Automatic Transmission Problem Fredonia NY

The car owner featured in this article is having shifting problems in his 1995 Dodge Intrepid. He asks about why his car is having trouble shifting from reverse to drive and what to do. Find out what the Honest Mechanic says so that if you ever have this problem in Fredonia you’ll know just what to do.

Local Companies

Napa Silver Creek
(716) 934-2625
95 Main St
Silver Creek, NY
Midas International
(716) 366-2275
4007 Vineyard Dr
Dunkirk, NY
Woods Repair
Brocton, NY
Jims RV Rental
(716) 952-9245
3489 East Main Road
Fredonia, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
15 N Main St
Dunkirk, NY
(716) 753-2613
Lakeview Ave
Mayville, NY
James B Thompson Auto Repair
(716) 673-9141
9360 Route 60
Fredonia, NY
Chris Knopps General Repair
Westfield, NY
Babcock Service Center Inc
Westfield, NY
Cookes Transmission Shop
(716) 326-3040
49 Bird Street
Westfield, NY

Provided by:

Reader Question: I have a 1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3 liter engine, front wheel drive, 42LE stock automatic transaxle. It has an Automatic Transmission problem.

The problem occurs when I shift from reverse to drive. When the transmission shifts from first to second it shudders, delays shifting and when it does shift, it jerks badly.

This only happens when I shift from reverse to drive. If I'm already in drive the transmission shifts normally.

The transmission fluid levels are fine and the fluid does not look burnt. This only happens when the transmission has warmed up.

What could be the problem?

Hi there,

I am not a transmission mechanic, but I would first check the transmission fluid level. Low fluid levels can cause shifting issues like you are having. I really have a feeling this problem is caused by internal transmission wear and not much is going to be done unless the transmission comes out of the vehicle for inspection.

I would visit at least 3 local transmission shops in your area and have them take a test drive with you. I would get them to give you a worst-case scenario estimate, I.E. a complete overhaul, so you can compare prices and what actual work will be performed.

I see people who get quoted a low figure as an initial estimate for repair but then once the transmission is out of the vehicle and spread all over the transmission shop floor they are given a much larger estimate for a complete overhaul.

To read the full article, visit
Related Articles
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Fredonia NY
Need some transmission advice from an honest mechanic? You’ve come to the right place because this Q&A is deals with another car owner’s transmission issues. Here you’ll find a discussion on whether the car owner’s mechanic made mistakes putting the transmission back in the car after fixing a main seal leak.
- Car Engine Just Cranks Fredonia NY
- Ford Mustang GT Fredonia NY
- Automatic Transmission Flush Fredonia NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks Fredonia NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse Fredonia NY
- Burned Up Transmission Fredonia NY
- Car Engine Knocking Noise Fredonia NY
- Black Transmission Fluid Fredonia NY
- Car Engine Dies While Driving Fredonia NY