Automatic Transmission Problem New Hartford 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 New Hartford you’ll know just what to do.

Local Companies

Crowe's Service Station
(315) 737-5576
3002 Mohawk Street
Sauquoit, NY
Dineen's Repair Service
(315) 823-2020
449 Kelly Road
Little Falls, NY
Carl's Auto Repair
315-724-0736
1310 Conkling Ave
Utica, NY
Tallmans Tire and Auto Service
(315) 732-6522
1719 Genesee Street
Utica, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
4942 Commercial Dr
Yorkville, NY
Bianco's Service Station
(315) 732-8020
274 South Street
Utica, NY
De Land's Garage
(315) 893-7466
6193 State Route 20
Bouckville, NY
Richards Tire & Auto Service
(315) 736-8206
4863 Commercial Dr
New York Mills, NY
Papandrea Automotive Inc
315-733-3060
2 Riverside Dr
Utica, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
616 Plant St
Utica, 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 Myhonestmechanic.com
Related Articles
- Burned Up Transmission New Hartford NY
A car owner asks the Honest Mechanic about some transmission-related issues. The car owner wonders if his transmission is burned up. Find out what the Honest Mechanic has to say and get some useful information in case you ever find yourself facing similar problems with your car.
- Black Transmission Fluid New Hartford NY
- Automatic Transmission Slow to Reverse New Hartford NY
- Ford Mustang GT New Hartford NY
- Car Engine Knocking Noise New Hartford NY
- Automatic Transmission Flush New Hartford NY
- Automatic Transmission Slipping New Hartford NY
- Automatic Transmission Jerks New Hartford NY
- Car Engine Just Cranks New Hartford NY
- Car Engine Dies While Driving New Hartford NY