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Would my transmission problem cause my check engine light to come on?

I don't know much about cars at all. For the past week or two I have noticed that my car doesn't like to change gears, especially when going up hills (I live in a mountain town), so I figure it's the transmission. My check engine light came on a couple of days ago and I'm wondering if the transmission problem would be causing that? I know I shouldn't wait to have it looked at by a mechanic, but I have recently been laid off and can't really afford it. How long do you think I have before it gets worse? Btw, I have a 2006 Chevy Malibu.

Honda Civic engine or transmission problems?

I have a 96 civic that runs really well, the only problem is that with the air conditioning I feel that once on second gear going up to 2 thousand rpm is a bit shaky and once I'm at 3rd gear from 1700 to 2000 rpm the car jerks a bit but once I'm over 2000 rpm it seems fine. It only does this with the A/C on though. and with the A/C on my idling drops a bit below where it should be.

Could it be my idling control sensor or servo? or could my spark plug wires be the cause of this since I've had problems with them leaking electricity before?

It's just a bit annoying experiencing the jerking motion on 3rd gear, when I step on the gas a bit more the jerking is felt a bit more before i hit 2000rpm. Well It's an annoying feeling especially when i have a couple of passengers on board... Could it be my clutch?

BMW X5 4.6is engine and transmission problems?

As far as torque converters wearing down gears, i would discount that review because it is nonsense talk as much as water wearing down the glass it is poured into. BMW is a great vehicle. A bit over engineered, but none the less there are people that like that in them. I enjoy all the features they have speaking for myself. I do not like the plastic radiator tanks the vehicle is equipped with. A radiator is supposed to exchange heat by radiating it outward of the engine. Putting plastic tanks on it defeats that purpose. I would not mention it so much if were not for the fact that the vehicle does have a tendency to overheat due to a lower cooling capacity. Transmission problems have plagued BMW on the whole for about 5 years or better (touchmatic era). It is my belief that it is a matter of how properly the trans is broken in correctly. When not all portions of the valve body are forced to function, they will begin to stick. This holds true especially if they are not worn in like the rest of th tran's valve body.
It is always a good idea to manually go through the gears several times each driving session to assure all the valve plungers inside the valve body have been forced to do their function.This is hardly ever done and should be performed especially during the first 1200 miles of the vehicle. The trans would be far less likely to encounter the sticky plunger valves syndrome the seem to sometines develop. It's not always good to baby a vehicle you see, and that certainly does apply to those that are German designed. This is no sure fire solution to the BMW plunger 'syndrome' (If I may call it that.) but in most cases it does seem to alleviate the onset of the condition. X5 is a nice vehicle. Much nicer than an X3 which I don't like myself. Personally if I were to offer my highest recommendation in this class vehicle, it would be a Subee Forester. Yup, of all things, a Subaru! Very high quality construction, extremely powerful, very fast, great economy, lots of space. Worth at least glancing at before spending a whole lot. Oh, did I mention that it's less money too? LOL I have no ties with Subaru, or any motor company.
Happy Motoring, Be Safe.

Automatic transmission car problem after engine wash, what could it be?

Hello! I need a little help here. A couple of days ago, I sent my car (suzuki grand vitara 2.0, automatic transmission) for full wash (including under-the-hood cleaning). It seems that they washed the engine. Now the engine doens't work OK: when the transmission is at Neutral, I can accelerate normally, but when I shift to Drive, it won go above 1500 rpm!!!!!! What can be causing this?
THANK YOU!!

Shifting Problems in my 99 VW Beetle - Automatic Transmission?

Well what they are talking about are probably speed sensors that are connected to the transmission that plug into harness's that go to the transmission control comp module, plus it could have a bad sensor connection or wire leading to the sensor. VW's might use a different method or mechanical device that the sensors attache to but what I'd be wondering is how old is the transmission fluid and how miles are on the vehicle bec the transmission filter could be dirty and the fluid is worn out.
Hope that helps and best of luck.By the way if high mileage and no fluid or filter changed in sometime I'd change it asap but be sure to use factory recommended fluids and filters and gasket kits.But even low transmission fluid can cause this problem and don't rely or bet on it that the dealership really checked the level of the transmission fluid so be sure to double check it too.

