WHY DOES MY ENGINE DO THAT?

  • Tiny
  • MonteRyanCarlo
  • 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 157 miles

Hey when I start my car and Put it into drive I don't move then it does huge jerk as If the engine going to come thought the cockpit then I start to drive why Dow that happen

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 3:43 AM

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  • saturntech9
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Could be low transmission fluid or fluid pressure clogged transmission filter internal damage etc. Do you have any codes in the computer?

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:03 AM
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  • MonteRyanCarlo
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Nope not that I remember I'm going tomorrow to garage need new cadillac converter, I will check my tramission fluid do I need the car running for bit to check that? N other problem is everytime inturn it makes a loud rubbing sound kinda sounds like I'm driving a electric car I think it's my power steering but I can't find it. Was told it's hard to put fluid in it cuz it's in a hard spot

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:18 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Which engine do you have?If there is no visable transmission fluid leaks the fluid is probably full. Check your power steering fluid level see if its low could explain the noise heard when turning.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:32 AM
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  • MonteRyanCarlo
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I have v6 3.8l n yes I will check once I find it. I just don't understand why engine jerks like that like the whole car jerks.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:37 AM
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  • saturntech9
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From the sudden viloent engagement into drive is causing it.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 7:51 PM
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  • MonteRyanCarlo
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How do I fix that problem?

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 11:48 PM
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  • saturntech9
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So any codes in the computer?ANy transmission leaks?

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 AT 4:20 AM
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Nope

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 AT 11:32 AM
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  • saturntech9
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I would check the transission fluid level then do a pressure test.

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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 3:43 AM

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