MY CAR IS HAVING DIFFICULTY STARTING, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON

  • Tiny
  • JFMathes
  • 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 191,000 miles

It's having difficulty changing gears. What's wrong? I got my car's ignition to turn over and while it tried to start, it took it several minutes to do so. Once I got on the highway, my car had difficulty changing gears even though I had it in drive.

Once I got the car up to 3,000 rpm it finally changed gears. My check engine light also came on and hasn't gone off.

Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 8:29 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Since the check engine light is on, have the computer scanned for trouble codes. Most parts stores will do it for free.

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Sunday, February 5th, 2012 AT 8:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • JFMathes
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Alright. Would that help determine what's causing the transmission to not want to change gears?

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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 4:51 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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There may be transmission trouble codes stored too.

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Monday, February 6th, 2012 AT 8:58 PM

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