic cars have become almost as efficient or even as efficient as manuals. I was ...
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Recovery from stripped starter threads in engine block

I have a 2004 Honda CRV and slightly stripped the the aluminum block threads as I tightened the new starter down for the top bolt. Now when I try to tighten it, it won't "grab" on to the threads and ...
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P0705 transmission code on Saab 9-3 SE

This is a Saab 9-3. Transmission code P0705 for "Transmission Range Sensor A Circuit (PRNDL Input)" has come on twice so far when the car turns on. It really screws with the gear changes: The first ...
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2007 CrownVic Transmission slips when engine is cold and loses power in turns

I have an 07 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. It has around 100000 miles and ive had it a year. Lately it has started to die when I make a right hand turn. What I mean by that is my foot will be ...
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'92 Hilux moves with gear in Park

This is a 1992 Toyota Hilux Surf Turbo Automatic. Just a quick question, chasing a fault on a Hilux: won't start off the key went through all fuses, relays and wiring, replaced old bushes in ...
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06 Mazda 3i 4 cyl

Was put into neutral and when put into drive heard a bang and the driver side wheel sounds like it’s getting stuck or hitting something 🤔