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Transmission fails Check engine on, no acceleration

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  • Sharky Feb 07, 2012

    Can you be more specific? Auto or manual? What gear? 

  • Anthony Vachon Feb 07, 2012

    Automatic transmission. I started my car and i could not get any acceleration. It's exactly as if it's stuck on first gear. I drove at 5 mph untill i finally got home and then the check engine light suddenly turned on. Could this be an oil problem or anything else. Is it safe to drive to a mechanic?

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First of all I would not drive it unless testing to see if its fixed it could cause more damage.

Block the wheels so the car can't move, start the car & put it in neutral then check the transmission fluid while the car is in neutral other wise you will get a false reading.

If the transmission fluid is low that can cause the shifting issue, make sure you fill it with the correct fluid.

If that does not the problem or does not help get the engine light scanned so you can get the code. That might tell you what is going on.

Worst case tow it to a transmission shop .. It could be something stupid and cheap the fix but you never know with transmissions.

Posted on Feb 07, 2012

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