Questions tagged [automatic-transmission]

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

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Automatic transmission car reversed in a hill with engine off in reverse gear, now the car won't move

Automatic transmission car reversed in a hill with engine off in reverse gear, now the car won't move, Can someone explain what's happening ? engine stopped when i was driving uphill due to low fuel,...
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Car wont turn on Ford Explore

I have a ford explore 2002 limited edition and the transmission blew out on me but my car wont turn on anymore. Does the transmission have anything to do with my car not turning on?
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Why does my car slip from drive to neutral by itself?

Hello my name is Evelyn and I have a 2015 Ford Fiesta SE that I bought new. When I first got the car is had trouble shifting, it acted like a 4 speed car. What I mean is it would whine when it changed ...
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Honda automatic trans fluid level

I have an 02 Honda Odyssey. I did a trans fluid change and fill a bunch of times. I checked the level when the trans was off but did not know to check the level when the trans is hot, so overfilled ...
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Why would my car be dropping in revs when in gear?

I have a 1998 ford Fairmont Automatic and recently got it back from the mechanics but have noticed it starts to drop in revs when in gear, and tries to stall. it's fine in park though.
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Should an automatic drop gears while driving flat without using any pedals, or should it cruise?

I fixed a problem with my accelerator pedal, which caused a different unexpected change to how my automatic behaves. Since it's my first automatic (I normally drive manuals), I want to know which is ...
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Towing a rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral

Can you tow a automatic rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral with the engine running without damaging the transmission? For a short distance.
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2003 Ford Taurus SES Doesn't Move

On my way to work, my 2003 Ford Taurus decided it wasn't going to actually move anymore. Some Context It has been having some transmission trouble for a while now, jerking when I first accelerate (...
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mercedes s350 automatic transmission (722.906 ) is cutting out

i recently diy changed the transmission oil & filter and all shifting solenoids(re-manufactured) in my 722.9 box in an 06 S350 after it just started slipping and the obd scanner showed faulty ...
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Car losing speed on hills

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta sitting at around 124,000 miles. I recently was driving from St. Louis to Pittsburgh at my car would not accelerate properly and at around 70mph, if the rpm hit 4000, my ...
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So I goofed… added fuel cleaner to transmission.

So... as the title says. I accidentally added fuel cleaner to my transmission, which is currently leaking (meant to add stop leak as a temp fix if it worked). I grabbed the wrong bottle and didn’t ...
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'95 Nissan Hardbody, auto trannie slipping in 1st, was told *not* to flush/replace the ATF?

Of the 5 people I've asked IRL, two have told me something like "in older trucks sometimes the transmission fluid is almost 'holding together' a bad transmission, and doing a flush & replacement ...
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Engine tap/knock/noise within a few seconds of starting

1998 I6 - 4.0L All stock ~175,300 mi 13.8 mpg - mostly city A few months ago, I began to hear a noise that sounds similar to a diesel engine, which begins a few seconds after starting the cold engine....
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What is the best course of action when Jeep Wrangler transmission has been driven with low fluid levels

A small pinhole occurred in the transmission cooler lines near the radiator in a 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It has automatic transmission. Over time the owner kept adding transmission fluid when needed and ...
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VW Golf 2012 runs fine but won't accelerate from park without giving it gas

I was driving the car and suddenly trying to stop it (of course I pressed the brake). While the car was moving 5 KM per hour, I accidentally shift gear from D(drive) to P(parking) and hard a 'gar' '...
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Strange noise when putting automatic transmission on “Drive” or “Reverse”

When I put the car in either "D" or "R" (with/without brake pedal applied), I can hear some pretty strange, but quiet, continious "clicking" noise. Actually, it's difficult to me to explain that noise,...
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My mustang doesn’t accelerate. 120000 miles

My car turns on just fine. After a while driving it. The car loses power and it doesn’t want to even hit 10 mph. My check engine light is on, but the machine tells me it’s the oxygen sensors. Can ...
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Transmission Rebuild or Replacement

I have been reading and hearing about transmission rebuilding or replacement. Today a person was asking if they should sell their car or keep repairing it (it had a transmission problem). Notice that ...
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Synthetic transmission fluid for a Peugeot 508 1.6 turbo petrol?

My car has Aisin gear box AM6 recommended AW1 Oil (it's mineral oil). I need to know 2 things: Is it possible to change to synthetic oil? As this oil is not aftermarket yet, what equivalent oils ...
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Is this transmission fluid high enough?

2013 Corolla... This was after my car was driving for 45 minutes on the highway. I checked with the car running in park. This is with wipeing the stick with a clean cloth before inserting to check. ...
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vx 2002 commodore Seized when going from reverse to drive

Tonight, i was reversing uphill to exit a park, put my car into drive and it Seized up. I had no control over steering or my break pedal, it would also not start up again. the only other issue ive had ...
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Am I risking engine or other damage by “babying” a failing transmission?

