Boy, it’d be great if we could answer that question! Unfortunately it’s a little too early to tell. That’s because we don’t even know what type of transmission you have… yet. Is The Transmission Rebuild Necessary? The bigger question is: why are you asking? Are you really sure you need [...]
Transmission Won’t Shift All The Way Into High Gear Sometimes my transmission doesn’t seem to shift all the way into high gear until after it’s been running for awhile. What could be causing that?
It may actually be normal operation. That’s because many of today’s computer systems are designed to prevent a shift into high gear until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. Figuring The Problem Out Of course, if your car’s taking too long to warm up, the computer system could be locking [...]
Maybe not. If your car won't shift, or has doesn't seem to have any power, then what you’re experiencing is called “failsafe.” It’s how the transmission is designed to operate when the computer system shuts down. Failsafe is built in to enable you to drive to a repair shop without [...]
My transmission seems to be slipping. Is there any chance that a transmission service will fix the problem?
Maybe, but there are no guarantees. That’s because the oil in your car’s transmission does play a role in how well the clutches hold. And, over time, that oil can wear out. Transmission Rebuild But changing the oil won’t help if the clutches are worn out. Once that happens, the [...]