Find Out Why Your Transmission is Kicking

By Mister Transmission

Are you experiencing transmission hard shifting problems? Discover what the possible causes are and how you can prevent them

It’s one of the most common problems drivers experience when troubles arise with their vehicles’ transmissions: transmission kicking, also referred to as hard or jerky shifting when changing gears. If you’re experiencing this unsettling problem, a variety of potential causes could be responsible.

More often than not, hard transmission shifts can be attributed to an inadequate level of transmission fluid in your vehicle, or the fluid’s effectiveness is failing because it’s old, dirty, and needs replacing. If the transmission begins to overheat, the fluid will oxidize and it won’t lubricate or cool the transmission. Further, it’s possible your car needs a new transmission filter and a transmission flush, too.

Other possible causes of transmission kicking include:

  • Sensor-related problems. There are electronic sensors located throughout your vehicle that is designed to send and receive signals from the car’s internal computer system. Some of the sensors onboard are responsible for determining when your transmission changes gears, but if the signals between sensors and the computer get crossed, it can lead to hard shifting issues.
  • Clogged or loose vacuum lines. Leaky, loose, or clogged transmission vacuum lines or hoses affect the pressure in the transmission and can create all sorts of problems including hard shifting.

Preventative Maintenance Is Essential

Avoiding a costly transmission repair is entirely dependent upon preventative and proactive maintenance conducted at regular intervals by a certified and experienced professional technician.

Know the faulty transmission warning signs, and if you’re seeking a smoother ride in your car, visit a Mister Transmission location near you to get help correcting the kicking feeling coming from your transmission.

Find a location near you and make an appointment today. Take advantage of our free 21-point multi-check inspection and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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Customer Reviews
Chris was fantastic in walking...
Hubert Miller
Chris was fantastic in walking me thru the process. Straight up and honest.I am in the auto business have been repairing transmissions for years and have had some horror stories with costly bills.Not in this case. Fair and accurate.
Date: March 1, 2021
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Zakieh Accoumeh
Competitive pricing very straight forward easyto deal with
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Albert Karadza
Honest knowledgeable friendly if you need transmission work don't go anywhere else those guys are the best
Date: February 28, 2021
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Zakieh Accoumeh
Dustin and Rory are honest and take great care of their clients
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Leonard Yamniuk
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Date: February 28, 2021
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J A
Very impressed by Cecil and his crew. Took my 2006 Jeep Cherokee in for fuel injector issues and had it running like a dream in no time. Finding a good mechanic that you can trust and won't take you to the cleaners is important to me. I'll get my jeep done here from now on. Shout out to Fab for taking care of my baby.
Date: February 28, 2021
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Mike Marchese
Gary was magnificent and took excellent care of my car , not only was the timing great but the service was better than perfect and he ensured that my car will be in tip top shape when finished, i would highly recommend him for transmission issues and repairs as he is highly experienced and very knowledgable in the industry, overall a wonderful person to deal with!
Date: February 27, 2021
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Brandon Edwards
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Lyn
I lost reverse on my toyota matrix. They were able to fix my transmission at an affordable price. As a student, this was a big plus.
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Gary Hudson
fast, friendly and good pricingI took my service van to a few other local Transmission shops with no results and my down time was way to long. It was really refreshing dealing with Pete and his team they figured out and fixed my transmission issue.
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