Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

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

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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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Vehicle Stalls at lights and going up hills

After driving a few miles, 2002 Ford Explorer will start sputtering after stopping at a light. Also, does the same thing when going up hills.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Car died sitting in park

My sisters car died while it was in park, she said it started right up when she got in it, Then she went inside while it warmed up, when she came back out it was dead. I told her that it was probably ...
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Focus CMAX 2.0 Petrol 2006 replacement autogearbox - does it require to recode the vehicle?

I've to replace automatic gearbox on Focus CMAX 2.0 Petrol 2006. I just wanted to know does it also require re-programming the vehicle or any part of it.
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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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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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Mazda 626 1995 automatic won't shift gears

I have a 1995 Mazda 626, 2.0L, automatic transmission. The transmission won't shift. It stays in 3rd gear and won't go into any other gear. The car does drive, but won't change gear out of 3rd. The ...
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Have 01 Dodge ram 2500 desiel automatic transmission

Transmission started making grinding noise on way home. Took forever change gears put it in my garage dropped transmission found round bearings in bell housing. I can't tell if they were from front ...
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Is it nessesary to push shift lock when shifting from Reverse to Drive?

Is it doing damage to an automatic when you don't push the button as long as you've stopped before changing directions?
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Torque converter issue?

My car is a BMW 5 series with the ZF8 automatic transmission. It doesn't shift perfectly - jerks a bit in all gears shifted in the first drive of the day, for around 10 miles then it becomes much ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are 4r70w transmissions interchangable?

I have a 2006 e-150 that needs a transmission. The transmission I took out was a 4r70w. I found a 4r70w out of a 2000 e-250 on ebay. Can I use that transmission as a replacement? The seller only ...
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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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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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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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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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How to disable the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid on a 2001 F-150 with the 4R70W transmission

In another post, I mentioned that when I am trying to cruise I get a massive stuttering from my drivetrain. My only conclusion is my vehicle's torque converter clutch no longer can actually lockup. I'...
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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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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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Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?

This is not with the intention of saving fuel (as I have seen many answers assuming savings in fuel while doing this). But I have this habit of putting the vehicle into neutral before approaching ...
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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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Found a 10 mm nut in the transmission fluid

I was draining the fluid out of the automatic transmission of a '94 Sentra with a RL4F03A tranmission. While I was removing the magnets, one of them was holding onto a 10 mm hex nut. It was clean, not ...
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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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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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Normal Operating Temp for an Automatic Transmission

While I was able to find information on testing the ATF temperature sensor in the GF4A-EL manual I've got: I was unable to find any info on the normal operating temperature of the transmission. I'm ...
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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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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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93 Thunderbird LX priority maintenance?

Purchased from first owner that said he had kept the basic rules and procedures for a stored automobile when I come in from out of town and sees a jump start hooked up this is where I knew it was not ...
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Slow acceleration

I have a Toyota Corolla that hesitates when accelerating from a stop point, ie from 0-20kmph. Then, speed is normal above 20kmph. A description of the sound would be: engine rises and so does the RPM(...
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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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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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VW Golf 2012 DSG auto transmission runs fine but accelerate very slowly with the D1 gear

A month ago, I changed my DSG auto 7-speed transmission's mechatronic because of another issue and after that everything was working just fine. Recently I found that when I start my car and switch my ...
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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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