Will a bad transmission mount cause the engine to sag?

Yes, absolutely. Mounts are very important. They dampen vibration and minimize movement, while allowing some. They are mainly rubber and are a definite wear item. Bad mounts can cause driveability problems along with noises and vibrations. They also waste horsepower and torque if they get really bad as well as cause harm to other components. Even the cylinder walls/pistons can be affected if it is allowed to go on long enough.

Please Help: Possible Problems With My Transmission, No Check Engine Light?

The vehicle I am having problems with is 2004 Ford Explorer with a V6(4.0L - 6Cyl) engine, 4wd, Transmission 5-Automatic(5R55S) and 62,340 miles on the clock.

The allege problem I am having with my transmission is that its shifts hard (up and down but mostly downshift) at around 20-25mph. Causing a bang and jerk feeling. This doesn't happen exactly all time. If I had to estimate it, I would say about 50% of the time.

When taking pressing the gas from a dead stop going up to 35-40 mph the rpm would get around 3000 to 3100 before shifting. Is this normal?

Park to Reverse-- there is a clicking sound- have to listen carefully to hear it

Neutral to Drive-- There is a clicking sound as well.

Drive to Reverse- Click and a slightly hard jerk

Park to Drive - there is a Jerk

^As stated before these issues doesn't happen 100% of the time.

My OD light isn't flashing and there isn't a check engine light on

I do understand that some of the explorer are known to have bad transmission, is this something I should be concerned about?

I spoke with my local ford dealer to an appointment for tomorrow. My main concern is that the charge to diagnose the problem is $160. I would really hate to pay this much money for them to say "We couldn't reproduce the problems you stated you were having".

I was wondering if Ford Mechanic have come kind of machine to connect to your vehicle in order to find out if there is a problem.

If a machine/tool is used to diagnose a transmission, from the problems that I have mentioned in this question, would the problems be picked up or read by this machine or equipment?

Would it be possible for something to be wrong with the transmission without triggering off the Check Engine Light?

Does this vehicle store pending codes? If so, does one exactly check for them or is it something that Ford does?


---I also have a problem shifting out of park when i am parked on an inclined especially when facing downward. From the website car complaints, there are a decent number of complaints regarding the shifter breaking when trying to shift. What could the problem be?


Thank you for everyone helps, I really appreciate it. Have a good day. :)

Check Engine Light- Manual Transmission problem?

Ok I have a manual transmission. Recently when I first turn on my car and start to move, either in 1st or reverse, I have a lot of trouble moving at first. I have to rev the engine for a little and then it moves fine. Now just yesterday the check engine light came on.

I'm guessing these are related. Any ideas on what is causing this? Is it something simple like low transmission fluid or something? Thanks for your help.

Can busted motor mounts lead to transmission problems?

My Mazda 626 started out just making one single pop when I put it in drive. The noise came from the front left part of the car. I took it in and they told me I just had a busted motor mount. Well, I continued to drive it without repair. And the popping sound kept increasing. Two pops then three. Before long it was popping like crazy until 3rd gear, when it would quit. Now the noise was coming from the front center of the car. So I took it in again and they said two motor mounts were busted. Had them repaired only to discover that the noise was coming from the transmission. So, what are your theories as to what happened? Did driving with busted motor mounts screw up my transmission or are the two problems not related? Was the noise coming from my transmission all along or could the initial popping sound on the front left be just the motor mount? I'm trying to understand exactly what happened. Any help would be great!

What are some problems that an engine mount can cause?

On a front engine rear drive car the drivers side engine mounts are stressed by torque and can fail causing the engine to bounce up and hit the hood or radiator shroud. We used to add chains to the left side to hold the engine down. Or use solid motor mounts and sometimes both.On a front wheel drive the engine might move and break something like the exhaust system.You don't want the engine to be able to move. Moving could affect the throttle, the shifter, the clutch, the radiator, hoses, wiring and in extreme cases possibly the engine could rotate around and even fall out.