Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 , ...
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I have a 2009 Chevy impala and when you put it in drive the car moved about 5 feet then when I push on the gas the engine revs like it’s in neutral

Do I need a new Engine? It has an automatic transmission do I need new transmission? Is it a valve or belt ? Please help
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Can someone move my car if it's in Park?

If I'm parked on the side of the street, is it possible for someone or a group of people to move my car by pushing it for example? My car is an automatic and it was on Park with no hand-brake on ...
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What could be the problem with my Range Rover going off when driving? [duplicate]

What could be the problem with my Range Rover going off when driving? I need to stop and restart it over again at times it doesn't pull after restarting , I need to wait for some few minutes before ...
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Transmission fluid shows to be over full and trans is slipping

I have a 2005 Ford F150. The transmission starting having problems shifting today. When I checked the fluid, it shows to be way over full on the dipstick. I have not added any fluid since I have owned ...
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Went in for a transmission repair, had two torque converts fail since, Jeep Liberty

I've been having some issues with a local transmission shop. Basically, I had my transmission rebuilt and it has failed on me twice since. My vehicle is a 2006 Jeep Liberty CRD. My model has the ...
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2008 Jeep Wrangler 3.8L V6 going into high RPMs on highway

I’m not sure if this is normal, but when I get on the highway the car maxes out at 55-60mph, and if i barely press the gas any farther the engine gets super loud and goes into high RPMs. I was ...
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Changed all engine\trans mounts, car vibrates even worse

I have 2002 BMW E46 330xi, it had some issues with vibration at idle (in drive or reverse). I have changed all 3 mounts plus new original nuts (2 for engine and 1 transmission mount). Tranny mount was ...
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Which transmission fluid does a 2014 Honda Fit GP5 Hybrid use?

I have a 2014 Honda Fit GP5 Hybrid, and I would like to know what gear box oil I must use and at what mileage interval to change it?
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I am having trouble with shifting my car in the correct gear

I would like to know what’s wrong with my car .. why does it drives in neutral??I have a 2008 Ford Focus and my shift gear doesn’t drive on the DRIVE label nor park on the Park label .. i don’t know ...
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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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Delay in gear upshift on high rev

I've noticed my Toyota Camry 2010 (automatic transmission) delays gear upshift on high engine rev (> 4000 RPM). But on low rev (typically below 3000 RPM) gear upshift is timely. This wasn't case when ...
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Transmission spins but does not engage in any gears

I Purchased a 2002 Mitsubishi Montaro a few months back and at the time of purchase the shift hole in the transfer case for the shift lever was sealed shut with a piece of sheet metal. The other day ...
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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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changing the keys

My mechanic lost the keys to my S80, 1998 model. And then replace it with another key yet it still cannot start because he said there's a code needed to reset the new key so far the automobile ...
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Transmisson problems 2009 sierra 1500

I have a '09 GMC Sierra 5.3 rwd it has just under 80k miles. I was driving home and my truck felt like transmission wasnt accelerating pulled over and shut it off. Looking around trans fluid was all ...
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Transmission or torque converter issue?

Long story short, car is a BMW 530d automatic from 2012 with the ZF 8 HP transmission. The problem is, after the timing chain was replaced, 2 years ago (and transmission pullet out to do that), the ...

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