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Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

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

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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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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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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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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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A one ton Chevy pick up no reverse

2000 Chevy Silverado one ton truck. This truck has an automatic transmission 4L-80 E My son was using it to back and forth to school then one day no reverse
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ATF Warmup (On a cold day)

it’s cold outside now and I was just wondering about my automatic transmission. If you brake fully and apply throttle but the car isn’t moving heat energy is added to the atf right? Would it be ...
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Truck will not go when first starting

I have a 1994 Mazda B4000. In the past week the truck has gotten where it will not go from a stop, it simply revs the engine for around 30 seconds. The truck will then jerk and go. It will do this one ...
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Use Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid [duplicate]

Can we use Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) for a transmission that Manufacturer specified to use Toyota-IV?
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Toyota Yaris transmission problem

2008 Toyota Yaris have a weird problem, It have MMT semi-automatic transmission and last week its change to N itself suddenly. It does not change to 1 when i take to D mode. I wait a while then it ...
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Is this transmission fluid level too high?

I had the transmission fluid changed at the dealership (non flush). On my 2013 Corolla. This is after driving 30 min on hot engine with it running. Is this level too high? Update: Here are new ...
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Automatic bikes [closed]

I know this is a very subjective and could be off the topic,but still i want to know why are cars with auto transmission are quite popular but motorcycles with automatic transmission are very rare to ...
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Flashing Check Engine Light Hyundai Accent

Check engine light repeatedly flashing until car warmed up - should I be concerned? Its been below freezing here.
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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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2011 Honda Civic Coupe Vibration in Reverse

I have a 2011 Honda Civic and since it has been cold (winter in New England, US), from a cold start, idling or moving in reverse, the car vibrates but does not do it in park nor drive. At first I did ...
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Delayed shift between reverse and drive with harsh engagement

Model: 2005 Volvo S40 2.4i / 5 speed automatic Mileage: 127k Miles / 3rd owner Transmission service history: not even changed ATF Other relevant services: replaced all engine/transmission mounts last ...
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(N) neutral position automatic transmission?

Hello everyone I just want to say that my pleasure to be member here My name is Hani I am from Egypt my car is a 2016 hyundai i30 2.0 (AT) OK my topic is about neutral position 'N' ( AT ) Before I ...
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turn off the car while the gear shifter (N)?

firstly I am happy to join her in amazing place I have very important question and it's really am afraid about it I have 2017 hyundai elantra automatic transmission (AT) Hear is what happened "last ...
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On Car Tire Balancing in Automatic Cars

Will doing "On Car Tire Balancing" for balancing wheels of Automatic transmissions cars cause any issues to the transmission? You can see an On-Car balancer in this YouTube video.
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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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Slow auto transmission pickup when really cold - 2015 RAV4 32K miles (Redline D6 fluid)

Many owners of many vehicles report this issue, so am guessing it's not a big problem. The vehicle crawls in reverse or any forward gear until things warm up; normally just a few seconds. ~Thirty ...
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When I put to Drive my transmission goes to manual

KIA RIO 2013 model. I have the option to put it to "D" or +/- for manual. After starting the vehicle I shift from "P" to "D" and it won't move. When I step on the accelerator it goes to "1" even ...
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Reverse gear in Auto transmission not properly engaging after pushing car

I have a 1997 Audi A4 quattro that was not driven for a while, It was given to me by a friend who emigrated. All gears were working fine however the battery was flat and the car was parked right up to ...
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Car “clicks” and rolls down hill in park

Today I parked on a small hill that was probably about a 25% - 30% grade. I used the parking brake as always and did not have any issue when I first parked, even just leaving the car in park without ...
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jumping RPMs around 60-100kms when i push it harder , lower acceleration due to this issue

I've got a 2001 Honda Civic 1.7L 4cyl. engine with an automatic transmission. My issue with it is mainly I find when accelerating faster, like merging on a highway, if I try to push it until it ...
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Automatic transmission difficult shift to upper gears

The car is a 1986 Ford Thunderbird 2.3L Turbo coupe, automatic transmission. Just got it for a few weeks and found it was very jerky when it tries to shift to higher gears, especially around 30 MPH. ...
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Idling with no transmission fluid

I ran out of transmission fluid due to a break in the tubing. Can I idle in Park with no transmission fluid?
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Strange noise after clearing speed bump

I bought a new Renault Captur EDC (automatic) last week. It has been driving fine but yesterday I heard a brief strange noise immediately after clearing each of 2 speed bumps going up a steep road - ...
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2008 Ford Escape takes longer to shift into 3rd or 4th gear? Then high rpm at 100km/hr

So I was driving my 2008 Ford Escape 3.0 litre (185,000 km) on the highway and all of a sudden the wrench light comes on. So I pulled over and reset the need oil change message and turned the vehicle ...
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Transmission 4r44e Wire harness replacement

Im trying to figure out which wires should i use to replace these. keep in mind these cost roughly $ 140 new, currently I cant afford that. used go for $ 50 dlls Im mostly interested in looking for ...
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Car jerks when shifting from Reverse to Drive

Recently, my car started jerking when the drive stick is shifted from 'R' to 'D' position. This doesn't happen when shifting between other positions (not even D to R) or when I switch between gears ...
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Does One wheelspinning in mud damage my car?

if one of wheels trap in mud or lifting up on Jack so rotate idle, and another wheel stop to rotate(because differential), is this situation damage torque converter or Automatic transmission?? or ...
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Is my car likely to last longer being driven 40 miles a day at highway speeds or 14 miles a day in stop-and-go traffic? [closed]

My fiancée has a 1994 Toyota Corolla that is on its last legs (or tires, or whatever) with almost 330,000 miles on it. We're planning to get rid of it when it either becomes disabled or we take it in ...
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Gearbox issues VW Bora MK5 (Bora in Mex) 2007

I've been driving my VW Bora for 7 years. Has had its regular oil changes, tune-ups, tires and brake changes. I love my car and want to keep it perfect. For the last 6 months I have felt that the ...
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Muffler fell off and engine hesitates/stalls - Why and how?

I have a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. Yesterday I went shopping and when I started my car to go home, the engine had a rough idling and eventually stalled when the transmission was in D. I didn't know ...
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Single “thunk” sound when coming to a stop

Vehicles: 1996 Dodge Intrepid, 350,000km, 3.3L V6, 4-speed automatic 2000 Ford Windstar, 168,000km, 3.8L V6, 4-speed automatic Symptoms: I've seen this on 2 vehicles now (the 2 above). When slowing ...
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BMW X3 Jumps to Parking mode

I drive a 2012 BMW X3 F25 (2.0d) automatic. Very frequently, when I come to a halt, the shifter jumps to parking mode. If I disable the Start/Stop system, the problem seems to disappear. I got many ...