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Why does an automatic transmission jerk while changing gears?


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2006-04-09 22:24:48
2006-04-09 22:24:48

The "lockup torque converter" could be engaging too soon. Take it to a transmission shop to have it diagnosed.


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Gears slipping, such as sudden high RPM's and loss of power while driving. Failing to change gears at a certain RPM in an automatic.

Hai, In A.T. We havn't necessary to shiftthe gears. According to the Load it will automatically Select the Torque.

if it is automatic the transmission could be slipping if manual the throttle could be sticking

no tranmission fluid in it or it maybe your tranmission is bad because you keep grinding your gears up but for a automatic its your transmission fluid

Automatic trans I take it, sounds like you may need to rebuild or replace soon. The gears could be warn and are starting to slip

rapidly changing gears in anything will hurt the vechicle but not slowing down will not

Almost all automatic transmissions are filled and checked with the engine running and the transmission in Park. Be sure to let the car run for a while to warm up before checking. while filling, be sure to slowly shift the transmission through all the gears (while still sitting still, parking brake on) and recheck the level after shifting.

in an automatic transmission when it shifts the belts that hold the planetary gears that control the gear ratios grab the next gear before it releases the previous gear. while the transmission is in two gears at once the engine doesn't provide the power to the transmission so with the lack of tension on the motor it allows it to build up speed before it slows back down when the transmission releases the lower gear What about a manual transmission? Is it normal for it to still do this same thing?

A car with an automatic transmission allows you to do less work while you drive. The car does all of the gear changing for you so you just have to concentrate on accelerating and steering. There is also less damage done to the transmission as human error is removed and it is run by a computer.

yes .. if the car is in drive and u put it in reverse.... bye bye gears

FAT refers to Floor Automatic Transmission while AT means Automatic transmission in case where shift lever is installed at the steering column

In automatic gearboxes these solenoids change gears for you. It helps the car to down-shift, while at the same time keeping the desired level of torque as well as speed.

have someone change gears, while not running, and make sure the linkage from the gear lever, whether automatic or not, is moving the linkage for the transmission itself. if the linkage is moving on the trasmission, then its probably in the tranny. also make sure the drive shaft is working (runs from the transmission to the rear differential).

I assume you are referring to a manual transmission. Grinding while changing gears is an indication of a synchronizer going bad. Until you get it fixed, try double clutching when shifting.

A clunking sound on shifting gears and while driving can be indicative of failed transmission mount. If the condition is always occurring regardless of shift and driving on level surfaces an internal automatic transmission mechanical condition is possible also.

If it vibrates briefly only while shifting, it's probably the transmission slipping. If all other gears are shifting ok, you're about to loose the transmission.

Your gears is stripped and you need a new one or that one rebuilt!!

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