Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

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

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Cracking sound when steering at low speed on Peugeot 508

When I start steering when car is turned on I hear cracking sounds, what can it be?
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Can I shift the AT gear while on handbrake without using the brake pedal?

Probably I will seem a bit silly, but still. I have Toyota Corolla 2006 with automatic transmission. Today, after the ride, I was curious to see how the motor behaves on different gears. Car was ...
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Automatic transmission slipping in gear under low load

2007 Mazda 6 with 74k miles: Car has a six-speed automatic transmission. While driving at low engine loads, especially in higher gears (5-6) the transmission feels like it is frequently slipping the ...
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Audi A4 B9 oil for automatic transmission

I want to change the oil on a Audi A4 B9 2015 2.0TDI 150HP FWD automatic transmission. How many liters go into automatic transmission and what type? I received the owner's manual in german but it is ...
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What is “transmission slip ratio” and is it normal to have anything other than 1.0?

I got a 5.4 Ford econoline 1998 edition. I got me a odb2 code readin app with the bluetooth on it... and I also paid extra to unlock the premium Ford specific data... all kinds of stuff in there. In ...
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Do Check Engine Light Codes get Stored in ECM if the check Engine Light turns off on it's own?

I have a 2010 corolla with 166k miles on it. I have never had any major issues with the car. This past Saturday I drove about 300 miles and just as I was about to get home I got 3 lights that turned ...
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Does healthy transmission fluid temperature rule out all transmission problems?

I got me a 5.4 Ford v8 1998 Econoline van. Ever since I done slapped a new radator in her, I been gettin awful paranoid about the transmission. You see, this van is heavy duty and the transmission ...
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Whats the best way to clean this wheel up?

I purchased this wheel on ebay because I was instructed it was balanced, but needed to be cleaned. The seller told me it was a mix of body filler from the orange-red,chrome still on it and the black ...
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700R4 Lockup Torque Converter? Lockup Solenoid? How do I do it? Kit Only?

I used to have a lockup TC in my 700R4, I recently needed it rebuilt & when it was placed back into vehicle they used a non-lockup converter. Now it seems to run hot, especially at higher speeds &...
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Torque rating of 8F35 and 8F57 transmissions

What is the maximum torque those Ford transmissions can handle? Bonus question: new 7-speed auto in a Ford Focus ST mk4 is based on one of those two with a 2nd gear removed. Does it keep the torque ...
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Camry 2004 6 cylinder ATF type?

Can ATF type III (H) used as transmission fluid for camry 2004 6 cylinder?
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Can i use Honda CVT fluid in a Honda ATF transmission?

I have some Honda CVT transmission fluid left over from my previous car (2007 Honda Civic). My current car does not have a CVT, but an ATF transmission instead (2004 Honda Civic). I know its bad to ...
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transmission replace or rebuild?

I'm new here, I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I have an 06 Dodge Charger R/T and the transmission quit recently, I got a quote from edwards transmissions and engines and ...
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Can I bypass my transmission speed sensor and install a different type?

I'm working on a 1998 Nissan Frontier XE King cab automatic transmission 2 wd The vehicle speed sensor (vss) is located on the side of the transmission near the back. It has a two prong electrical ...
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Engine feels sluggish sometimes

1998 Nissan frontier 2wd xe kingcab 4 cylinder automatic transmission Sometimes it feels slow to accelerate, like it's not getting gas, or like its not in the right gear, and the shifts feel a little ...
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Grand Cherokee 2006 Laredo Transmission issue

I have a 2006 Grand Cherokee Laredo with issues with the transmission. It was working perfect and with no issues and after one day, I started the car and shifter is moving ok and selecting the right ...
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RAC in UK insisted on towing a automatic vehicle [duplicate]

I have a 1.4 TFSI Audi A3. The RAC in the UK insisted on towing it? Could this have caused further damage to my vehicle?
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Honda rev-limited at 4k RPM, automatic transmission won't shift into 5th gear, no CEL

I have a 2010 Honda Accord EX-L, with the 3.5L V-6 engine. 230k miles, all highway, so I'm still breaking her in. At the beginning of the Corona shutdown, I replaced the timing belt and water pump. ...
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all dash warning lights came on, barely driving

My vehicle is a 2009 Chevy Equinox. My engine was knocking a couple weeks back and flashed on every warning light i had. Doors stared locking and unlocking on their own and the shifter button was ...
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2007 Mercury Mountaineer won't shift automatically, able to drive on manual gear 1 only

I was on the way to work this morning when I suddenly noticed that my car (automatic transmission) won't shift up from the first gear anymore. This also happened a few weeks ago and, thinking it may ...
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Can I tow an automatic car if the engine is on

Can I tow an automatic car if the engine is on? Broken down due to low transmission fluid (possibly I am getting a sensor error). Is it possible to tow the automatic car about 5 miles at a low speed ...
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Nissan transmission test port - M10x0.9 thread?

2004 Nissan Xterra automatic transmission. Was trying to install an Autometer Trans Temp into the fluid pressure test port... realized that OE test port plug bolt is M10 x 0.9 thread?? Never even ...
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Automatic transmission car shudders when stopped

I have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2003 automatic transmission car. When it is in drive mode and stationary (brakes pressed) the engine starts to vibrate. Could anyone be able to let me know the how to fix ...
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DSG 7 speed auto gear box: Can I move the gear stick from D to N while going down hill or coasting then back again, all while moving?

