When starting my journey my car has begun to what feels like "slip out of gear" when turning reasonably sharply to the right. This only occurs in the first minute or two of a trip and only if going around a sharp round about etc. The car is an automatic and you will be accelerating or gliding around and then go to accelerate out and the car will only roll forward with its current momentum like it is in neutral. After a second or two it seems to fall into gear and then shudders and takes off depending on the revs you are giving it. Does anyone know why this may be occuring and what may need to be fixed ?
A previous mechanic took it for a test drive and it did not occur for him and could find nothing in a general service
Hi I will do my best to answer your question fast and accurate using the info you have provided. Thanks for visiting Just Answer.john aka eautSounds like its low On transmission fluid . I would have it checked
Hi Thanks for your response. I and the mechanic have already checked the auto transmission oil which was alright so i am looking for some other type cause
Hello! Has any service been done to the car since this issue started? Is this a new problem or has it been doing it a while? The "in neutral" feeling and then the shutter sounds like the torque converter is losing pressure. A service flush of the transmission and a new filter and fluid might do the trick.
20 years working on Fords.
Hi Thanks for your response,This is a matter that has occured more and more often. I previously took the car in for a service and also reported this problem. The mechanic informed me (well he charged me anyway) for the service flush of the transmission and new filter. I really am at a loss at what else it could be?????? I'm thinking of taking it to a different mechanic this time but wish i knew more.......
If fluid and filter didn't help, the torque converter is having issues... The only thing you could try is going to a parts store and ask them for a bottle of "Trans X" or equivalent. It is a fluid modifier that increases fluid viscosity to help improve shifts and erratic behavior. It's not a permanent fix if the torque converter is going out, but if it is just weak it should help.
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