Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

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

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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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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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Do I need computer reprogramming when transmission is replaced?

Honda Odyssey 2003: I'm replacing a transmission, and a local mechanic will help me to swap it in my garage. I've been told at a local shop, that in order to install remanufactured transmission ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Camry 2004 6 cylinder ATF type?

Can ATF type III (H) used as transmission fluid for camry 2004 6 cylinder?
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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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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 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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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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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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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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