Mechanics

GEAR SLIPPING

1999 Acura CL

Transmission problem
1999 Acura CL 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

I have a 1999 Acura CL. I've only had it for 3 weeks and it used to drive perfectly. Last night, the car stopped going into reverse. After a few tries, I got it to reverse and then I couldn't move it forward. The car revved real hard as if it was still in neutral. Eventually, it started to move but it jerked so hard that it was like someone learning to drive a car with a manual transmission. It was very dangerous because it would stall every time I had to stop at a light and then try to take off. I escaped a couple rear end collisions and came real close to a front end collision trying to turn left when the transmission failed to go into second gear and I was stuck in the path of oncoming traffic. What should I do? Have I just wasted my money on a lemon?
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Angieacura
August 11, 2010.



Hi angieacura,

The transmission could be malfunctioning due to control faults or low transmission fluid level.

Check the fluid level and condition. If fluids level is correct are bright red, then it is most likely a control fault such as a solenoid is stickingetc.

Get a free scan done at Autozone to see if any fault codes are present. Let me know the exact trouble code so we can understand what is happening.

Hope it is nothing serious.

KHLow2008
Aug 13, 2010.