I have a 7 Speed DSG gearbox Golf Plus, Mark 6, 2012, TDI. Will it harm the gearbox / transmission to move the gear stick from D to N while going down hill or coasting then back again, as a matter of ...
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Car Tuner w/amp power isolation

I want to put a power switch to my car tuner and amp that will allow the unit to be on when the car is off. The current setup uses a hot lead from the fuse panel that taps to the key switch power feed....
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Risk to parking pawl while loosening lug nuts with car jacked up

With a car jacked up (tires is in the air), automatic transmission in park, and the emergency brake disengaged, can really cranking on lugs nuts damage a parking pawl? Scenario I was removing the ...
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2002 sunfire - should I change trans fluid

Got a 2002 sunfire from my dad with 103K on it. Now 111K. Never had trans fluid changed - should I do it or not ? Manual says not needed unless rough service - While in my dads care it was easy ...
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Automatic tranny, reverse died during cold snap

The vehicle is a 2005 Chevy Classic 2.2L four cylinder. It starts and runs, or ran and drove, fine down to -15-20° F up until recently. With a few days of -30 and -40 temps, the car, even after 30-45 ...
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1998 honda civic lx automatic transmission

I am having issues with transmission. It was working fine and this happened with No kinda of a warning. I left my job and drove about 1/4 mile and stopped at a stop sign, when I pulled away it shifted ...
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Transmission clunk & car shake (stationary, on cold start, switching into gear)?

Vehicle 2004 1st gen Xterra, automatic transmission. My transmission is making an audible 'thud' or 'clunk' and making the whole car shake when switching from P to R, from R to D and back, etc (...
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Electronic Pressure Control, EPC

In short, the question is: How the EPC affects an automatic transmission? I'm planning to build an automatic transmission controller module, TCM for 4F27E Ford transmission. So far I haven't found an ...
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Transmission fluid for 2012 rav4 4 cyl

I am looking for transmission fluid for a 2012 rav4 4cyl that is sold in Canada. I have come across this Castrol Transmax fluid that is sold in Canadian Tire. It says (zoom in on the picture) that ...
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Will downsize from 215/65R16 to 205/60R16 cause any issues?

Left front tire blow out. Due for new tires and decided on decent used matching set. Drive home had vibration like balance. Technician said the wheel was not damaged. Also noted the size difference ...
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Will reversing while in drive mode on an incline cause damage to an automatic transmission?

Our garage has an incline, meaning with the parking brake disengaged, the car can roll out without any external force. My father takes advantages of this and rolls out of the garage often without the ...
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94 Suburban 4x4 4l60e no reverse/ overdrive

94 Suburban 1500. Has no reverse or any other gear with the TCC plugged in. Unplugged the TCC and I can manually shift through the 4 gears and do 90 plus mph. So it's an electronic issue. Any guess??? ...
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RPM low in D and R, on a hill the car is sluggish, on a very steep hill the car won't move at all

I have looked through various forums for similar symptoms and have found nothing. I have a Land Rover Freelander 2 2007, 3.2 6 cylinder, automatic transmission with 109,000 KILOMETRES on the clock, so ...
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Engine braking in an automatic: Does it save fuel?

This is a question more to satiate my curiosity than something I want to apply in practice. It's also my first question here, so apologies in advance if I'm doing anything wrong. I've recently ...
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Is ATF friction modifier acceptable to meet my OEM specs

I have a 2014 Kia Rio with a 6 speed auto. It asks for SP-IV specification transmission fluid. The transmission shop I am considering for a fluid change service, said that they use an all purpose ...
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What happens when you shift from Neutral into Drive while in motion?

Suppose you are driving up a long, steep hill in an automatic transmission car. You're doing a steady 40 miles per hour, and suddenly you shift from Drive into Neutral. The engine revs up to around 4-...
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Why did my temperature go down when I turned on A/C?

My car has been running hot and I'm going to be putting in a Thermostat to fix this. However, I have noticed that when I turn on my Air Conditioning, the temperature goes down. I would expect ...
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Correct position of choke

My bike is Yamaha saluto RX 110cc. I confused about the choke position whether it is up lever or down lever guide me
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09 Chevrolet Silverado randomly won’t accelerate

I just had the transmission rebuild in my 09 Silverado, and when we got it back we noticed that randomly while driving the RPMs will accelerate if we press down on the gas but the speedometer won’t ...
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Automatic Gearbox switch with engine off

I have an automatic bmw e90 2005 - 320d. I've been driving it for quite a while now, and few days ago i noticed something which I could not find info, and not certain if is okay. With the car in P ...
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Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018 Short turbo whistle sound during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d

I have a problem with my new Mazda 3 1.5 AT 2018, I hear whistle (sounds like a turbo blow-off valve) during transmission switch from 2nd to 3d, every day and after every traffic light. But when I ...
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How do purely mechanical (early) automatic transmissions know when to shift?

How do early transmissions know when to shift? How do they go to the right gears for the right conditions (heavy acceleration, going up a hill etc.)? I cannot imagine how it is done without electrical ...
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Where is 3rd clutch pressure switch for Honda Accord 2000 sedan 2.3 litters engine?

I am looking for locations of 3rd clutch pressure switch on Honda Accord 2000 sedan 2.3 litters engine. I struggled to find correct videos on youtube (some show 2nd clutch pressure switch, or 3rd ...
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High Rpms and loud reving sound

I have a 2008 mercury sable. Its an automatic. I was in stop and go traffic this morning on the highway and I went to accelerate and the Rpm shot up as high at they could go and stayed there and the ...
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1973 dodge sportsman motor home

The engine won't start. When I turn the key, absolutely nothing happens. There is only a click from turning the key. My battery is full. I bought this motor home last summer after my landlady sold ...
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Mercedes Benz W203 C-Class C220 CDI whining noise

I have my W203 (Automatic Transmission 722.6) that is killing me with this whining noise when i let the release the gas pedal and the sound change intensity depending on the speed. It starts when ...
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Can I shift to neutral when driving? [closed]

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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