The transmission in my 2002 Honda Odyssey is on the way out. When cold, it tends to slip from 2nd back to first and sometimes also does weird stuff in 3rd and ultimately goes into limp mode. I did ...
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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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2001 bmw 325ci auto transmission

I have a 2001 BMW 325ci with an auto transmission. My problem is that when I put it in gear it only goes in reverse but not forward. In forward it only revs up. My engine light is on and says my cam ...
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Revs go up, but car doesn't increase in speed while shifting. Trouble accelerating

I have a 1.2L Corsa B automatic, and I'm having trouble accelerating. I can only get to 60 mph slowly on flat roads, and about 30-40 on a hill but 70-80 mph downhill. I can feel it hesitating when ...
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Replacing Nissan Qashqai 2L (2008) Bearing Kit - RE0F10A

I'm working on repairing the automatic transmission in a Nissan Qashqai 2008 (2L engine). Specifically, trying to replace the transmission bearing (RE0F10A) using this kit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/...
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Gear of Car takes time to shift from 1st to 2nd gear

My car is 2005 Chevy Impala. While driving in automatic mode, I have to drive at 18 MPH for around 4-5 seconds to allow the gear to shift from first to second (or second to third gear, I am not sure ...
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02 Taurus no acceleration, miss shifting, and no power

I have a 2002 Taurus 3.0 OHV. I'm getting no acceleration, miss shifting, and no power. I installed a new EGR control valve, differential pressure sensor, air filter, and coolant temperature sensor, ...
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Volvo S60 T5 Auto gearbox replacement

My Volvo S60 T5's gearbox (aw55-50sn) has finally broken; it has a slipping third gear and possible clogged up solenoids in the valve body (due to it clonking into "D" mode). I'm wondering if there's ...
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Automatic Transmition shifting gear not changing to anything other than D

When I attempted to park my Mitsubishi Montero 2002, switching the gear stick from D to P did not disengage the transmission. After running from P to D slowly a couple of times, the car did ...
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Two problems, not sure if they're related. 2008 Hyundai Sonata RPM issue and starting problem

I have a 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 4-speed automatic with 175k miles that's been taken care of it's whole life. Just yesterday as I was accelerating it got to about 23-2500 RPMs and it slightly jerked ...
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Car starts and goes into gear but doesnt move

I have a 06 Lincoln ls now for a while the car wouldn't always accelerate initially hitting the gas but then it would and the car would jerk. Well other day I'm driving and it completely stopped ...
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Strong vibrations when idling even after replacing engine mounts (automatic transmission)

I have a '93 Acura Integra with automatic transmission. Ever since I got it some time ago the car has been vibrating a lot when stopped at a light, for example. The vibration is worse when in gear ...
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Grinding Sound at Specific RPM/Speed

I have a 2011 Ram 1500. For about a month I thought I was hearing a clunk between 2nd and 3rd gear. I finally decided to listen carefully by turning my radio off. I now certainly notice it, but it is ...
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Push start a car with automatic transmission

Is it possible to push start a car with automatic transmission? Use case: Let's say the battery is dead or you have a bad starter. I know this can be done on manual cars by putting the car in to gear ...
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Putting an engine in gear with engine off - automatic

I'm going to be replacing the timing chain guides on a 2007 Nissan Xterra soon and am running into a bit of a hiccup. There's a tool one can buy that bolts onto the flywheel to lock the engine in ...
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The purpose of Smart Junction Box in a car

I am doing research about the smart junction box of a car but on the Internet there is nothing that shows its functionality. I am looking to do some research about it and try to improve its ...
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Could a fuse be responsible for my VW Jetta not shifting while in drive?

Issue with my VW Jetta (2001) Automatic transmission, gasoline engine My tail lights were out because of a missing fuse. So in the dark I looked to find a good one to replace it with (of the ones ...
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What does PRNDSB means?

My Daihatsu Mira does not have any manual, Its an automatic car with TurboEngine and Gear with PRNDSB. What does all these means? My car is four wheel drive as I can see rear differential in it. If ...
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Excessive Vibrations in Drive when holding down the brakes

I'm working on a 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L with an automatic transmission. While I'm used to driving manuals, I would say that the amount of vibration when sitting stopped in drive with the brake on seems ...
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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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Peugeot 607, automatic gearbox, unable to change from D,R,Parking when warm

I'm the owner of a Peugeot 607 with automatic gearbox, everything seems to work correctly when the car is cold, but when the car is warm, i'm unable to change from D-R, R-D, or Parking - D,R, if i ...
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What could be causing my transmission to slip?

Three days ago when I was leaving the store, I started up 2006 Chevy Trailblazer Ls and it wouldn't reverse. I tried to move forward and that wouldn't work either. When I switched from drive or ...
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Automatic Car engine cut off while driving

I got a Peugeot 407 2006 (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION), and it has cutoff/stalled 3 times and I am trying to figure out what's wrong. First time engine cutoff/stall: After applying the brakes and coming ...
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1983 Chevy Midas motorhome engine question

My mother was driving her motorhome to a campground the other day. I was following behind her in our car. About 2 hours in, there was an "explosion" of some kind. It was massive amounts of white smoke ...
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No gears after serpentine belt replaced

After running car hot after serpentine belt broke, i replaced it. But now i dont have any gears! Reverse or drive or first or second? Could it be as simple as adding transmission fluid?
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What damage can one expect from towing an all wheel drive(awd) with 2 wheels down?

About a year ago, I had my awd car towed 12 miles with the front wheels on the lift, rear wheels on the ground while on neutral gear. The car's drive train is the front wheels. I just learned awd ...
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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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Can a bad rear differential hurt an automatic transmission?

I have a bad rear differential (one of the driveshaft seals is shot, and almost all the oil is gone), and I was wondering if this can affect my automatic ZF-6HP26 transmission.

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